The first Kiska and Kershaw mystery. In the mist-wreathed streets of his hometown of Gdansk, Janusz must confront painful memories from the Soviet past if he is to uncover the conspiracy - and with it, a decades-old betrayal.
A naked girl has washed up on the banks of the River Thames. The only clue to her identity is a heart-shaped tattoo encircling two foreign names. Who is she - and why did she die? Life's already complicated enough for Janusz Kiszka, unofficial 'fixer' for East London's Polish community: his priest has asked him to track down a young waitress who has gone missing; a builder on the Olympics site owes him a pile of money; and he's falling for married Kasia, Soho's most strait-laced stripper. But when Janusz finds himself accused of murder by an ambitious young detective, Natalie Kershaw, and pursued by drug dealing gang members, he is forced to take an unscheduled trip back to Poland to find the real killer.
'Lipska does for the East End what Rankin does for Edinburgh'
JAMES CRAIG, author of the Inspector Carlyle series
'RIP Nordic crime. Here come the Poles.'
EMLYN REES, author of Hunted and Wanted
'Already an e-book sensation, Lipska's debut novel won't disappoint crime fiction fans... keeps the plot twists coming at every turn. 'The moment I started reading this exciting thriller, I felt that thrill - the thrill of discovering a new favourite author.'
MARK EDWARDS, author of Catch Your Death and Killing Cupid
'It's not Anya Lipska's startling knowledge of police work that sets her apart: it's how cleverly she uses it to enhance the plot of this gripping thriller. A frighteningly good debut.'
CHRIS SIMMS, author of The Edge and Hells Fire'
Publication date: 07/02/2013
Publisher: The Friday Project Limited an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||7th February 2013|
|Publisher:||The Friday Project Limited an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Classic crime, Thriller / suspense,|
Originally trained as a journalist, Anya Lipska now writes and produces documentaries and drama documentaries. She has worked on an eclectic range of programmes from Panorama to Scrapheap Challenge, with a rich mix of subject matter, from Leonardo da Vinci to plane crashes, paleo-anthropology to Italian gardens with Monty Don. Author photo © Roger DeanMore About Anya Lipska