Death in Profile - Hampstead Murders (Paperback)
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Death in Profile - Hampstead Murders (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 21/09/2015
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The genteel facade of London's Hampstead is shattered by a series of terrifying murders, and the ensuing police hunt is threatened by internal politics, and a burgeoning love triangle within the investigative team. Pressurised by senior officers desperate for a result a new initiative is clearly needed, but what? Intellectual analysis and police procedure vie with the gut instinct of 'copper's nose', and help appears to offer itself from a very unlikely source a famous fictional detective. A psychological profile of the murderer allows the police to narrow down their search, but will Scotland Yard lose patience with the team before they can crack the case? Praised by fellow authors and readers alike, this is a truly original crime story, speaking to a contemporary audience yet harking back to the Golden Age of detective fiction. Intelligent, quirky and mannered, it has been described as 'a love letter to the detective novel'. Above it all hovers Hampstead, a magical village evoking the elegance of an earlier time, and the spirit of mystery-solving detectives. Guy Fraser-Sampson is an established writer best known for his series of Mapp and Lucia novels which have been featured on BBC Radio 4 and optioned by BBC television. This is his debut work of detective fiction, and the first title in the Hampstead Murders series.

Publisher: Urbane Publications
ISBN: 9781910692936
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm


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"Comfortingly old school crime fiction with a modern twist." --Chris Brookmyre, author, Dead Girl Walking
"Entertaining." --Publishers Weekly
"promised, and promising." --Library Journal Online

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“Crime fiction with a modern twist”

A comforting old school crime fiction with a modern twist. Classy and sophisticated. If you thought the Golden Age of crime writing was dead, then read this. This book is the first of the Hampstead Murders series sees... More

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“British police procedural with a surprise ending”



Taking place near where I used to live (so I understand all the geographical references), this novel is swift-moving about a serial rapist and killer operating in the North London area.

Tom Allen is taken off the... More

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Whispering Stories

“Believable and all very well written.”

Guy Fraser-Sampson is an experienced writer and it shows in this police procedure crime novel. The story flows well and we are drawn along in their long running investigations to catch the vicious murderer. In most... More

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