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. Guardian

Superb. Spectator

Tense and then terrifying and strangely, poignantly tender. It's quite a thing. Louis Untermeyer


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