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Vunerable, exposed, naïve and dispensible, asylum-seekers are easy prey for the ruthless and Liverpoolâs underworld is full of such people. This is tough, gritty, compulsive stuff, well worth getting caught up in.

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Dispossessed by Margaret Murphy

Bled to death and left in a rubbish bin, the teenaged prostitute is just the first victim. DI Jeff Rickmanâs investigation into the Afghan refugeeâs sordid death leads first to the heart of a community who canât - or wonât - talk to him. Then the investigation comes home to Rickmanâs own private life. As the body count starts rising he is framed for a crime he didnât commit. A murderer is trying to make things personal. Very personal. Is he on the trail of a serial killer? Or something even more sinister? THE DISPOSSESSED travels deep into the heart of Liverpoolâs underworld. It is the strongest, most suspenseful and hardest hitting thriller this brilliant storyteller has written yet.


‘ In THE DISPOSSESSED Margaret Murphy . . . uncovers the horrifying snake-pit that is life for asylum-seekers in modern Britain . . . an eye-opening shocker of a novel, in which the links between sharp practice and crime form a chain to bind the unwary.â TLS

About the Author

Margaret Murphy

Margaret Murphy’s crime thrillers have been published in the UK, the USA, and in translation across Europe, receiving accolades from broadsheets and tabloid newspapers alike, as well as starred reviews from Publishers’ Weekly and Booklist in the USA. She has been shortlisted for the First Blood award for crime fiction, and the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Dagger in the Library; she was the joint winner of the 2012 CWA Short Story Dagger. Margaret is founder of Murder Squad, and a past Chair of the CWA. She was RLF Writing Fellow in Liverpool and Chester from 2008 to 2011. Margaret has been a countryside ranger, science teacher, psychology student, and dyslexia specialist. Her lifelong passion for science is reflected in her painstaking research for her novels. In June 2013, she will publish her first collaborative novel, EVERYONE LIES, with forensic scientist Prof. Dave Barclay, under the pseudonym A.D. Garrett.
Six of her titles were published in eBook for the first time by Random House last December. Check out The Murder Room, where you can also read, free of charge, her short story, LOW VISIBILITY.

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23rd May 2005


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