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Dead End

Dead End

An outstanding series’ NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

A Bill Slider Mystery

A call-out to a murder saves Detective Inspector Bill Slider from having to finish his canteen lunch, but it presents him with the problem of a dead conductor. In life Sir Stefan Radek was seriously famous and terminally unpleasant, but neither of these facts seems reason enough to gun him down.

But as Slider delves into the megastar’s private life he finds there’s no shortage of suspects, as everyone seems tastelessly glad that Radek is dead. Lies, lovers past and present, and a hotbed of squabbles and financial shenanigans complicate the already tangled case.

And with Slider’s lost love, Joanna, a witness to the crime, his own life’s jigsaw puzzle seems suddenly as complex as tracking down a most unlikely murderer…

Praise for the Bill Slider series:

‘Slider and his creator are real discoveries’
Daily Mail

‘Sharp, witty and well-plotted’
Times

‘Harrod-Eagles and her detective hero form a class act. The style is fast, funny and furious – the plotting crisply devious’
Irish Times
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 10th October 2019

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780751575361

Reviews

Harrod-Eagles unleashes an effective, dark-edged tale and serves up a truly nasty villain into the bargain... [She] gracefully builds upon her habitually elegant procedural stylings to deliver taut psychological suspense.
Publishers Weekly
There are plenty of suspects for old Bill Slider and his team, and a whole fishmonger's full of red herrings. Harrod-Eagles is a wonderfully assured, compelling plotter, and her hero is as appealing as ever.
Yorkshire Post
Each plot twist, including one devious turn that throws suspicion on a former member of Slider's murder squad, hangs on the testimony of complicated characters who are among the author's finest stock. Nobody is exactly what he or she seems: not the victim, not even Slider, who has reason to examine his own
New York Times Book Review
Harrod-Eagles delivers snappy prose and a ripping tour through the British music world.
Mostly Murder
Her books are witty, entertaining, and ingenious
Yorkshire Post
Skilful plotting and vivid characterization make Grave Music a compelling mystery. A generous and confident writer, Grave Music rates a standing ovation.
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