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The Beauty of Murder

The Beauty of Murder

A serial killer with all the time in the world…From a stunning new voice in crime fiction.

Stephen Killigan has been cold since the day he arrived in Cambridge. Seven hundred years of history staining the stones of the university have given him a chill he can’t shake. Then he stumbles across the body of a missing beauty queen – a body which disappears before the police arrive…

Unwittingly, Killigan has entered the sinister world of Jackamore Grass on a trail that reaches back to seventeenth-century Cambridge. It’s a world of cadavers, philosophers and scholars of deadly beauty, a world where a person’s corpse can be found before they even go missing, of a city and a person that hold far too many secrets written in blood.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 10th April 2014

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781409103929

Reviews

Written in sinuous, elegant prose with characters that linger in the mind...one of the more interesting debuts this year
DAILY MAIL
[A] well-written, easy to read and compelling thriller
BIBLIOMOUSE
There is much to admire and intrigue in this debut novel. It crosses over several genres to offer us a speculative thriller, complete with murder-mystery, police investigation, philosophy, the aesthetics of murder, time-travel and magic. It's inventive, haunting and compelling
THE LITTLE READER LIBRARY
A fast-paced page-turner, this is a speculative crime thriller that travels to the heart of a series of gruesome crimes by way of a city and person that have far too many secrets written in blood
CORNFLOWER BOOKS
A perfect mix of mystery, humour and delightfully managed time-travel fantasy.
TRIPFICTION.COM