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Dead Wrong

Cath Staincliffe

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Sal Kilkenny, Fiction, Crime & mystery

A Sal Kilkenny Mystery set in Manchester.

Against the backdrop of Euro '96 and the soundtrack of Oasis, a summer of terror begins.

Sal Kilkenny has two very frightened clients on her hands. Debbie Gosforth is the victim of a deranged stalker while teenager Luke Wallace is afraid he might be a murderer as he has, allegedly, stabbed his best friend Ahktar Khan to death.

And then the IRA bomb Manchester's Arndale Centre and the city goes up in smoke...

Praise for Cath Staincliffe:

'Gritty, intelligent, humane and involving' Big Issue

'Deftly organised, with several surprising twists.' Evening Standard

'Has her finger on the pulse of her city and that rare ability to write about love, motherhood and friendship without sentimentality' Val McDermid

'Modest, compassionate... a solid ingenious plotter with a sharp eye for domestic detail' Literary Review

'Complex and satisfying' The Sunday Times

'about as good as the British private eye novel gets' Time Out

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Cath Staincliffe

Cath Staincliffe was brought up in Bradford and went to university in Birmingham, after which she moved to Manchester. She started writing whilst on maternity leave with her first child, attending writers' workshops and publishing poetry and short stories in anthologies. Looking for Trouble, published by the Manchester publisher Crocus, was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Award for Best First Novel and serialised on BBC Radio Four's Woman's Hour.

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