The Ring of Death
by Sally Spencer

DCI Monika Paniatowski has seen dozens of murder victims in her time, but nothing could have prepared her for the corpse discovered in the woods that early morning. It is not so much that the man’s throat has been viciously slashed that shocks her, nor even the fact that he is naked – it is the way has been carefully posed on his hands and knees. Is the killer sending a message? And if so, for whom is it intended?

The investigation is on shaky ground from the start. Paniatowski has been assigned a new sergeant, who she does not entirely trust. Worse yet, an old enemy from the secret service appears on the scene and announces he will be monitoring her every move. But why is a spy interested in a local murder?

Then a second victim is found, and it becomes clear to Monika that whatever the murderer’s message is, he will not stop killing until she understands.

Reviews

Spencer delivers another first-rate whodunit

Kirkus Reviews

“As usual, Spencer produces a hugely entertaining police procedural, but it's her keen perception of human nature and her ability to draw flawed but sympathetic characters that make this extension of the Woodend series such a standout”

Booklist

Heartbreaking and heart-wrenching, this is Spencer at her best

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

The Ring of Death by Sally Spencer is available in the following formats

Ebook97817801004251st April 2011N/A240$10.99
Ebook97817801004251st April 2011N/A240£8.99
Paperback978184751218529th October 2010138 X 215mm240£12.99
Paperback978184751218529th October 2010138 X 215mm240£12.99
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