A Little White Death: An Inspector Troy Novel

By John Lawton
Read by Sara Coward

The Inspector Troy Series: Book 3

17.62 Hours 01/09/2018 unabridged
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England in 1963 is a country set to explode. The old guard, shocked by the habits of the war-baby youth—sex, drugs, and rock and roll—sets out to fight back. The battle moves uncomfortably close to Chief Inspector Troy. While Troy is on medical leave for a nasty case of tuberculosis, the Yard brings charges against an acquaintance of his, a hedonistic doctor with a penchant for voyeurism and uninhibited young women. Two of these women just happen to be sleeping with a senior man at the foreign office and 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 backroom deals in the halls of Parliament, not to mention murder. It’s all Troy can do, fighting off some bad habits of his own, to stay afloat in a country immersed in drugs and up to its neck in scandal.

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Summary

Summary

England in 1963 is a country set to explode. The old guard, shocked by the habits of the war-baby youth—sex, drugs, and rock and roll—sets out to fight back. The battle moves uncomfortably close to Chief Inspector Troy. While Troy is on medical leave for a nasty case of tuberculosis, the Yard brings charges against an acquaintance of his, a hedonistic doctor with a penchant for voyeurism and uninhibited young women. Two of these women just happen to be sleeping with a senior man at the foreign office and 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 backroom deals in the halls of Parliament, not to mention murder. It’s all Troy can do, fighting off some bad habits of his own, to stay afloat in a country immersed in drugs and up to its neck in scandal.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A good deal of thoughtful commentary…on what it all means to three generations of Britons trying to free themselves from one another’s moral imperatives…The Chekhovian echo brilliantly captures the end-of-days significance of every sordid incident in this sprawling story.” New York Times
“Lawton is such an entertaining, literate storyteller.” Publishers Weekly
“A stylish novel of intrigue and manners spanning the corridors of power and the back alleys of vice, circa 1963.” Booklist
“Reflects all the turmoil and moral ambiguity of the times, and he writes like a house afire.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: John Lawton

John Lawton is the author of the Inspector Troy series, the Joe Wilderness series, Sweet Sunday, and 1963, a volume of history. He has also edited reissued books by H. G. Wells, D. H. Lawrence, and Joseph Conrad. His Inspector Troy novels have been named Best Books of the Year by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and New York Times Book Review. He lives in the north of England and Italy.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 17.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English