A Single Death

Description

163 pages
$19.95
ISBN 0-00-223053-4

Author

Publisher

Year

1986

Contributor

Reviewed by L.J. Rouse

L.J. Rouse was a freelance writer in Toronto.

Review

Inspector Charlie Salter returns in the fourth of Eric Wright’s critically acclaimed detective series. Someone else unexpectedly returns, as well: Charlie’s all-but-forgotten first wife Gerry suddenly appears in his office, to confront him with a rather unwelcome problem. A young woman has been found dead, apparently raped and then strangled by an unknown assailant she had evidently admitted to her apartment. Unwillingly Charlie accepts the case; and his investigation teaches him a good deal about his own personal prejudices, about women and loneliness, even about his own much-loved wife Annie.

A Single Death is meticulously plotted, vintage detective fiction.

Citation

Wright, Eric, “A Single Death,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed January 26, 2023, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/35026.