The Deadliest Legacy
by Hilary Bonner

DCI David Vogel investigates a sudden death at a local book festival in this gripping police procedural: Agatha Christie with an edge!

When Delia Day, the world’s most successful living romantic novelist, accepts an invitation to be the headline author at a prestigious book festival, she expects a couple of days engaging with fans, attending panels and visiting the local sights.

She doesn’t expect what happens next: sudden, shocking death, right there on the festival’s main stage.

DCI David Vogel is called in to investigate, and it soon becomes clear that a lethal presence is lurking in the usually sleepy little village of Appledore. But surrounded by professional authors who spend their days spinning tales – and plotting impossible crimes – can he uncover the truth, or will the killer plant enough real-life red herrings to get away with murder?

The Deadliest Legacy is the fifth book featuring DCI David Vogel by renowned English crime novelist Hilary Bonner. Fans of thrilling police procedurals will love this pacey narrative filled with surprising twists and turns!


“An edge-of-the-seat crime thriller . . . This one will stay with readers for a long time”

Booklist on The Danger Within

“A crisp crime yarn: no muss, no fuss, no stone unturned”

Kirkus Reviews on The Danger Within

“This insightful exploration of the physical and emotional toll of domestic violence will resonate with many”

Publishers Weekly on The Danger Within

“The pacy, twist-filled narrative boasts excellent writing, vividly drawn characters, an eye-opening depiction of domestic violence, and a tragic yet satisfying ending”

Booklist on The Danger Within

“A cracking read, tautly suspenseful”

Booklist on Dreams of Fear

“A crisply written crime novel that methodically reveals the pieces of a complex puzzle, effectively challenging armchair sleuths”

Kirkus Reviews on Dreams of Fear

“This taut thriller is filled with unexpected twists and turns, leading up to a shocker of an ending”

Booklist on Wheel of Fire

“A formidable crime writer ... Packed with Bonner's sharp eye for detail”

Daily Mail on Deadly Dance

“A gripping novel that will draw admirers of Peter James and Val McDermid

Library Journal on Deadly Dance

“A suspenseful and disturbing page-turner ... Fully fleshed characters, a masterfully constructed plot, and a shock ending make for a gripping read”

Booklist on Deadly Dance

Hilary Bonner

Hilary Bonner was previously the showbusiness editor of the Mail on Sunday and the Daily Mirror. She lives in Somerset with her partner, the actress, Amanda Barrie.

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The Deadliest Legacy by Hilary Bonner is available in the following formats

Ebook97814483093683rd October 2023N/A256$14.99
Ebook97814483093683rd October 2023N/A256£12.99
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