Death’s Dark Shadow
by Sally Spencer

A nameless victim. An unknown killer. An impossible case for Monika Paniatowski.

Before she can even begin to track down the killer of the old woman dumped by the lonely canal, Monika Paniatowski needs to find out who she is – and no one seems to know.

Even when her daughter Louisa provides the vital clue, it only makes life more difficult, because the Chief Constable – intent on making Paniatowski’s life difficult – refused to let her follow the obvious trail. And it is not until there is a second, even more brutal, murder, that Paniatowski realises she will have to call on the help of her old mentor, ex-DCI Charlie Woodend.


“What looks like an open-and-shut case ends with twists nobody will see coming in Spencer’s most in-your-face outing for Monika yet.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Dark, gripping. . . Spencer at her very best. A must-read”

Booklist Starred Review

“A quietly compelling story for those intrigued by war crimes and the resulting fallout. Spencer’s admirable Paniatowski character has spun off strongly from the popular DCI Woodend series.”

Library Journal

“Spencer’s well-executed seventh Monika Paniatowski mystery”

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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Death’s Dark Shadow by Sally Spencer is available in the following formats

Hardback978072788347629th November 2013141 X 222mm208£21.99
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