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The Beauty of Murder by A. K. Benedict
  

The Beauty of Murder

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A time-travel serial killer tale set in Cambridge. Complex, fascinating and highly inventive, it is narrated by three very different voices one being the murdered which is shown in italics and written in a 17th century flowery style. The other two are a young philosophy lecturer so lots of pensive detail, and the female investigating police officer. It is a tad far-fetched but who cares for it is so thrilling and compulsive that you are swept along in wonder. Macabre, gruesome and chilling, it is highly recommended.

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Synopsis

The Beauty of Murder by A. K. Benedict

Stephen Killigan has been cold since the day he arrived in Cambridge. Seven hundred years of history staining the stones of the university has given him a chill he can't shake. Then he stumbles across the body of a missing beauty queen - a body which disappears before the police arrive...Unwittingly, Killigan has entered the sinister world of Jackamore Grass on a trail that reaches back to 17th-century Cambridge. It's a world of cadavers, philosophers and scholars of deadly beauty, a world where a person's corpse can be found before they even go missing, and of a city and a person that hold far too many secrets written in blood.

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A perfect mix of mystery, humour and delightfully managed time-travel fantasy. - TRIPFICTION.COM

Written in sinuous, elegant prose with characters that linger in the mind...one of the more interesting debuts this year - DAILY MAIL

A fast-paced page-turner, this is a speculative crime thriller that travels to the heart of a series of gruesome crimes by way of a city and person that have far too many secrets written in blood - CORNFLOWER BOOKS

About the Author

A. K. Benedict

A. K. Benedict read English at Cambridge and 20th Century Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Sussex. Alexandra was the front-person of an underground indie band, has composed music for film and television and is currently writing a television detective series. Find out more at www.akbenedict.com.

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Publication date

10th April 2014

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A. K. Benedict

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9781409103929

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