The Shivering Turn
by Sally Spencer

Introducing Oxford-based private investigator Jennie Redhead in the first of a brand-new mystery series.

Oxford, 1974. Seventeen-year-old Linda Corbet is missing. She disappeared a few nights before when she was supposed to be visiting a schoolfriend. Linda’s mother Mary doesn’t think her daughter has run away as the police and her husband believe. She is convinced Linda was murdered – and she has hired private investigator Jennie Redhead to find out what really happened to her.

The only clue Jennie has to go on is a fragment of an obscure 17th century poem she finds in Linda’s bedroom: Or will you, like a cold and errant coward/Abandon all and make a shivering turn. But from that one clue Jennie’s investigations will lead her to a secret Oxford society – and a hidden world of violence, excess and desire which lies behind the city’s dreaming spires.


The Shivering Turn by Sally Spencer is available in the following formats

Hardback978072788667531st October 2016145 X 225mm224£21.99
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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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