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The Coroner

Book 1 in the series

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Publication date: 31.01.2013
ISBN: 9780330458368
Number of pages: 464

Synopsis

The Coroner is the thrilling first installment in Matthew Hall's gripping, CWA Gold Dagger shortlisted Coroner Jenny Cooper series

When those in power hide the truth, she risks everything to reveal it.

When lawyer, Jenny Cooper, is appointed Severn Vale District Coroner, she’s hoping for a quiet life and space to recover from a traumatic divorce, but the office she inherits from the recently deceased Harry Marshall contains neglected files hiding dark secrets and a trail of buried evidence.

Could the tragic death in custody of a young boy be linked to the apparent suicide of a teenage prostitute and the fate of Marshall himself? Jenny’s curiosity is aroused. Why was Marshall behaving so strangely before he died? What injustice was he planning to uncover? And what caused his abrupt change of heart?

In the face of powerful and sinister forces determined to keep both the truth hidden and the troublesome coroner in check, Jenny embarks on a lonely and dangerous one-woman crusade for justice which threatens not only her career but also her sanity.

The Coroner is followed by the second book in the Coroner Jenny Cooper series, The Disappeared