Talking to the Dead

by Harry Bingham

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LoveReading View on Talking to the Dead

One of our Books of the Year 2013.

A favourite author of mine changes tack.  He used to write sweeping, Jeffrey Archer-esque sagas (wonderful), now he turns to crime and introduces a new series detective, Fiona Griffiths.  She is the reason for reading this - and read it you must.  A strange, clever woman with an honours degree in Philosophy from Cambridge, she suffers from Cotard's Syndrome, a rare condition on which the author includes a note.  It is an intricate, complex novel with an absorbing plot but, as I've said, it is the character of Fiona (Fi) that drives it.  Don't miss it for as it begins a series you do need to know Fi from the start.  Brilliant addition to the genre.

 

April 2013 Book of the Month.

 

The Lovereading view...

Welcome to the world of D.C. Fiona Griffiths. This new pacey, compelling series, set in Cardiff, is told purely from the point of view of Fiona – seriously good detective but with a shed load of issues and haunted by her own dark past. In this opening book a brutal murder of a mother and child, that on the surface looks like an open and shut case, leads to a much darker mystery. We know Harry has already written more in this series which we can’t wait to read when they are published.

Sarah Broadhurst

Talking to the Dead Synopsis

It's DC Fiona Griffiths' first murder case - and she's in at the deep end. A woman and her six-year-old daughter killed with chilling brutality in a dingy flat. The only clue: the platinum bank card of a long-dead tycoon, found amidst the squalor. DC Griffiths has already proved herself dedicated to the job, but there's another side to her she is less keen to reveal. Something to do with a mysterious two-year gap in her CV, her strange inability to cry - and a disconcerting familiarity with corpses. Fiona is desperate to put the past behind her but as more gruesome killings follow, the case leads her inexorably back into those dark places in her own mind where another dead girl is waiting to be found...

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781409137221
Publication date: 28/03/2013
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781409140863
Publication date: 21/06/2012
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409137221
Publication date: 28th March 2013
Author: Harry Bingham
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: Books of the Month, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Harry Bingham

Harry Bingham is a successful author as well as running The Writers' Workshop, an editorial consultancy for first-time writers, and organising the York Festival of Writing. He lives near Oxford.

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