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Rupert Thomson

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Death of a Murderer (Knopf)
A factual series of murders provides the background for this novel: the Moor Murders that haunted the British imagination in the 1960's. The book traces a day in the life of a policeman who has been assigned to sit in the morgue, guarding the Moor Murderer's body. The policeman spends twelve hours reliving those murders, talking with a ghost and regretting his life. We spend a mere half hour on the nature of evil.

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Host:
Michael Silverblatt