The Devil's Dice - A DI Meg Dalton thriller 1 (Hardback)Roz Watkins (author)
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The Times Crime Book of the Month, April 2018
`A fascinating debut' Sunday Times
`A touch of Agatha Christie, a dash of Ann Cleeves's Vera and a suitably moody setting in the Peaks...bring a formidable newcomer to British crime writing.' Daily Mail
A SHOCKING DEATH
A lawyer is found dead in a Peak District cave, his face ribboned with scratches.
A SINISTER MESSAGE
Amidst rumours of a local curse, DI Meg Dalton is convinced this is cold-blooded murder. There's just one catch - chiselled into the cave wall above the body is an image of the grim reaper and the dead man's initials, and it's been there for over a century.
A DEADLY GAME
As Meg battles to solve the increasingly disturbing case, it's clear someone knows her secrets. The murderer is playing games with Meg - and the dice are loaded...
A white-knuckle crime debut introducing DI Meg Dalton, perfect for fans of Broadchurch and Happy Valley.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 610 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 32 mm
'The Devil's Dice is a terrific debut by Roz Watkins; it teems with shivery atmosphere and introduces a cop quietly different from most of the women detectives in British crime fiction today.' The Times Crime Book of the Month.
`An impressive debut... A touch of Agatha Christie, a dash of Ann Cleeves's Vera and a suitably moody setting in the Peaks...bring a formidable newcomer to British crime writing.' Daily Mail
'A fascinating debut... Watkins brilliantly balances superstition and scepticism in this clever first novel.' Sunday Times
`The setting is dramatic, the characters are convincing and the motive for murder, when eventually uncovered, is interesting... A smart enjoyable debut.' The Literary Review
`Gripping... This week's hot read' Woman Magazine
`Clever and compelling...fans of Broadchurch and Happy Valley will enjoy this gripping thriller' Candis Magazine
`A fabulous book. I can't wait to meet DI Meg Dalton again' B A Paris
`An outstanding debut. The Devil's Dice had me gripped from the start' Stephen Booth
`Twisty, creepy, funny, and you may shed a tear too. More DI Meg Dalton please!' Caz Frear
`A fascinating debut with a deliciously old school mystery at its heart. I can't wait to see what Watkins does next!' Angela Clarke
`A pacy, twisty read that had me on the edge of my seat...what a brilliant debut!' KL Slater
`Exceptional debut. Beautifully written and observed crime novel, with such well rounded maturity it was a pleasure to read from start to finish. Glad it is a series so that we all have a lot more to look forward to.' Amanda Robson
`Brilliant. I love Meg!' Lisa Hall
`A humdinger of a debut - whip-smart and with a protagonist you're guaranteed to want to get behind' Mel McGrath
`A smart, intelligent police procedural and a well-crafted mystery set against a beautiful backdrop. Compelling reading.' Jane Isaac
`The plot instantly seizes the reader... A great start to a new series.' Vaseem Khan