The Skeleton Man by Jim Kelly

The Skeleton Man

byJim Kelly

Kobo ebook | September 4, 2008

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For seventeen years, the Cambridgeshire hamlet of Jude's Ferry has lain abandoned, requisitioned by the Government for military training. In its thousand-year-old history, it had been famous for one thing - never having recorded a single crime.

But when local reporter Philip Dryden joins the Territorial Army on exercise in the empty village, its spotless history is literally blown apart. For the TA's shells reveal a hidden cellar beneath the old pub. And inside the cellar hangs a skeleton, a noose around its neck . . .

Two days later, a man is pulled from the reeds in the river near Ely - he has no idea who he is or how he got there. But he knows the words 'Jude's Ferry' are important, and he knows he is afraid...

Title:The Skeleton ManFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 4, 2008Publisher:Penguin Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141889845

ISBN - 13:9780141889849


Rated 3 out of 5 by from So so I thoroughly enjoyed the other Dryden books I have read. I still really like the setting and I want to know more about Humph the cab driver. :-D. But this book was just too convoluted for me . Too many twists and sub characters . In retrospect maybe it was just away to introduce his new detective.....? If so ,cheap shot . I still want to visit The Fens but maybe not with Phillip Dryden
Date published: 2015-04-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Philip Dryden #5 Another good book featuring Philip Dryden. Jim Kelly continues his pattern of taking a story from the past and pulling it into the present. In this case Philip finds himself investigating a murder that happened seventeen years ago...and all the secrets, lies, and emotions that have been covered up for so long begin to resurface. I continue to praise the style of mystery writing that the majority of British and European writers seem to bring to the table...and that is that murder is secondary while the who and why take the starring role in the plot.
Date published: 2013-10-19