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The Room of the Dead
The Room of the Dead

The Room of the Dead

A Betty Church Mystery


432 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: October 2020

ISBN 9781788546416

Rights: US & CA

Head of Zeus (Oct 2020)

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As war rages in London, Inspector Betty Church finds herself on the trail of a cold-blooded killer in the sleepy Suffolk town of Sackwater

December, 1939: With Britain at war, Inspector Betty Church hunts a dangerous enemy. Sackwater Police Station feels a million miles from the war effort. Elderly Mr Orchard keeps wandering off in his pyjamas, little Sylvia Satin is having a birthday party, and a bookmark has been reported stolen. Inspector Betty Church—one of the few female officers on the force—is longing for something to get her teeth into. When a bomb is dropped on Sackwater, it seems the war has finally reached them. But Betty can't stop Adolf, however hard she tries. So when a dead man is found on the beach, she concentrates on hunting an enemy much closer to home.

Author Biography

M.R.C. Kasasian has had careers as varied as a factory hand, wine waiter, veterinary assistant, fairground worker, and dentist. He is the author of the Gower Street Detective series, which includes The Mangle Street Murders and The Curse of the House of Foskett.