512 pages, Paperback
Paul Presset cannot resist an open opportunity to rid himself of his overbearing wife. This powerful and haunting novel traces the dawn of motive in his mind, the murder, the man-hunt across England, the arrest, trial and final terrible scene of culmination. It was made into a BBC television series starring Ian Holm in 1980.
‘I read this novel when it was first published and can remember clearly what an impression it left on me. It certainly deserves to be discovered by a modern readership and I congratulate you on the decision to include it in your series.’ PD James.
'The man-hunt, the trial, the last terrible moments are unforgettable …I confess
that it left me completely shaken.' Daily Mirror
- Ernest Raymond (1888 - 1974) was known for his 1922 book, Tell England, set in World War I. His next biggest success was We, The Accused which was made into a BBC drama starring Ian Holm in 1980. Raymond's post-war autobiography, Please You, Draw Near, was published in 1969. He was awarded an OBE in 1972, and died in 1974.Clive Stafford Smith
- Clive Stafford Smith is the director of Reprieve, the UK legal action charity that uses the law to enforce the human rights of prisoners, from death row to Guantanamo Bay. For more information and to support this work, see www.reprieve.org.uk, or contact Reprieve, [email protected]