Trick of the Dark, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


When Charlie Flint is sent a mysterious package of cuttings about a brutal murder, it instantly grabs her attention.

The murder occurred in the grounds of her old Oxford college - a groom battered to death just hours after his wedding.

As his bride and wedding guests sipped champagne, his alleged killers were slipping his bloodstained body into the river. Charlie doesn't know who sent the package, or why, yet she can't get the crime out of her head.

But as she delves deeper, and steps back into the mysterious world of Oxford colleges, she realises that there is much more to this crime than meets the eye...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780751543223



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A very enjoyable novel based around a pyschologist's quest to discover whether a famous lesbian businesswoman with a shady past is actually a serial killer, with a lengthy string of victims to her name already.As always with McDermid the plot is tightly drawn and the characters enturely plausible. Maybe not up to the standard of her best novels but definitely worth reading.

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