This is a complex and gripping thriller, set in the Fairfields experimental hospital for the criminally insane.  Mark Styler, a writer of ‘true crime’ stories, is desperate to meet and interview a serial killer named Easterman.  Dr. Farquhar, the hospital director, is reluctant to let the two meet, and his assistant Nurse Plimpton seems frightened and anxious.  In a number of plot twists the identities and motives of the various participants become confused and it is never explicitly revealed who is actually who.

Anthony Horowitz, OBE (born 5 April 1955) is a prolific English novelist and screenwriter specialising in mystery and suspense. His work for children and teenagers includes The Diamond Brothers series, the Alex Rider series, and The Power of Five series (aka The Gatekeepers). His work for adults includes the novel and play Mindgame (2001) and the Sherlock Holmes novel The House of Silk (2011). He has also written extensively for television, contributing numerous scripts to ITV’s Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Midsomer Murders. He was the creator and principal writer of the ITV series Foyle’s WarCollision and Injustice.

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DirectorChristian Manderfield
Assistant DirectorFiona Gwinnett
Dr FarquharChristian Manderfield
StylerPeter Stockman
Nurse PlimptonFiona Gwinnett