Dead to Me

Dead to Me

eBook - 2014
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A riveting, sharply observed and thoroughly modern police procedural, Dead to Me features a stellar but unlikely female detective team. Detective Constable Janet Scott is subtle and reliable, a diplomatic thinker with a wry sense of humor. She's put in the time and seen it all, but has no desire for the boss's job?she loves her own too much. Rachel Bailey couldn't be more different?she's energetic, impulsive, and ambitious, and has just been transferred to the Manchester murder squad. Their commander thinks Rachel's intuition could make her a great cop, but has reservations about her shoot-first-think-later approach, so she partners her with Janet. At first, the match seems to have been made somewhere considerably lower than heaven, but when a teenage girl is found brutally murdered, stabbed to death in her squalid flat on a North Manchester housing estate, both detectives realize they must work together to stop a vicious killer. But the case quickly becomes more complicated than it seems, fraught with dangers neither woman could see coming. Eager to make her mark, Rachel's reckless pursuit of the truth could threaten her future on the squad. And an unexpected turn in the investigation forces Janet to face personal demons. No matter the cost, both must race to stop a vicious killer before it's too late in this riveting novel from award-winning author Cath Staincliffe. "It's always exciting to see a writer get better and better, and Cath Staincliffe is doing just that." ?Val McDermid
Publisher: [S.I.] : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
ISBN: 9781250038531
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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JCLJanineM May 20, 2015

This title was originally published in the U.K. by Corgi Books as a prequel tie-in to the then new television series Scott and Bailey, now in it's third season. Seasons 1 and 2 are available on DVD. See my Staff Picks Blog Post for this title.

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Sansha
Dec 17, 2014

Loved this book! I am really enjoying the writing of Cath Staincliffe. Her crime novels are fantastic and I enjoy the personal relationships between the different characters.

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MitziA
May 29, 2014

I can't wait for her next book! Author lives in Manchester, England; she is short-listed for the Crime Writers' Association award for Best First Novel for her Sal Kilkenny series, and for the Dagger In The Library Award. She is also the novelist and creator of the hit UK TV series, "Blue Murder". Best comment comes from critics: Literary Review (UK): "A solid, ingenious plotter with a sharp eye for domestic detail...real people, real problems, sometimes with solutions still to come. Staincliffe writes brilliantly with compassion about things that matter."

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