Murder Has a Pretty Face

Jennie Melville

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04 June 2015
224 pages

Charmian was right that disporder was on its way to Deerham Hills. The first instalment had arrived in the form of one dead man, unknown, probably murdered: and a robbery at a local furrier's which was Charmian's immediate business.

Was the strange woman who had recently come to town the catalyst which produced the violence? Or was she just a symptom of it? An eruption on the face of a patient who already has the plague? Charmian did not know. Not at first.

There was nothing strange about a Woman Police Officer getting on with her job, but this was the first time it was a woman against a woman . . .

I read on unstoppably.

The Times

Neat, nasty, distinctly unusual.