Dispossessed

by Margaret Murphy

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

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Sarah Broadhurst

Dispossessed Synopsis

Bled to death and left in a rubbish bin, the teenaged prostitute is just the first victim. DI Jeff Rickman’s investigation into the Afghan refugee’s sordid death leads first to the heart of a community who can’t - or won’t - talk to him. Then the investigation comes home to Rickman’s own private life. As the body count starts rising he is framed for a crime he didn’t 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 Liverpool’s underworld. It is the strongest, most suspenseful and hardest hitting thriller this brilliant storyteller has written yet.

Dispossessed Press Reviews

‘ 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.’ TLS

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ISBN: 9780340834183
Publication date: 23/05/2005
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780340834183
Publication date: 23rd May 2005
Author: Margaret Murphy
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites,
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About 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. ...

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