"A Shaw & Valentine mystery" A body discovered beneath the waves off Scolt Head Island.
A series of break-ins targeted at wealthy second-home owners.
A lethal strain of adulterated cocaine flooding the streets of nearby Lynn.
When a second body is found, DI Shaw and DS Valentine fear the simmering tensions underpinning this remote coastal community will reach breaking point.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 27/09/2012
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781780295244
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Review by edwardsgt
Another excellent DI Peter Shaw story, this time most of the action centred in and around Wells-Next-The-Sea and Creake in North Norfolk. Shaw is leading a cold case review of an old murder near Wells when some unexplained, suspicious deaths in Creake appear linked in some way. What seemed a straightforward case review using new DNA analysis suddenly appears to be leading to dead ends. Lots of plot twists leave the reader guessing until the end. Particularly enjoyable for me as many of the locations were authentic, apart from the murder spot, and familiar from my childhood.