Death Ship
by Jim Kelly

An explosion on a Norfolk beach leads to far-reaching consequences for detectives Shaw and Valentine

When an explosion rips across Hunstanton Beach on the north Norfolk coast, an abandoned Second World War bomb is assumed to be the cause . . . but is it? Could there be a connection with the new pier being built – and the increasingly bitter campaign to halt its construction?

At the same time, DI Shaw and DS Valentine are on the hunt for an elderly female killer with a uniquely macabre method of despatch. And a 63-year-old Dutch engineer is missing, presumed drowned . . . but where is the body?

All seemingly unrelated investigations – but in each case nothing is as it seems. To find the answers, Shaw must delve into the past, and a mystery that has remained unsolved for more than sixty years.


“Engrossing and wonderfully atmospheric”

Booklist Starred Review

“Fully realized characterizations complement the carefully constructed plot”

Publishers Weekly


Death Ship by Jim Kelly is available in the following formats

Hardback978178029090431st August 2016145 X 225mm240£20.99
Hardback978178029090431st August 2016145 X 225mm240£21.99
Ebook97817801081861st December 2016N/A240$10.99
Ebook97817801081861st December 2016N/A240£8.99
Paperback978178029573230th June 2017138 X 216mm240£12.99
Paperback978178029573230th June 2017138 X 216mm240£13.99
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