A Little White Death

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Grove/Atlantic, Inc., Dec 1, 2007 - Fiction - 448 pages
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The latest novel from the master spy novelist John Lawton follows Inspector Troy, now Scotland Yard’s chief detective, deep into a scandal reminiscent of the infamous Profumo affair.
England in 1963 is a country set to explode. The old guard, shocked by the habits of the war baby youth, sets out to fight back. The battle reaches uncomfortably close to Troy. While he is on medical leave, the Yard brings charges against an acquaintance of his, a hedonistic doctor with a penchant for voyeurism and young women, two of whom just happen to be sleeping with a senior man at the Foreign Office as well as a KGB agent.
But on the eve of the verdict a curious double case of suicide drags Troy back into active duty. Beyond bedroom acrobatics, the secret affairs now stretch to double crosses and deals in the halls of power, not to mention murder. It’s all Troy can do to stay afloat in a country immersed in drugs, up to its neck in scandal.
 

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User Review  - jamespurcell - LibraryThing

John Lawton may not be obsessed with sex but his protagonist Chief Inspector Troy surely is, in this episode of Lawton's quite good series. Ill with tuberculosis and on invalid leave, Troy quite ... Read full review

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I love the Frederick Troy series of novels (and they are proper novels): so vividly realised is the social history of England through these unconventional murder mysteries. The writing is deft and ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue December 1962 New York
1
January 1963 England
6
Chapter 2
17
Chapter 3
23
Chapter 4
28
Chapter 5
29
Chapter 6
33
Chapter 7
34
Chapter 66
232
Chapter 67
234
Chapter 68
235
Chapter 69
240
Chapter 70
244
Chapter 71
245
Chapter 72
247
Chapter 73
251

Chapter 8
35
Chapter 9
39
Chapter 10
47
Chapter 11
48
Chapter 12
53
Chapter 13
54
Chapter 14
56
Chapter 15
62
Chapter 16
63
Chapter 17
67
Chapter 18
68
Chapter 19
72
Chapter 20
79
Chapter 21
80
Chapter 22
82
Chapter 23
87
Chapter 24
93
Chapter 25
98
Chapter 26
104
Chapter 27
112
Chapter 28
113
Chapter 29
117
Chapter 30
118
Chapter 31
119
Chapter 32
122
Chapter 34
123
Chapter 35
127
Chapter 36
128
Chapter 37
129
Chapter 38
130
Chapter 39
133
Chapter 40
136
Chapter 41
137
Chapter 42
143
Chapter 43
146
Chapter 44
157
Chapter 46
162
Chapter 47
165
Chapter 48
168
Chapter 49
171
Chapter 50
172
Chapter 51
174
Chapter 52
176
Chapter 53
179
Chapter 54
189
Chapter 55
197
Chapter 56
202
Chapter 57
203
Chapter 58
208
Chapter 59
213
Chapter 60
214
Chapter 61
217
Chapter 62
218
Chapter 63
223
Chapter 64
224
Chapter 65
226
Chapter 74
255
Chapter 75
256
Chapter 76
258
Chapter 77
259
Chapter 78
266
Chapter 79
268
Chapter 80
269
Chapter 81
276
Chapter 82
279
Chapter 83
289
Chapter 84
292
Chapter 85
293
Chapter 86
296
Chapter 87
302
Chapter 88
304
Chapter 89
309
Chapter 90
311
Chapter 91
313
Chapter 92
321
Chapter 93
323
Chapter 94
324
Chapter 95
330
Chapter 96
331
Chapter 97
333
Chapter 98
335
Chapter 99
338
Chapter 100
340
Chapter 101
342
Chapter 102
343
Chapter 103
344
Chapter 104
345
Chapter 106
350
Chapter 107
351
Chapter 108
353
Chapter 109
354
Chapter 110
356
Chapter 111
364
Chapter 112
365
Chapter 113
368
Chapter 114
372
Chapter 115
382
Chapter 116
384
Chapter 117
388
Chapter 118
393
Chapter 119
394
Chapter 120
396
Chapter 121
405
Chapter 122
410
Chapter 123
414
Chapter 124
415
Chapter 125
416
Chapter 126
420
Chapter 127
425
Chapter 128
427
Epilogue November 1963 New York
432

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About the author (2007)

John Lawton is a novelist and occasional historian. He lives high up in the English hills, but spends part of the year in New York City.

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