Sleep and His Brother
The fourth of six novels with Detective James Pibble
About the book
Pibble, retired, involves himself in home for children suffering from rare disease (symptoms before early death include apparent telepathic powers), lavishly funded for ESP research by Greek tycoon. There’s an apparently accidental death in a fire, which Pibble noses into.
Brilliantly original, as always.
Times Literary Supplement
An excellently engineered story.
H.R. F. Keating, The Times
The writing, as always, has style, and the setting…is full of invention. Pleasure can be guaranteed.
Tense and then terrifying and strangely, poignantly tender. It's quite a thing.
Hodder & Stoughton, UK - 1971
Harper and Row, US - 1971
Pantheon Books, US - 1972
Panther, UK - 1972
Hamlyn, UK - 1983
Arrow, UK - 1987
Open Road, US - 2015