'It's all over now, Maggie. I will release you.' Afraid, alone, and forsaken. A killer is stalking the historic West End streets of Fremantle preying upon the women of the port city. When a third lifeless body is found discarded in a dank alleyway with her throat ripped open, Detective Sergeant Claire Patterson is convinced she is dealing with a serial killer. For DS Patterson, this is her first time leading a major investigation, and she's intent on proving she has what it takes, even if it means working with the antagonising DS Michael Halliday. As the murders grip the city with fear, Claire Patterson must learn to trust Halliday if she is to catch a killer before he strikes again.
- Paperback | 282 pages
- 137.16 x 213.36 x 27.94mm | 113.4g
- 13 Mar 2015
- Zeticula Ltd
- Kennedy And Boyd
- Glasgow, United Kingdom
- black & white illustrations
'What's the right formula for success when you're starting a crime series? Go local? Embed the characters with authenticity? Set up conflicts and make readers care? [Leigh Straw] has done a fine job with this local novel ... She has drawn her law-enforcement characters with a sophisticated hand, standing out from the crowd by not sketching the kind of simple stick-figure characters common to debutantes of the crime- series scene.' Amanda Ellis, The Western Australian.
About Leigh Straw
Leigh Straw is a Perth-based historian and historical fiction writer. Her non-fiction work 'Drunks, Pests and Harlots' won a Fremantle History Award in 2014. She is currently writing a true crime biography of the Sydney underworld figure, Kate Leigh, who also featured in the author's historical fiction book 'Sophia Lane'.