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A Pleasure and a Calling

Label
A Pleasure and a Calling
Title
A Pleasure and a Calling
Statement of responsibility
Phil Hogan
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Language
eng
Summary
A DELICIOUSLY UNSETTLING TALE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE THAT DELVES INTO THE MIND OF A MAN WITH A CHILLING DOUBLE LIFE.Mr. Heming loves the leafy English village where he lives. As a local real estate agent, he knows every square inch of the town and sees himself as its protector, diligent in enforcing its quaint charm. Most people don't pay much attention to Mr. Heming; he is someone who fades easily into the background. But Mr. Heming pays attention to them. You see, he has the keys to their homes. In fact, he has the keys to every home he's ever sold in town. Over the years, he has kept them all so that he can observe his neighbors, not just on the street, but behind locked doors. Mr. Heming considers himself a connoisseur of the private lives of others. He is witness to the minutiae of their daily lives, the objects they care about, the secrets they keep. As details emerge about a troubled childhood, Mr. Heming's disturbing hobby begins to form a clear pattern, and the reasons behind it come into focus. But when the quiet routine of the village is disrupted by strange occurrences, including a dead body found in the backyard of a client's home, Mr. Heming realizes it may only be a matter of time before his secrets are found out. A brilliant portrait of one man's obsession, A Pleasure and a Calling by Phil Hogan is a darkly funny and utterly transfixing tale that will hold you under its spell
Summary
You won't remember Mr Heming. He showed you round your comfortable home, suggested a sustainable financial package, negotiated a price with the owner and called you with the good news. The less good news is that, all these years later, he still has the key. That's absurd, you laugh. Of all the many hundreds of houses he has sold, why would he still have the key to mine? The answer to that is, he has the keys to them all. William Heming's every pleasure is in his leafy community. He loves and knows every inch of it, feels nurtured by it, and would defend it - perhaps not with his life but if it came to it, with yours...
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10390043
Cataloging source
DLC
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1955-
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Hogan, Phil
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Mystery
Target audience
adult
Label
A Pleasure and a Calling
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:06eaf7cf-c6b6-4609-ab7a-b3d9b6a6a4c3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781250060648
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Pleasure and a Calling
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:06eaf7cf-c6b6-4609-ab7a-b3d9b6a6a4c3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781250060648
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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