I’m delighted to reveal that Waterstones will be exclusively selling a special, limited edition hardback of Dead Ground, out June 3rd. This edition has a brand new short story in the back as well as pink, sprayed edges. See the trailer for a hint about what it will look like. There are only 1000 being printed so if you want one, please don’t wait too long as they WILL go quickly.
The link to the Waterstones online shop is here, although I am of course hopeful that bookshops will be open long before June 3rd.
Before we get to the trailer, a quick reminder what the book is about:
Detective Sergeant Washington Poe is in court, fighting eviction from his beloved and isolated croft, when he is summoned to a backstreet brothel in Carlisle where a man has been beaten to death with a baseball bat. Poe is confused – he hunts serial killers and this appears to be a straightforward murder-by-pimp – but his attendance was requested personally, by the kind of people who prefer to remain in the shadows.
As Poe and the socially awkward programmer Tilly Bradshaw delve deeper into the case, they are faced with seemingly unanswerable questions: despite being heavily vetted for a high-profile job, why does nothing in the victim’s background check out? Why was a small ornament left at the murder scene – and why did someone on the investigation team steal it? And what is the connection to a flawlessly executed bank heist three years earlier, a heist where nothing was taken…
Best wishes and stay safe,