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Death on the Canal

Death on the Canal

‘. . . a novel brilliantly evoking the isolation of a woman with an unbearable weight on her conscience’ Sunday Times

Where do your loyalties lie? With the truth or with your colleagues?

Drinking outside a canal-side bar on a perfect summer’s evening, Lotte is witness to the fatal stabbing of Piotr Mazur, a Polish security guard working in one of the city’s department stores. As Lotte starts to investigate Mazur’s death, all the facts point to him being a small-time drug dealer, and his murder is treated as a minor complication in another team’s larger narcotics case. Yet Lotte remains unconvinced; having viewed the man’s ordered, unchaotic flat and spoken to his colleagues, she can’t help but believe he was being set up.

And in the bar, moments before Piotr was killed, Lotte saw a woman pass him a photo of a child. Shebecomes convinced that his death wasn’t a revenge-killing over drugs at all, and has to now think carefully about what to do for the best, especially as key evidence in Mazur’s murder comes from someone she knows she cannot trust.

Praise for Anja de Jager

An absorbing read with the smack of reality‘ Daily Mail

‘The book succeeds as a portrait of both a city and, in its heroine, a delightfully dysfunctional personality’
Sunday Express

‘Impressive . . . De Jager is as good on dodgy family relations as she is on police procedure’
The Times

‘Detective Lotte Meerman is damaged by her past and tortured by the dreadful mistake she’s made at work . . . Amsterdam is the other star here, beautiful and deadly’ Cath Staincliffe
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 1st November 2018

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781472126276

Reviews

Detective Lotte Meerman is damaged by her past and tortured by the dreadful mistake she's made at work . . . Amsterdam in the vicious grip of a bitter winter is the other star here, beautiful and deadly
Cath Staincliffe
The book succeeds as a portrait of both a city and, in its heroine, a delightfully dysfunctional personality
Sunday Express on A Cold Death in Amsterdam
. . . a novel brilliantly evoking the isolation of a woman with an unbearable weight on her conscience
Sunday Times on A Cold Death in Amsterdam
An impressive debut . . . De Jager is as good on dodgy family relations as she is on police procedure
The Times on A Cold Death in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is beautifully captured, and Meerman is an engaging if conflicted character who is becoming more interesting with each book in this series.
Daily Mail