Don't miss DEVIL'S TABLE, the latest thriller in the Locked-Island Mystery series from master of the genre, Kate Rhodes.
THE GRIPPING LOCKED-ISLAND MYSTERY # 4
‘Clever, atmospheric and compelling, it’s another masterclass in plotting’ WOMAN'S WEEKLY
'Rhodes is a published poet and every one of her sentences sings' FINANCIAL TIMES
WITH A KILLER ON THE LOOSE
As the scorching summer sun beats down on St Mary’s in the Isles of Scilly, DI Ben Kitto and his team are training for the annual Swimathon, until they discover a body hanging from Pulpit Rock, dressed in a bridal gown.
ON A TINY ISLAND
An obsessive killer is hunting for female victims. Kitto has no choice but to stop anyone leaving St Mary’s, but soon another woman is attacked.
EVERYONE IS A SUSPECT
The killer must be a trusted member of the community. Kitto’s investigation is being watched closely, the killer always one step ahead, as the next victim is chosen . . .
NO ONE IS SAFE
PRAISE FOR KATE RHODES:
‘Gripping, clever and impossible to put down. I’ve been a Kate Rhodes fan for years and in Ben Kitto she has created a detective who is just as complex and compelling as Kate’s elegant plotting and stunning prose. The claustrophobia and paranoia of the island are so brilliant evoked, I could almost feel the tide encroaching as time ran out to find the killer' ERIN KELLY
‘Absorbing and complex, Hell Bay kept me guessing until the final pages’ RACHEL ABBOTT
'A vividly realised protagonist whose complex and harrowing history rivals the central crime storyline' SOPHIE HANNAH
'Beautifully written and expertly plotted; this is a masterclass' GUARDIAN
'Expertly weaves a sense of place and character into a tense and intriguing story' METRO
'Rhodes does a superb job of balancing a portrayal of a tiny community oppressed by secrets with an uplifting evocation of setting' Jake Kerridge, SUNDAY EXPRESS
‘The whole book tingles with tension. I hope it does for the Scilly Isles what Ann Cleeves did for Shetland' MEL MCGRATH
'I love reading Kate's books in the way I love reading Sophie Hannah – a poet writing crime fiction is a great thing . . . It is at once a locked-room mystery, a story of the returning hero, and an examination of fear and abuse. It has the air of a twenty-first century Agatha Christie' JULIA CROUCH
Scilly Isle detective is left holding the fort whilst his formidable boss is on leave abroad. With the summer holidays in full swing , Ben Kitto is looking forward to the Islands swimathon. His summer idyl comes to an bar that end when he and his work colleagues come across the body of a woman left hanging from Pulpit rock. Inquiries begin , not suicide..but Murder.
Ben and his team begin a frantic search of the Island for clues. The body count rises and everyone, close friends included fall under suspicion.
Another great read in the series 5* awaiting the next.