Death in Summer
by William Trevor
Viking, Penguin, 1998 [First Edition], ISBN 067088202, hardcover, dust-jacket
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, a trifle dusty on top fore-edge, dust-jacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with minor rubbing to edges and corners (see photographs)
"There were three deaths that summer. The first was Letitia's, sudden and quite unexpected, leaving her husband, Thaddeus, haunted by the details of her last afternoon.
The next death came some weeks later, after Thaddeus's mother-in-law helped him to interview for a nanny to bring up their baby. None of the applicants were suitable--least of all the last one, with her sharp features, her shabby clothes that reeked of cigarettes, her badly typed references--so Letitia's mother moved herself in. But then, just as the household was beginning to settle down, the last of the nannies surprisingly returned, her unwelcome arrival heralding the third of the summer tragedies."