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Taken For Dead
Taken For Dead

Taken For Dead

Katie Maguire


384 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $13.95 (US $13.95) (CA $16.95)

Publication Date: December 2015

ISBN 9781781856826

Rights: US & CA

Head of Zeus (Dec 2015)

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Katie Maguire hunts down a serial killer in county Cork, in her fourth terrifying crime thrillerIt is a sunny Saturday in county Cork, and an Irish wedding is in full swing. Drunk uncles are toasting the bride. The Ceilidh band have played for hours. But the cutting of the cake will bring the wedding to a horrifying end. For there, grinning gruesomely up from the bottom tier, is the severed head of the local baker. Katie Maguire, of the Irish Garda, does not have any leads—until another local businessman goes missing in horrific circumstances. The murders appear to link to The Kings of Erin, a terrifying gang of torturers and extortionists. But these are dangerous men, and they will stop at nothing to throw Katie off the trail.


"Mystery readers who don't know the Maguire novels should change that right now."--Booklist & Booklist Online, 12/15/2015.

"it is very, very good" —

"Masterson proves to be the master of blending genres and inserting horror elements in a way that never becomes gratuitous. This novel is further proof that Masterson is a superb storyteller that deserves much more acclaim than he receives."  —, May 15, 2016

Author Biography

Graham Masterton has published more than 60 novels, including many acclaimed horror novels. His books include The 5th Witch, Blind Panic, The Doorkeepers, and Spirit. He is an Edgar Award- and Bram Stoker Award-winner and a World Fantasy Award nominee.

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