Lady Jail
by John Farrow

Quebec, 1994. Sergeant-Detective Émile Cinq-Mars is summoned from Montreal to investigate the murder of a prisoner in an experimental women’s jail. He knows the prime suspect – he arrested her. But darker forces are interested in Abigail, and Émile interferes at his own peril. For as he’ll soon discover, in Lady Jail, nothing is as it seems …


Farrow keeps the story’s development as intense as the claustrophobic setting until he’s ready to unleash a bravura, hyperextended denouement. A wonderful corrective for your pandemic-induced cabin fever. Yes, things could be much, much worse

Kirkus Reviews

Enjoyable … Fans of intelligent police procedurals will be rewarded

Publishers Weekly

Remarkable stuff. Fans of Bill James’ Harpur and Iles saga of cops and robbers are in for quite a treat

Kirkus Reviews Starred Review of Roar Back

Good interplay between the characters, each with a distinctive voice, keeps the tension high. Fans of character-driven police procedurals will be satisfied

Publishers Weekly on Ball Park

A fine, character-rich mystery

Booklist on Ball Park

The perfect read-alike for Louise Penny's Armand Gamache novels

Booklist on Perish the Day

John Farrow

John Farrow is the pseudonym of Trevor Ferguson, a Canadian novelist and playwright with eight previous novels in the Émile Cinq-Mars thriller series and seven literary novels under his own name. Booklist in New York has called his crime series the best of our time. Die Zeit in Germany has called it the best of all time.

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Lady Jail by John Farrow is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278907332nd February 2021150 X 220mm256$28.99
Hardback978072789073330th November 2020150 X 220mm256£20.99
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