The Wimbledon Poisoner, Paperback

The Wimbledon Poisoner Paperback

3 out of 5 (1 rating)


From the author of Witchcraft comes this black comedy about an unsuccessful solicitor who decides to murder his wife, with devastating results.




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A mad farce - a disgruntled and dissatisfied husband sets out to poison his wife, and ends up wiping out friends and local strangers in an incompetent and increasingly desperate campaign. The papers are full of the hunt for the new serial killer and despite constantly expecting to have his collar felt, Henry Farr remains at liberty. He slowly realises he doesn't wish to kill anyone, not even his wife. As the book goes on we realise that Henry Farr is even less capable than he seems and, despite his best efforts, hasn't managed a single victim - which means there is a serial killer at large and he's one of the other suburban basket-cases that Wimbledon seems full of in this book.The book kept me mildly entertained to the end, but I thought it had dated very quickly considering it was written less than thirty years ago.

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