by Sally Spencer

DCI Monika Paniatowski has a bitter personal history with Chief Superintendent Kershaw, but that is not the only reason she doesn’t not want the investigation into the sudden – and probably violent – disappearance of his wife, Elaine, landing on her desk.

Why should all the resources of the Whitebridge police be channelled into this one case? she asks herself. Why doesn’t somebody – anybody – take an interest in the disappearance of a young prostitute called Grace Meade?

Though she has been told that solving the Kershaw case could make or break her career, she determines to devote part of her time to finding out what happened to Grace. But when a heavily mutilated body is discovered on the moors, it begins to look as if she has made the wrong decision.


We’ve starred this fine series in the past, so come investigate the fourth entry

Library Journal

Spencer's deft writing and skilled plotting combine with an intriguing mix of all-too-human characters and a shocker ending to make for another outstanding entry in this excellent series

Booklist Starred Review

Solid ensemble police work narrows the search, including an unusual contribution with a kinky angle from Det. Sgt. Kate Meadows, while some subtle misdirection keeps the reader guessing

Publishers Weekly

Sally Spencer

Sally Spencer worked as a teacher both in England and Iran – where she witnessed the fall of the Shah. She now lives on the Costa Blanca with her partner, one rescue cat, two rescue dogs and innumerable fruit trees. Having once been an almost fanatical mahjong player, she is now obsessed with duplicate bridge.As well as the Jennie Redhead mysteries, Spencer is also the author of the successful DCI Monika Paniatowski series, the Chief Inspector Woodend mysteries and the Inspector Blackstone series.

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Backlash by Sally Spencer is available in the following formats

Ebook97817801008381st January 2012N/A224£8.99
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