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Death of a murderer

In November 2002, police constable Billy Tyler is summoned to the mortuary of a hospital in Suffolk. For the next twelve hours, from seven in the evening till seven in the morning, he is responsible for guarding the body of the notorious child-killer Myra Hindley. In the face of public hostility and media frenzy, Billy's job, as his superior puts it, is to "make sure nothing happens". As a seasoned police officer, Billy's approach is utterly professional, but as the night wears on, in the eerie silence of the hospital, the dead woman's presence begins to assert itself, and Billy's own problems and anxieties - a stalled career, a fractious marriage, a disabled daughter - gradually acquire a new and unexpected significance.

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  • "In November 2002, police constable Billy Tyler is summoned to the mortuary of a hospital in Suffolk. For the next twelve hours, from seven in the evening till seven in the morning, he is responsible for guarding the body of the notorious child-killer Myra Hindley. In the face of public hostility and media frenzy, Billy's job, as his superior puts it, is to "make sure nothing happens". As a seasoned police officer, Billy's approach is utterly professional, but as the night wears on, in the eerie silence of the hospital, the dead woman's presence begins to assert itself, and Billy's own problems and anxieties - a stalled career, a fractious marriage, a disabled daughter - gradually acquire a new and unexpected significance."@en
  • "After decades in prison for crimes gruesomely familiar to everyone in England, a murderer has finally died of natural causes, no less notorious in death than she was in life. Billy Tyler, a career policeman, has been assigned the task of guarding her body in the hospital morgue. But alone on a graveyard shift his wife begged him not accept, Billy has occasion to contemplate the various turns his life has taken and to discover why it is that on this dark night of the soul the reviled murderer seems to speak to him directly. Death of a Murderer is a gripping novel of crime, punishment, fear, and temptation. From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "Summoned to guard the body of notorious child killer Myra Hindley after she dies in prison, police constable Billy Tyler reflects on his own problems and anxieties, including his stalled career, a fractious marriage, and what separates normal people from monsters."
  • "Summoned to guard the body of notorious child killer Myra Hindley after she dies in prison, police constable Billy Tyler reflects on his own problems and anxieties, including his stalled career, a fractious marriage, and what separates normal people from monsters."@en

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  • "Psychological fiction"
  • "Psychological fiction"@en
  • "Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)"@en
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Large type books"@en
  • "Large type books"

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  • "Death of a murderer"
  • "Death of a murderer"@en
  • "Death of a murderer : a novel"@en
  • "Death of a murderer : [a novel]"