The White Feather Killer
by R.N. Morris

War has been declared, and Detective Inspector Silas Quinn finds himself drawn into a disturbing murder case where the only clue is a mysterious white feather.

London, 1914.
The declaration of war with Germany has made the capital a dark, uncertain place, rife with fear and suspicion. As the pressure on young men to enlist grows stronger, Pastor Cardew holds a rally at his church. Unfortunately, it ends in humiliation for Felix Simpkins when he receives a dreaded white feather – the ultimate sign of cowardice.

Meanwhile, DI Silas Quinn returns to New Scotland Yard after his recent sick leave to find the Special Crimes Department has been closed and his team absorbed into CID. But when a body is discovered in Wormwood Scrubs the day after Cardew’s rally, a white feather placed in its mouth, Quinn finds himself unable to take a back seat in the investigation. Was the murderer really a foreign spy . . . or someone closer to home?


Features a flawed hero, disturbing undertones, a gripping plot, realistic period ambience, taut suspense, and exceptional writing


Superior … A complex lead and an intricate puzzle elevate this entry

Publishers Weekly

Morris builds tension slowly but effectively in this character-driven fifth franchise instalment

Kirkus Reviews

“Taut and twisty with a psychological intensity that’s rare and compelling”

Kirkus Reviews on The Red Hand of Fury

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The White Feather Killer by R.N. Morris is available in the following formats

Hardback *97807278888531st August 2019145 X 223mm288$29.99
Hardback *978072788885330th April 2019145 X 223mm288£20.99
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