RAGDOLL meets GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - follow the trail of blood and ink in the year's most twisted serial killer thriller. For readers who enjoy Val McDermid, Chris Carter and Stuart MacBride.
'Creepy and compulsive, this is Belsham's first excursion into crime and it announces the arrival of a fine new voice' Daily Mail
A policeman on his first murder case
A tattoo artist with a deadly secret
And a twisted serial killer sharpening his blades to kill again...
When Brighton tattoo artist Marni Mullins discovers a flayed body, newly-promoted DI Francis Sullivan needs her help. There's a serial killer at large, slicing tattoos from his victims' bodies while they're still alive. Marni knows the tattooing world like the back of her hand, but has her own reasons to distrust the police. So when she identifies the killer's next target, will she tell Sullivan or go after the Tattoo Thief alone?
'Better than Lee Child . . . Well written and gripping, would definitely recommend!' Amazon review 5*
'Edgy and ice cool - Marni Mullins is my kind of heroine!' Marnie Riches
Alison Belsham initially started writing with the ambition of becoming a screenwriter-and in 2000 was commended for her visual storytelling in the Orange Prize for Screenwriting. In 2001 she was shortlisted in a BBC Drama Writer competition. Life and children intervened but, switching to fiction, in 2009 her novel Domino was selected for the prestigious Adventures in Fiction mentoring scheme. In 2016 she pitched her first crime novel, The Tattoo Thief, at the Pitch Perfect event at the Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival and was judged the winner.