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The Shadows in the Street

The Shadows in the Street

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: The fifth in the Simon Serrailler series

  • ISBN: 978-0099499282
  • Genre: Crime

What you need to know before your trail

Two local prostitutes are found brutally strangled.

Serrailler is called back urgently from his sabbatical but by the time he reaches Lafferton another girl has vanished.

Then the wife of the Dean at the Cathedral goes missing – has the killer widened their net or is there more than one murderer at large?

Travel Guide

BookTrail Travel to Lafferton

Map of Lafferton

Map of Lafferton from the book

BookTrail Travel To Exeter

BookTrail Travel to Salisbury

Lafferton is a fictional cathedral town somewhere in Southern England.

On Susan Hill’s Website she says of Lafferton “I am often asked if it is based on a real place. No, but if you think of places like Exeter or Salisbury you are on the right lines.”

There is a map in each of the books and together with the descriptions in the story, you get a good sense of time and place.

From The Various Haunts of Men:

“It was small, but not too small, had wide, leafy avenues and some pretty Victorian terraces and, in the Cathedral Close, fine Georgian houses. The Cathedral itself was magnificent . . . and there were quality shops, pleasant cafes.”

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Shadows of the Street

Destination: England, “Lafferton”, Essex, Salisbury  Author/guide: Susan Hill  Departure Time: 2000s

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