Dark Shadows

An unidentified male corpse, with a wooden stake hammered into its heart, has been pulled from the Peak Forest Canal at Lock Number 9 in Marple. Detective Inspector Josiah Dark has been sent to investigate. The initial chaos at the crime scene is compounded by the unexpected return of his unwanted partner – Detective Constable Annie Lake. Leads are hard to come by, but eventually they begin to unearth a web of bribery, corruption and murder from fifteen years previously. Also, the two people helping him to find out the truth about his wife Ellie – the investigative reporter Dixie Reyes and her partner Hendrik Larsson – have stumbled onto the deaths of old people without relatives who have all their money transferred from their bank accounts days before they die. Morbid Maud – Professor Finn’s assistant at the mortuary in Wythenshawe Hospital – asks him to look into the case of her nine year-old sister, who was abducted from Blackpool seafront three years ago. And then, of course, there’s the suggestive photographs of Ellie that Hendrik has found . . .
ISBN: 9781786979230
Type: Paperback
Pages: 380
Published: 27 July 2017
Price: $12.95

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