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Put out the light
Quinton, Ann.
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Publication Information:
Sutton : Severn House, 2000.
Physical Description:
218 pages ; 23 cm
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Central Library X Adult Fiction Being fixed/mended
Orchard Park Library X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense

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A bizarre cult called The Children of Light has moved to Moulton Manor, and one by one the young people of the town find themselves drawn into its teaching. When the body of one of the cult members is found, the clues point towards her being a victim of the Wessex Rapist.

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Booklist Review

Trouble is afoot in Dorset, and Detective Inspector Nick Holroyd is right in the middle of it. There has been a string of robberies, and the women of the area are being terrorized by the Wessex rapist. Nick also learns that his stepsister has joined a nearby commune, the Children of Light, run by the charismatic Gabriel. Meanwhile, Nick faces a personal problem on the romance front: his friend, Rachel, a widow and a lay minister, is not sure how deeply she wants to get involved with him. Quinton does a fine job of tossing all these elements together and coming up with a mystery that's full-bodied and satisfying. This British import makes no concessions to American audiences in terms of language, description, or any of the small details with which Yanks might not be familiar--and that's one of the book's definite strengths. Readers will get a sense of today's England, with its icing of history juxtaposed against a rather charmless modernity. --Ilene Cooper

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