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Robinson, Peter. CAEDMON'S SONG (AKA THE FIRST CUT ) - MacMillan 2003

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Caedmon's Song (aka The First Cut ) by Peter Robinson. 2003 - MacMillan. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a fine dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, Caedmon's Song (aka The First Cut ) by Peter Robinson, published in 2003 by MacMillan.

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Title Caedmon's Song (aka The First Cut )
Author Peter Robinson
Publisher MacMillan
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 1990
ISBN 1405041110
Cover Price 15.99
No. Pages 276
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.54

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and not excessively toned, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £15.99.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson was born in Yorkshire.

His first novel, Gallows View (1987), introduced Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks. It was short-listed for the John Creasey Award in the UK and Crime Writers of Canada best first novel award. A Dedicated Man followed in 1988 and was short-listed for the CWC's Arthur Ellis Award. A Necessary End and The Hanging Valley, both Inspector Banks novels, followed in 1989, and the latter was nominated for an Arthur. Both received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly in the US.

Robinson lives in the Beaches area of Toronto with his wife, Sheila Halladay, and he occasionally teaches crime writing at the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies

Synopsis of this title

One warm June night, a university student called Kirsten is viciously attacked in a park by a serial killer. He is interrupted, and Kirsten survives, but in a severe physically and psychologically damaged state. As the killer continues, leaving a trail of mutilated corpses, Kirsten confronts her memories and becomes convinced not only that she can, but that she must remember what happened. Through fragments of nightmares, the details slowly reveal themselves. Interwoven with Kirsten's story is that of Martha Browne, a woman who arrives in the Yorkshire coastal town of Whitby with a sense of mission. Finally, the two strands are woven together and united in a startling, chilling conclusion. Non-series novel.

Reviews of this title


'Robinson has all the elements in this novel well in hand--pacing, place, character, dialogue--and he keeps the suspense moving right down to the twist ending." Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail

'The author deserves credit for maintaining a strong hold on our attention throughout." Patricia Craig, Times Literary Supplement

'This is a powerful and haunting novel, ingenious in construction and both intelligent and compassionate. It is also horrifying. Robinson is a fine novelist." Robin Skelton, Toronto Star

'The characters' obsessions and extreme experiences with literary overtones and strong local atmosphere remind the reader of Graham Greene....The suspense builds mercilessly to a high pitch." Burt Heward, Ottawa Citizen

'Caedmon's Song breaks new ground....Peter Robinson's control of the intertwining stories is masterful. He brings to the tragedy a cool objectivity and engages the reader in a grip that never relaxes. He is moving into the front rank of crime novelists." Peter Ferris, Winnipeg Free Press

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