The Water Clock
In the bleak, snowbound landscape of the Cambridgeshire Fens, a man's mutilated body is discovered in a block of ice. High up on Ely Cathedral a second body is discovered, grotesquely riding an ancient stone gargoyle. The decaying corpse, it seems, has been there for more than thirty years.
Philip Dryden, lead reporter for the local newspaper The Crow, knows he's onto a great story when forensic evidence links both victims to one terrifying crime in 1966. But the story also offers Dryden the key to a very personal mystery. Who saved his life after a car crash one foggy night two years ago---and who left his wife, Laura, in a ditch to die? As he continues his painful visits to Laura, who has been locked in a coma ever since the accident, Dryden's search for the truth takes on ever increasing urgency. The answers will bring him face to face with his own guilt, his own fears---and a cold and ruthless killer.
This brilliant and evocative murder mystery, which was shortlisted for Britain's John Creasey Award for the best first crime novel of the year, marks Jim Kelly as the new master of suspense.
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Review: The Water Clock (Philip Dryden #1)User Review - Trev Twinem - Goodreads
Well actually I did not finish...I hate to leave a book unfinished...but I was so bored...yawn...yawn! Philip Dryden trying to solve a murder linked to events stretching back some 30 years...talk ... Read full review
Review: The Water Clock (Philip Dryden #1)User Review - Elaine Flew - Goodreads
I discovered Jim Kelly a few years ago - what a find! His prose makes the reader feel as though they are part of the story. It pulls you in, and holds you with a grip of steel - atmospheric and ... Read full review
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He has written four crime novels (including the award-winning The Water Clock) featuring fictional journalist Philip Dryden, based in the Cambridgeshire ...
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