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Dead To Me : Scott & Bailey series 1

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A daughter's death A teenage girl is found brutally murdered in her squalid flat. A mother's love Her mother is devastated. She gave her child up to the care system, only to lose her again, and is convinced that the low-life boyfriend is to blame. Two ordinary women, one extraordinary job DC Rachel Bailey has dragged herself up from a deprived childhood and joined the Manchester Police. Rachel's boss thinks her new recruit has bags of raw talent but straight-laced DC Janet Scott, her reluctant partner, has her doubts. Together Scott and Bailey must hunt a killer, but a life fighting crime can be no life at all...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 26mm | 281.23g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552167150
  • 9780552167154
  • 251,931

About Cath Staincliffe

Cath Staincliffe is an established novelist, radio playwright and creator of ITV's hit series, Blue Murder, starring Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis. Cath was shortlisted for the CWA best first novel award for her acclaimed Sal Kilkenny series and for the Dagger in the Library. Her latest stand-alone novels all focus on topical moral dilemmas. She is a founding member of Murder Squad, a group who promote crime fiction. http://www.cathstaincliffe.co.ukshow more

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"Thoroughly excellent" -- (TV REVIEW) * Guardian * "Gripping" -- (TV REVIEW) * Observer * "DS Rachel Bailey and DC Janet Scott... make tweedy Oxbridge-educated gentlemen detectives seem like a long distant memory" -- (TV REVIEW) * Guardian * "Genuinely funny and touching" -- (TV REVIEW) * Metro * "[A] grounded, realistic look at the world of the Manchester murder squad" -- (TV REVIEW) * theartsdesk *show more

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"Genuinely funny and touching"show more

Back cover copy

A daughter’s death A teenage girl is found brutally murdered in her squalid flat. A mother’s love Her mother is devastated. She gave her child up to the care system, only to lose her again, and is convinced that the low-life boyfriend is to blame. Two ordinary women, one extraordinary job DC Rachel Bailey has dragged herself up from a deprived childhood and joined the Manchester Police. Rachel’s boss thinks her new recruit has bags of raw talent but straight-laced DC Janet Scott, her reluctant partner, has her doubts. Together Scott and Bailey must hunt a killer, but a life fighting crime can be no life at all...show more

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486 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 24% (115)
4 42% (204)
3 25% (122)
2 8% (37)
1 2% (8)
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