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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Corvus (6 April 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782396160
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782396161
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 3 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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Sensational... A brilliant, high-octane crime novel, ringing with the hard-earned wisdom of a former cop. -- Tony Parsons An absorbing debut... The author vividly re-creates the everyday experience of uniformed police... The result is a complex novel that offers rare insights into how the police operate. Sunday Times on Post Mortem Intelligent, atmospheric, captivating - this book draws you in and doesn't let you go. A must read. Rosamund Lupton on Post Mortem Knowledgeable, thoughtful, sensitive and well written. Literary Review on Post Mortem A complex, intelligent, thrilling crime novel by a debut author, from a real serving detective in the Metropolitan Police's murder squad. Weekend Sport on Post Mortem

About the Author

Kate London graduated from Cambridge University and moved to Paris where she trained in theatre. In 2006 Kate joined the Metropolitan Police Service. She finished her career working as part of a Major Investigation Team on SC&O1 - the Metropolitan Police Service's Homicide Command. She resigned from the MPS in August 2014. Her debut novel Post Mortem was published by Corvus in 2015.

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What a completely fabulous book. There are so many crime / thrillers out there, it can get a bit samey. But this is not at all samey - you get right inside the heads of the characters (especially one of the baddies, Mark, which I found very compelling. He is a total psychopath but somehow you get this weird understanding of him and are totally sucked in). It's basically completely heart-thumping and I was gutted to finish it.
Tony Parsons was right: KATE LONDON IS THE REAL THING!
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Absolutely fantastic book - couldn't put it down - brilliant characters, wonderfully written and page turning plot. mesmerising
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Just finished this novel and have to say, I am a little in shock! It’s such a rollercoaster of a ride. Shocking, emotive, graphic and very realistic.
I can see people easily placing this in the police procedural genre, which it is but what will, really hit you as the reader is how often the events played out in the plot happen every day around us. To friends, family or people in our communities.
The novel centres on two Met police officers, of different rank and different roles. DS Sarah Collins is tasked with Operation Egremont, which is to solve the disappearance of Tania Mills from the cold case in 1987. PC Lizzie Griffiths is returning to work, at her new posting with the domestic violence unit, known within the Met as the ‘murder prevention squad’.
DS Collins has a complex cold case to solve that has many dead ends. But she pursues on in search of justice for Tania and her family. The original investigation was ran by (now) DI Peter Stokes. A career detective for whom the case has always stuck with him! Feeling the pressure from not only inside the Met but the pressure DS Collins places on herself she digs through the old case files. Tania was known at the time as a local ‘good girl’. But good girls often go off the rails, or are approached by predators. Did Tania run away? Did she have an accident? Or is it something more sinister?
PC Griffiths on her first day walks straight into a scene of chaos and violence with a domestic assault. With a young mother and her daughter in dire need of help, but refusing all attempts. When problems from Lizzie’s past spill over into the charging structure of the justice system, the abuser is released. How far will Lizzie go to protect the victims? What is the abuser truly capable of?
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A brilliant police procedural featuring 2 female coppers--Sarah and Lizzie.
Never boring and the author really gets inside the heads of the characters.Her first one should be read before this novel.As it is Lizzie's back story.Author combines gripping plot of a missing girl with domestic abuse and paedophiles.

Am hoping for more by this author.If you do not like crime,especially where male coppers are centre stage --try this book as it is different and a rare thing.
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I've just finished reading this book stave by stave with Pigeonhole and it's a must-read for anyone who loves detective thrillers. The characters are all convincing, it's emotional with moments of great tension, it's set in London after the great storm of 1987 and there are excellent twists and turns. I love thrillers with gritty female detectives!
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Just finisished death message by Kate London and she didn't disappoint both Kate's books make fantastic reading real gripping storylines read both books on the pigeon app which gives you 1 stave per day you must read them as they appear as they disappear after 22 hours made me get up in morning to see what happened next afraid housework took a back seat look forward to reading more of Kate's books and I'm looking forward to see what comes next if you enjoy crime and thriller stories then these books are for you very well written and so believable First book is post mortem and just as good as death message
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