Kill My Darling
by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

The clock is ticking for incorrigible middle-aged Detective Inspector Bill Slider and his team when a woman goes missing in the fourteenth mystery in the critically acclaimed series.

When Melanie Hunter goes missing, the men in her life come under suspicion. And there’s plenty to suspect: lies, half-truths, deceptions. When you pull one thread, the whole fabric of family life can come apart.

There are secrets in Melanie’s past, and pain she tried to hide from the world. Slider and his team need to answer two questions: who loved Melanie, and who loved her too much?


While Harrod-Eagles conjures up an absorbing police procedural, it’s her ability to capture the foibles of her characters, to make them come alive, to show the playfulness and passion of human nature, and to evoke the reader’s empathy that makes her books stand-out. Highly recommended for all readers of police procedurals.

Booklist Starred Review

The author imbues each of her detectives with a distinct personality, and evokes a real sense of urgency as the action moves deftly from suspect to suspect as well as from clue to clue

Publishers Weekly

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles was born and educated in London and had a variety of jobs in the commercial world before becoming a full-time writer. She is the author of the internationally acclaimed Bill Slider mysteries and the historical Morland Dynasty series. She lives in London, is married with three children and enjoys music, wine, gardening, horses and the English countryside.

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Kill My Darling by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278813731st February 2016143 X 223mm272$28.99
Hardback978072788137331st October 2011143 X 223mm272£20.99
Ebook97817801016991st June 2012N/A272£4.99
Ebook97817801016991st June 2012N/A272$6.99
Paperback978184751398429th June 2012137 X 218mm272£12.99
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