- 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)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 195,774 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Death Message: A Collins and Griffiths Detective Novel Paperback – 6 Apr 2017
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
Tony Parsons was right: KATE LONDON IS THE REAL THING!
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?Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was so exciting, well written & such a page turner! I would definitely recommend reading it & am looking forward to new novels by this... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Cathy
This is an excellent follow-up to "Post Mortem", again featuring Sarah and Lizzie and providing more insight into their characters. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Joanna Porter
Great thriller, fast paced, terribly exciting and great twist at the end. I thoroughly recommend this book!Published 16 days ago by Liz_d
I wouldn't usually head for the crime section in a book shop, so read this as a review from a very general reader. First thing to say - it's really well written. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Sarah
Follow on from Post Mortim. Have really enjoyed this very fast paced crime thriller. I am also delighted that the author kept the two main characters Lizzie and Sarah.Published 17 days ago by Kindle Customer Brycie Grigor