Sandstone Press

Songs by Dead Girls by Lesley Kelly

RRP: £8.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781912240081
Publication Date: 19/04/2018

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Songs by Dead Girls

Lesley Kelly

When Scotland’s leading virologist goes missing, Mona and Paterson from the Health Enforcement Team are dispatched to London to find him. In a hot and unwelcoming city, Mona has to deal with a boss who isn’t speaking to her, placate the Professor’s over-bearing assistant, and outwit the people who will stop at nothing to make sure the academic stays lost. Meanwhile, back in Edinburgh, Bernard is searching for a missing prostitute, while Maitland is trying to keep the Chair of the Parliamentary Virus Committee from finding out quite how untidy the HET office is.

Lesley Kelly

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Lesley Kelly has worked in the public and voluntary sectors for the past twenty years, dabbling in poetry and stand-up comedy along the way. She has won a number of writing competitions, including...

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Reviews

‘Laced with dark humour and a sense that the unfolding fiction could become a reality at any moment, there’s a mesmeric quality to Kelly’s writing that ensures this book, like its predecessor, is a real page turner; with the exception of a few hours sleep, I read it from cover to cover over a weekend - seldom does a book have that draw.’
-Liam Rudden, Edinburgh Evening News

‘A nicely constructed and very entertaining thriller, and comes complete with some beautifully-drawn and very memorable characters.’
-Undiscovered Scotland

‘A taut and totally absorbing Scottish thriller... Kelly is an inventive and entertaining writer. This is the kind of thriller that reminds me British crime fiction is in great shape and Scottish writers are leading the way.’
-Nudge-Book

‘An absolutely cracking thriller, with an excellent blend of pace and humour... I thoroughly enjoyed the book and am already looking forward to reading the next one!’
-Amanda Fleet, author and blogger

‘Songs by Dead Girls is a thoroughly entertaining read which rattles along at a lively pace. It’s witty and full of brilliant characters you will both love and love to hate.’
-Portobello Book Blog

‘Songs By Dead Girls was a brilliant read. It was fun, suitably puzzling, had several engaging plot threads which kept my attention and I love the dysfunctional HET family – they range from competent to bonkers and are so entertaining.’
-Grab This Book blog