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ISBN: 0330345656

ISBN13: 9780330345651

A Perfect Execution

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Book Overview

From the author of In the Kingdom of Air comes A Perfect Execution, the tale of Jeremiah Bembo, England's greatest hangman. Propelled by a murder-mystery plot, the book is more the tale of the... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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3 ratings


What a pleasure. A real novel --no gimics, but nice twists and turns that are credible. Wonderful character development, humor in spots where it works. A page turner with class. I have also read Man Overboard and the one set in the English Channel Islands. This one is the best of those three.

A perfectly executed novel.

A perfectly executed novel. Set in England during the 1950s and 1960s, the story follows Jem, known as Solomon Straw, a hangman for England. Solomon for wisdom and Straw representing the fraility of man. The novel examines the heart of men, through a very telling story. Although set in the 20th century, it felt like 19th century English literature with the small town British community where all the main characters interweave in believeable ways.

A brilliant psychological whodunnit with a poetic subtext

The book starts with the chilling logistics of penal execution and continues to dig behind the motivation of the key characters. The plot is something of a whodunnit, but is executed with poetic beauty. Perhaps not a "must read", but certainly a "should read"
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