Killjoy

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Killjoy is the fourth novel in the Inspector Ramsay series by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series.

Gus Lynch is directing the Youth Theatre through a rehearsal. The cast is in place but the female lead, Gabriella Paston, is missing. Later that evening her body is discovered in the boot of Gus's car. Detective Inspector Stephen Ramsay and Sergeant Gordon Hunter are assigned to head the murder enquiry.

Meanwhile violence is escalating on the Starling Farm Estate as police battle to contain the latest outbreak of joyriding. Is the death of Gabriella connected to the events at Starling Farm? When another death occurs, investigations suggest a possible link. Ramsay realises what could have provoked someone to kill . . . and kill again.

About Ann Cleeves

Ann Cleeves is the author behind ITV's Vera and BBC One's Shetland. She has written over twenty-five novels, and is the creator of detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez - characters loved both on screen and in print. Her books have now sold over 1 million copies worldwide. " " " " Ann worked as a probation officer, bird observatory cook and auxiliary coastguard before she started writing. She is a member of 'Murder Squad', working with other British northern writers to promote crime fiction. In 2006 Ann was awarded the Duncan Lawrie Dagger (CWA Gold Dagger) for Best Crime Novel, for Raven Black, the first book in her Shetland series. In 2012 she was inducted into the CWA Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame. Ann lives in North Tyneside.

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Books by Ann Cleeves

Too Good To Be True
Too Good To Be True
Cold Earth
Cold Earth
The Crow Trap
The Crow Trap
Telling Tales
Telling Tales
Hidden Depths
Hidden Depths
Silent Voices
Silent Voices
Shetland
Shetland
The Moth Catcher
The Moth Catcher
Thin Air
Thin Air
Raven Black
Raven Black
White Nights
White Nights
Red Bones
Red Bones
Blue Lightning
Blue Lightning
Offshore
Offshore
The Healers
The Healers
Harbour Street
Harbour Street
The Sleeping and the Dead
The Sleeping and the Dead
Burial of Ghosts
Burial of Ghosts
A Bird in the Hand
A Bird in the Hand
Come Death and High Water
Come Death and High Water
Murder in Paradise
Murder in Paradise
A Prey to Murder
A Prey to Murder
A Lesson in Dying
A Lesson in Dying
Murder in My Backyard
Murder in My Backyard
High Island Blues
High Island Blues
A Day in the Death of Dorothea Cassidy
A Day in the Death of Dorothea Cassidy
The Mill on the Shore
The Mill on the Shore
Sea Fever
Sea Fever
Another Man's Poison
Another Man's Poison
The Baby-Snatcher
The Baby-Snatcher
Dead Water
Dead Water
The Glass Room
The Glass Room

Books in the Series

The Healers
The Healers
A Lesson in Dying
A Lesson in Dying
Murder in My Backyard
Murder in My Backyard
A Day in the Death of Dorothea Cassidy
A Day in the Death of Dorothea Cassidy
The Baby-Snatcher
The Baby-Snatcher