Between the Crosses is another sophisticated and brilliantly crafted crime novel, featuring Afghan army veteran and Detective Constable Joseph Stark. First book If I Should Die was the WINNER of the 2014-2015 Waverton Good Read Award.
Previous winners include Mark Haddon, Marina Lewycka, Tom Rob Smith and Rachel Joyce. ***No longer a trainee but a freshly-minted Detective Constable, Joseph Stark finds himself working a double homicide.
Thomas and Mary Chase were shot dead in their London home, and first impressions are that this is a burglary-gone-bad. But Stark is unconvinced. Burglary-murders are usually a tragic case of unfortunate timing, but this feels like something else entirely. And when evidence arises to link this murder to a twenty year old cold case the hunt is well and truly on. Following If I Should Die Joseph Stark's second investigation is a clever, action-packed and entertaining mystery. Praise for Matthew Frank:'Stark is such a terrific hero' Sarah Hilary'A gripping murder story . . . Frank brilliantly maintains a balance between the demands of a complex plot and his character's difficulty in returning to civilian life . . . an accomplished first novel' Sunday Times on If I Should Die'Well researched and totally convincing, this is the first of several Stark books.
Great news if they're as good as this' Sunday Mirror on If I Should Die