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  • Published: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9780552164160
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $19.99
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Set In Stone




In Robert Goddard’s haunting mystery a strange house links past and present, a murder, a political scandal and an unexplained tragedy.

Recovering from the recent death of his wife in a cliff fall, Tony Sheridan goes to stay with her sister and her husband at their house in Rutland. The house, called Otherways, is in some senses a character in the story: a strange, circular, moted construction dating from Edwardian times.

Disturbed by memories of his wife and a growing attraction to her sister, and troubled by vivid dreams, Sheridan learns that a murder committed at the house in 1939 still has resonances for those living in the neighbourhood, including the sister of the murdered woman.

There is a scandal surrounding the murderer’s brother, and enough hints of other mysteries to forewarn Sheridan of impending disaster as he embarks on a secret affair. But that disaster is far worse than a friendship betrayed. Its nature is revealed by the ghosts that have haunted Otherways over the years - of whom he comes to fear that he may be one himself.

  • Pub date: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9780552164160
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Robert Goddard

Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire in 1954. He was educated at Price’s School Fareham, and Peterhouse, Cambridge where he read History. He unsuccessfully pursued various career options, finally spending ten years as a local government officer. Frustrated with a lot of contemporary fiction, he set out to write a novel that did what he wanted more novels to do: tell a tightly constructed and densely plotted story engrossingly and satisfyingly. The result was Past Caring and when it became a success he realised that he had, in fact, always been a writer.

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Praise for Set In Stone

“'Without a doubt one of his best...a heady blend of mystery and adventure, further spiced up with a judicious sprinkling of the supernatural'”

Oxford Times

“'A series of twists bursting into a surprising and convincing climax'”

Daily Telegraph

“'A fascinating tale of suspicion and treachery...head and shoulders above his competitors'”

Yorkshire Post


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