The Fall of Man in Wilmslow

The Fall of Man in Wilmslow

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Released May 7, 2015
ISBN 9780857059895

£55.00

Leonard Corell, a detective sergeant in the sleepy town of Wilmslow, is disillusioned with his lot. Trapped between professional stagnation and personal repression, he can't even work up the courage to ask out Julie, the pretty assistant at the tailor's.


Tasked with investigating the suicide of a local recluse, Alan Turing, Corell is torn between admiration for the dead man's genius and disgust for his sexuality. In the face of opposition from his superiors, Corell continues to investigate the open-and-shut case, stumbling across forbidden knowledge about the marvels of Bletchley Park, and the horrors of its hero's downfall.


As this succession of remarkable discoveries drives Corell to examine his own prejudice, he is rocked by two startling developments. His much-loved Aunt Vicky is exposed as a lesbian, and his increasingly hostile bosses are demanding he investigate rumours of homosexual activity in Wilmslow. To make matters worse, it seems Corell's questions might be answered sooner than he imagined...

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David Lagercrantz

David Lagercrantz is a Swedish journalist and author, internationally known as the author of I am Zlatan Ibrahimović, The Girl in the Spider's Web and The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, the latter two being the fourth and fifth installments respectively in the Millennium series originated by Stieg Larsson.

He is a board member of Swedish PEN.

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