‘This is a taut, handsome job, beautifully written, full of
real characters and acute observations.’
The New York Times
When Colonel Bannister-Coates, an experienced Intelligence
officer, fails to return to his Oxfordshire village home and his immaculate
clothes are discovered dressing a scarecrow in a roadside field, there is a
flurry of anxious activity in Whitehall.
Detective Superintendent Staunton and his urbane Detective
Inspector, Leo Wyndsor, are under pressure to discover if this is defection or
assassination, or if there is some other, less obvious, answer.
Despite local obstruction and sparse, enigmatic clues, and
without the benefit of the more sophisticated aids to detection that are
available now, a pattern gradually emerges, leading the detectives to a climax
as intriguing and hazardous as any found in the earlier highly praised Staunton
and Wyndsor novels.
Savages is the fourth in a series of classic police procedural
murder mysteries set in the 1970s.
These books were previously published worldwide, by major
publishing houses, in hard and paperback editions and are now available as
The Hunters is the first in The Staunton and Wyndsor Series
which introduced the two memorable detectives, followed by The Liars and The
Enthusiast. They are set in various locations in Britain.
Each novel is a stand-alone story, with the same two detectives
as the major protagonists.
comments on the other Staunton and Wyndsor
‘Exceptionally well told, with
‘Peter Hill does a fine job with character, plot, atmosphere
‘To follow… the brilliantly inspired tracking of Hill’s two
detectives is a joy, apart from the brain
teasing pleasure of accepting the author’s challenge to identify the
‘A tremendous piece of fast-moving fiction. Not one word
wasted, the story starts and ends with a bang.’
‘I’d like to see Messrs. Staunton and Wyndsor in more books. They’re a lot of fun—and
they’re good detectives.’
Press, Newport News, Virginia
‘A really good thriller writer.’
‘Taut, sharp, fast-moving…’
‘A really first-class who-dunnit.’