Devil in the Detail
by A.J. Cross

A suspected car-jacking leads to something deeper and darker in the compelling new Will Traynor forensic mystery.

The emergency call comes in the early hours of the morning. A man and a woman found in a car in a rundown part of the city, both of them critically injured. A random, opportune attack by a stranger? Or were the pair deliberately targeted? Is there a connection to series of car-jackings which has been plaguing the area?

Nothing about this case seems to add up. As each theory as to what might have happened leads to yet more questions, Detective Inspector Bernard Watts decides to call on the help of criminologist Dr Will Traynor. Traynor knows that it’s the small, easily missed details that will crack the case, but not even he could suspect just where those seemingly insignificant details will lead . . .


A clever and absorbing roller-coaster ride of a procedural … the authentic-seeming depiction of modern policing, along with a devastating conclusion, makes it a gripping and entertaining read for fans of British procedurals


A skillfully written police drama with plenty of twists

Booklist on Dark Truths

Outstanding ... Cross, herself a forensic psychologist, plays fair with the reader right up to the surprising conclusion

Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Cold, Cold Heart

Characters with notable depth, a provocative plot, and a nifty twist, make this a procedural to savor

Booklist on Cold, Cold Heart

All the elements of a winning puzzler: a sympathetic heroine, a complicated case, and a crisis to lend a sense of urgency that justice be served

Kirkus Reviews on Cold, Cold Heart

An intriguing fair-play puzzle, with an abundant set of plausible suspects and possible motives ... A highly satisfying mystery

Publishers Weekly on Something Evil Comes

A.J. Cross

A.J. Cross is a forensic psychologist with over twenty years’ experience in the field. She lives in Birmingham with her jazz-musician husband. As well as the Will Traynor series, she is the author of five Kate Hanson Cold Case mysteries.

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Devil in the Detail by A.J. Cross is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278903754th May 2021147 X 222mm240$28.99
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