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  • Published: 15 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099499282
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $19.99

The Shadows in the Street

Simon Serrailler Book 5

The fifth Simon Serrailler Case

Two local prostitutes are found brutally strangled.

Serrailler is called back urgently from his sabbatical but by the time he reaches Lafferton another girl has vanished.

Then the wife of the Dean at the Cathedral goes missing - has the killer widened their net or is there more than one murderer at large?

  • Published: 15 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099499282
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Susan Hill

Susan Hill has been a professional writer for over fifty years. Her books have won awards and prizes including the Whitbread, the John Llewellyn Rhys and a Somerset Maugham, and have been shortlisted for the Booker. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Honours. Her novels include Strange Meeting, I’m the King of the Castle, In the Springtime of the Year and A Kind Man. She has also published autobiographical works and collections of short stories as well as the Simon Serrailler series of crime novels. The play of her ghost story The Woman in Black has been running in London’s West End since 1988. She has two adult daughters and lives in North Norfolk.


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Praise for The Shadows in the Street

A crime tale with an emotional core


A crime series that specialises in sidestepping conventions, always to exhilarating effect. These books succeed in harnessing all the genre's addictive power while maintaining a complexity and fascination entirely their own


Nothing's quite as it seems, except Hill's brilliantly compelling prose

Daily Mirror

Susan Hill's Serrailler novels, with their persuasively-drawn copper and his equally well-rounded family, are real treats

Barry Forshaw, Daily Express

Susan Hill is extremely rare if not unique in having achieved enormous literary success in two genres, that of so-called straight novels and crime fiction... Deeply engrossing and enjoyable

Antonia Fraser, The Lady

There's something reassuringly Victorian about Hill's literary values

Jane Jakeman, Independent


Lesley McDowell, Herald

This is a very good, very addictive read

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