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Evil in Return by Elena Forbes

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A chilling crime novel set in London featuring detective Mark Tartaglia and his female partner, DS Sam Donovan in which they must track down and apprehend a vicious and methodical killer but what does the killer want and how does he lure his victims to their death? If only Tartaglia can find the link between the two dead men maybe he can find the killer before he strikes again..

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Evil in Return by Elena Forbes

The body of bestselling novelist Joe Logan is found dumped in a disused Victorian crypt at the Brompton Cemetery. He had been tied up, shot and castrated - why? Detective Inspector Mark Tartaglia is convinced that Logan's personal life holds the key. Logan had been working on an unfinished manuscript, but all trace of it has now disappeared. Could it hold a vital clue? Then the body of a second man is discovered in an old boathouse on the Thames - killed in an identical fashion to Logan.


'A thoroughly engrossing read. Add Mark Tartaglia and Sam Donovan to your list of must-read detectives'
Peter Robinson

. * Peter Robinson * 'No ordinary serial killer story, tautly written, with the race against time expertly handled

. * Guardian *

About the Author

Elena Forbes has lived most of her life in London. After reading Modern Languages at Bristol University she worked as a portfolio manager for international investment banks. She now writes full time. The first chapter and synopsis of Die With Me was shortlisted for a debut dagger in 2005.

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17th February 2011


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Quercus Publishing


320 pages


Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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