The Postscript Murders (Paperback)Elly Griffiths (author)
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Centring around the death of a woman who plotted murders for crime writers, this sharp and haunting literary whodunnit shows Elly Griffiths at the height of her talents.
Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger 2021
PS: Thanks for the murders.
The death of a ninety-year-old woman with a heart condition should absolutely not be suspicious. DS Harbinder Kaur certainly sees nothing to concern her in carer Natalka's account of Peggy Smith's death.
But when Natalka reveals that Peggy lied about her heart condition and that she had been sure someone was following her...
And that Peggy Smith had been a 'murder consultant' who plotted deaths for authors, and knew more about murder than anyone has any right to...
And when clearing out Peggy's flat ends in Natalka being held at gunpoint by a masked figure...
Well then DS Harbinder Kaur thinks that maybe there is no such thing as an unsuspicious death after all.
From the sleepy seaside town of Shoreham to the granite streets of Aberdeen, The Postscript Murders is a literary mystery for anyone who's ever wondered just how authors think up such realistic crimes...
PS: Trust no one.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 26 mm
'Delightful... told with Griffiths's characteristic charm and gentleness' - The Daily Mail
'A light-hearted, life-affirming celebration of crime fiction and the colourful characters that create it... such witty and charming entertainment' - The Times
'Delicious, unadulterated entertainment' - The Sunday Express
'Griffiths assembles a vivid cast of characters, offering an enjoyably modern take on an old genre' - The Sunday Times
'If you're looking for a laugh and to travel on a murder hunt, The Postscript Murders is the read for you.' - The Daily Record
'Sparkling homage to vintage English crime novels ... nostalgic, charming but not without edge' - The Irish Examiner
'Elly Griffiths writes with a sharp, smart eye and great elegance ... compelling, intelligent and increasingly mesmerising' - Peter James
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