Near fine condition.Hodder & Stoughton,2005.First UK edition-first printing.Black hardback(small tear on the back cover,silver lettering to the spine) with Dj(small nick,scratch and crease on the edges of the Dj cover),both in near fine condition.Nice and clean pages with a small ink mark on the outer edges,small nick and scratch on the edges of the pages.Nice and clean book except for the small tear on the cover.394pp.Price un-clipped. This is another paragraph Product Description: A feature on Old Wives' Tales is not exactly the assignment to make Kate Mallory's pulse race. She fancies herself an investigative journalist and crime reporter and has the stories under her belt to prove it. But her research throws up a vital clue to the series of arson attacks and gruesome murders that is baffling the Darlaston police force. Teaming up once more with Richard Torrey, the enigmatic man whose tough exterior conceals his intuitive psychic powers, Kate gets on the trail of a story too good to miss. But it will lead her into a deadly encounter with a ruthless woman, a coven of Satanists - and Evil incarnate. Meg Hutchinson's sagas of vulnerable women wrestling with the cruelties of Fate regularly top the bestseller lists and have won her millions of fans. Her alter ego Margaret Astbury brings all the same qualities to bear in this heart-stopping thriller of the occult and satanic abuse.