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Death Wore White

Death Wore White

A Detective Shaw Mystery (Volume 1)

Jim Kelly

Minotaur Books

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Rookie detective Peter Shaw, along with his chain-smoking, hard-as-nails, veteran partner, is confronted with a baffling crime that stretches his wits and nerves to the breaking point, in Jim Kelly's quirky and intelligent mystery novel Death Wore White.

The Washington Post say Jim Kelly has a "biting knack for capturing the essence of people."

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Death Wore White

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Monday, 9 February
The Alfa Romeo ran a lipstick-red smear across a sepia landscape. Snow flecked the sands at the edge of the crimped waters of the Wash. To the landward side lay the saltmarsh,...

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Praise for Death Wore White

"Ever since the days of Agatha Christie, the great divide in the British detective story has been between plot and character...The novels of Jim Kelly are. . . a find." -The New York Times Book Review

Stunning in plot and delivery, with fluid, visceral prose. Few puzzle solvers will unravel this one before the wind-up, and awards committees will be queuing up to honor this second case for Shaw.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

A fine thriller, in terms of both atmosphere and suspense.” - Booklist

Twists pile on twists in Kelly's superb whodunit... Kelly, winner of the CWA Dagger in the Library Award, maintains the suspense throughout.” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Jim Kelly

JIM KELLY, winner of the Crime Writers' Association Dagger in the Library Award, lives in Cambridgeshire, England.

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