Dead Ground

Dead Ground

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 25/11/2021
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Winner of the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2022 Longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2022 Detective Sergeant Washington Poe is in court, fighting eviction from his beloved and isolated croft, when he is summoned to a backstreet brothel in Carlisle where a man has been beaten to death with a baseball bat. Poe is confused - he hunts serial killers and this appears to be a straightforward murder-by-pimp - but his attendance was requested personally, by the kind of people who prefer to remain in the shadows. As Poe and the socially awkward programmer Tilly Bradshaw delve deeper into the case, they are faced with seemingly unanswerable questions: despite being heavily vetted for a high-profile job, why does nothing in the victim's background check out? Why was a small ornament left at the murder scene - and why did someone on the investigation team steal it? And what is the connection to a flawlessly executed bank heist three years earlier, a heist where nothing was taken...

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781472132000
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 320g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 36 mm

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Dead Ground
Can't put it down!. A cracker again
Vivien Topping
Dead Ground
Vivien Topping
Dead Ground
A fantastic read
Detective Sergeant Washington Poe is in court trying to prevent eviction from his beloved Cumbrian croft home when an urgent police matter requiring his fu... READ MORE
Barnsey's Books
Dead Ground
Excellent! Five stars!
I was really excited to receive a review copy of the latest book in the Poe and Tilly series and once I’d started reading it I couldn’t put it down until ... READ MORE
Annette Librarian
Dead Ground
Dead Good!
Possibly the best of the series so far, another page turner from Mr Craven - long may Tilly and Poe continue to entertain us!