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To Hunt a Killer, Paperback / softback Book

To Hunt a Killer Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


*Winner of Best New True Crime Author, CrimeCon UK True Crime Awards 2023* *Shortlisted for the ALCS Gold Dagger award for non-fiction, Crime Writers’ Association Awards 2023* The gripping true story of how Detective Superintendent Julie Mackay brought Melanie Road’s murderer to justice. BATH, 1984 Jean Road, a 49-year-old mother of three, awakens to news that her daughter Melanie has been murdered in a nearby street as she walked home from a club in the early hours. Britain’s biggest manhunt begins. A trail of blood is found leading away from the scene.

It’s a rare blood type. But despite a year-long inquiry and 94 arrests, the case is wound down.

No one is charged with Melanie’s murder. AVON & SOMERSET POLICE HQ, 2009 Detective Sergeant Julie Mackay, a 41-year-old single mother of three who has been overlooked for promotion for years, transfers to the Cold Case Unit.

She unearths a file from the original inquiry and becomes hooked by the details: the rare blood type, Bath on a summer’s night, the investigative wrong turns … She takes on the case, and with the help of Melanie’s inspirational mother works tirelessly to rebuild it. This is the true story of how she did it.


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