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The Well of Ice

The Well of Ice

‘Haunting, atmospheric and gripping’ John Connolly, New York Times best-selling author

‘A beguiling heroine – clever, sympathetic and bearing a weight of guilt’ The Times

December in Glendara, Inishowen, and solicitor Benedicta ‘Ben’ O’Keeffe is working flat out before the holidays. But on a trip to Dublin to visit her parents, she runs into Luke Kirby – the man who killed her sister – freshly released from jail. On the surface he appears remorseful, conciliatory even, but his comment as she walks away makes her realise he is as foul as ever.

Back in Glendara, there is chaos. The Oak pub has burned down and Carole Kearney, the Oak’s barmaid, has gone missing. And then, while walking the dog up Sliabh Sneacht, Ben and her partner, Sergeant Tom Molloy, make a gruesome discovery: a body lying face down in the snow.

Who is behind this vicious attack on Glendara and its residents? Ben tries to find answers, but is she the one in danger?

Praise for Andrea Carter

‘I adored this traditional crime novel; it’s modern day Agatha Christie with Ben as Miss Marple’ Irish Examiner

‘Atmospheric and vivid’ Irish Times

The colourful cast of characters may be fictional, but the landscapes, towns and villages are instantly recognisable’ Irish Daily Mail

‘. . . filled with well-drawn and engaging characters, lyrical descriptions of the stunning scenery, and intriguing mysteries to be unravelled . . . hugely enjoyable . . .’ Irish Independent

‘A modern day Agatha Christie . . . it builds to a crescendo in a dramatic and highly satisfying close’ Books Ireland Magazine

‘A proper old-fashioned crime novel in the best sense of the word’ Jane Casey
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 5th April 2018

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781472125989

Reviews

A beguiling heroine - clever sympathetic and bearing a weight of guilt . . . This is Andrea Carter's first book; she'll go far
The Times on Death at Whitewater Church
The colourful cast of characters may be fictional, but the landscapes, towns and villages are instantly recognisable
Irish Daily Mail on Death at Whitewater Church
Death at Whitewater Church is a charming debut that bodes well for Andrea Carter
Irish Times
I adored this traditional crime novel; it's modern day Agatha Christie with Ben as Miss Marple
Irish Examiner on Death at Whitewater Church
A promising start
The Sunday Times Crime Club on Death at Whitewater Church
Another thriller full of twists from the solicitor turned author
Irish Country Magazine
There's gripping suspense in contrast to the warm and well drawn Irish country community in solicitor sleuth Benedicta 'Ben' O'Keefe's third case
Evening Telegraph
Carter writes very much in the village mystery tradition, with a likeable amateur detective, an atmospheric and vividly rendered sense of place and engagingly drawn series characters ... The Well of Ice moves towards a spectacular and explosive conclusion
Irish Times
A pure delight, featuring a lively crew of memorable characters, action aplenty and stunning scenery
Irish Independent
A moving - and exciting - well-observed account of crime, innocence, gullibility, and a determination to get things right ... the ideal novel to read curled up in front of a good fire while storms rage outside
Book Oxygen
A proper old-fashioned crime novel in the best sense of the word
Jane Casey, author of the Maeve Kerrigan series