Thicker Than Water
by Sally Spencer

DCI Monika Paniatowski investigates a case that could be the making – or, more likely, breaking – of her career

DCI Monika Paniatowski has only been back from maternity leave for three days when she is called in to investigate a nightmare of a case. Not only is the murder victim a mother of three small children, but her husband is a wealthy politician. Monika knows that if she can’t make a quick arrest her career is on the line. It’s lucky, then, that within minutes of meeting Councillor Danbury, she has a bruised face – and a prime suspect.

But then the case takes a nasty twist, and suddenly the investigation is national news. Monika’s sure she has the right man – but how to prove it? Particularly when she’s under pressure from her superiors to arrest anyone other than Councillor Danbury, president of the golf club and friend of her chief constable . . .


“A gripping read for those who like British police procedurals with tough, smart heroines”


Some deft plot twists, set against the pervasive misogyny of the period, lift this procedural well above the norm

Publishers Weekly

“It's good to have Monika back, doing what she does best”

Kirkus Starred Reviews

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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Thicker Than Water by Sally Spencer is available in the following formats

Paperback978184751670130th December 2016141 X 218mm224£13.99
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