By Gwendoline Butler
The 1st John Coffin tale with a latest atmosphere. A recently-promoted John Coffin quickly has his arms complete while a severed human head turns up the stairs of his new domestic. From the most appraised English secret authors, excellent for fanatics of Agatha Christie. John Coffin now instructions his personal strength within the newly created moment urban of London, validated at the website of the previous Docklands. lifestyles is sweet for Coffin – he's earned a merchandising and has simply moved right into a new domestic within the tower of a renovated church-turned-theatre. Then a severed human head is located in an urn at the church steps, and a hand turns up in a freezer upstairs. Coffin needs to seek out the serial killer earlier than extra physique elements commence showing.
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