A City of Strangers - Robert BarnardBantam, 1990, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ showing very slight shelf wear with a 6cm slit on the front cover. Bumped at tail of spine.
The Phelans were without a doubt the most unpleasant family living in Sleate. Jack Phelan was a fat, aggressive bully with a criminal record. His wife was a greasy slattern, and his children ranged from the meanly vicious to the downright loathsome. Only 12 year-old Michael seemed to have escaped the miasma of evil that affected the rest of the family.When the respectable inhabitants of Wynton Lane hear that Jack Phelan has won the pools and is planning to become their neighbour, panic sets in.The fire that rages through their council house that night is started by an oily rag through the letterbox. Only Jack was killed - but was the intention to kill all of them, even Michael? And as the investigation grows, all kinds of sinister facts begin to emerge about the respectable householders of Wynton Lane.(Hardback Out of Print)