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A Killing of Angels by Kate Rhodes

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A good fun read, no great thrills but it really keeps you guessing. The end comes as a bit of a shock with the last couple of pages being particularly dramatic, perhaps too neatly wrapped up but well worth getting there. Alice Quentin is a psychologist and we get a smattering of her patients’ stories thrown in which are fascinating. Don Burns is the detective who needs her help; she is reluctant to give it. We’ve met them both before in Crossbones Yard which is well worth a read but not essential for your enjoyment of this. Alice is a great character here with murdered bankers working for the Angel Bank at the centre of the investigation. It is very good, highly recommended.

If you like Kate Rhodes you might also like to read books by Nicci French, Thomas Harris and Val McDermid.


A Killing of Angels by Kate Rhodes

At the height of a summer heatwave, a killer stalks the City of London. The avenging angel leaves behind a scattering of feathers with each body - but why these victims? What were their sins? Psychologist Alice Quentin only agrees to help out on the case because she owes Detective Don Burns a favour. But soon she finds herself deep in the toxic heart of the Square Mile - a place where money means more than life, and no one can be counted innocent. With fascinating characters and a page-turning plot, Kate Rhodes's novels are perfect for fans of Nicci French and Val McDermid.


Praise for Kate Rhodes .

Great twists, turns and surprises Sun Alice is a vividly realised protagonist whose complex and harrowing history rivals the central crime storyline -- Sophie Hannah Sunday Express

An utterly brilliant, exhilarating read -- Elizabeth Haynes, author of In the Darkest Corner

A pacy psychological thriller that makes good use of its London setting -- Laura Wilson Guardian

A fast-moving, entertaining mix of sex, suspense and serial killings - Washington Post

About the Author

Kate Rhodes

Kate Rhodes was born in London. She completed a doctorate in American literature, then taught English at universities in Britain and the United States. She has published two collections of poetry, Reversal and The Alice Trap, and her writing has won a number of awards and been shortlisted for prizes including the Forward Prize. She currently works as an educational consultant, and lives in Cambridge with her husband, a writer and film maker.

Author photo © Geoff Buono

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22nd May 2014


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Mulholland Books an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division


352 pages


Crime / Mystery
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