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Death Message

by Kate London

Part of the The Metropolitan Series Series

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Thriller and Suspense

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The second in a terrific series by a woman who really knows her stuff.  She was a detective with the Metropolitan murder squad and has created two very real and likeable main characters, always a plus, and given them some pretty dramatic cases.  Now, in book two (which does stand alone) DS Sarah Collins has a twenty-seven year old cold case to investigate as new evidence arises and PC Lizzie Griffiths is called to a particularly nasty scene of domestic violence.  This is first-rate rate police procedural stuff, well-written, pacy, gripping and highly satisfying. Sarah Broadhurst

Sarah Broadhurst

Death Message Synopsis

October 1987: the morning after the Great Storm. Fifteen-year-old Tania Mills walks out her front door and disappears. Twenty-seven years later her mother still prays for her return. DS Sarah Collins in the Met's Homicide Command is determined to find out what happened, but is soon pulled into a shocking new case and must once again work with a troubled young police officer from her past, Lizzie Griffiths. PC Lizzie Griffiths, now a training detective, is working in the Domestic Violence Unit, known by cops as the 'murder prevention squad'. Called to an incident of domestic violence, she encounters a vicious, volatile man - and a woman too frightened to ask for help. Soon Lizzie finds herself drawn into the centre of the investigation as she fights to protect a mother and daughter in peril.

As both cases unfold, Sarah and Lizzie must survive the dangerous territory where love and violence meet.

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Death Message Press Reviews

Sensational... A brilliant, high-octane crime novel, ringing with the hard-earned wisdom of a former cop. -- Tony Parsons

A terrific thriller, it pulls off that near-impossible trick of being not just psychologically acute and beautifully written but rivetingly plotted too. Packed with convincing detail and a full cast of excellent characters it is edge of the seat stuff: Prime Suspect rebooted. -- Christobel Kent

Praise for Post Mortem;

An absorbing debut... The author vividly re-creates the everyday experience of uniformed police... The result is a complex novel that offers rare insights into how the police operate.   Sunday Times

Intelligent, atmospheric, captivating - this book draws you in and doesn't let you go. A must read.  Rosamund Lupton

Knowledgeable, thoughtful, sensitive and well written.  Literary Review

A complex, intelligent, thrilling crime novel by a debut author, from a real serving detective in the Metropolitan Police's murder squad.  Weekend Sport

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ISBN: 9781782396185
Publication date: 07/09/2017
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782396185
Publication date: 7th September 2017
Author: Kate London
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Kate London

Kate London graduated from Cambridge University and moved to Paris where she trained in theatre. In 2006 Kate joined the Metropolitan Police Service. Like all police officers she started in uniform, working for two years on a response team, and then moved into the CID. She qualified as a detective constable then went on attachment with the police nationale in France and finished her career working as part of a Major Investigation Team on SC&01 - the Metropolitan Police Service's Homicide Command. She resigned from the MPS in August 2014. Post Mortem is her first novel.

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