Stone’s Fall

Stone’s Fall by Iain Pears The real life murder of an Oxford professor in 1663 and its surrounding circumstances doesn’t sound like one of those plots that people immediately think of as the basis for a great novel. But Iain Pears’s Instance at the Fingerpost was a classic that hooked people from all walks of life. The same events, the same murder, as seen through the eyes of four different people, with details of the era making you wonder how people lived back then take the reader on a journey he will never forget. His readers then bought and read his other books, from his art theft detective stories based in Rome, to his Dream of Scipio which spans 2 millennia in the south of France. His writing genuinely brings forth the feel of whatever location he describes in his stories. […]