Dry Bones
by Sally Spencer

Private investigator Jennie Redhead finds her loyalties divided when she investigates the decades-old murder of a college student.

Oxford, 1974.
In the cellars beneath St Luke’s College, a sealed medieval ventilation shaft is opened up to reveal human bones. Two bodies, buried thirty years apart, but is there a connection …

Desperate to protect the College’s reputation – and finances – the bursar, Charlie Swift, hires his old friend, private investigator Jennie Redhead, to find out the identities of the two victims. But as Jennie pieces the clues together, it becomes increasingly clear that Charlie knows rather more about the murders than he’s admitted. As she uncovers a series of scandals stretching back more than sixty years, Jennie is forced to question how well she really knows her old friend Charlie Swift – and whether she can trust him…

Reviews

Spencer writes with verve and humor while delivering a satisfying mystery

Publishers Weekly

Like the lime-mortared shaft that sets the plot in motion, Spencer's puzzle shows workmanship and beyond, since every piece must fit just so before the secret can be revealed

Kirkus Reviews

There’s a strong sense of time and place evoking the college atmosphere during wartime

Library Journal

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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Editions

Dry Bones by Sally Spencer is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278875421st February 2018150 X 230mm224$28.99
Hardback978072788754231st October 2017150 X 230mm224£20.99
Ebook97817801093361st February 2018N/A224$10.99
Ebook97817801093361st February 2018N/A224£8.99
Ebook97817801093361st February 2018N/A224$10.99
Hardback - Large Print978072782932031st January 2019145 X 225mm336$36.95
Hardback - Large Print978072782932030th November 2018145 X 225mm336£22.99
Paperback97818475187051st September 2019140 X 215mm208$17.95
Paperback978184751870528th June 2019140 X 215mm208£12.99
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