A Sal Kilkenny Mystery
No peace and goodwill to all men here in Manchester...
It's the countdown to Christmas and Sal Kilkenny is exhausted even thinking about the festive season - her life as a single mother is hectic at the best of times. So when she is asked to investigate a suicide that a grieving family cannot come to terms with, she turns the case down.
Eventually, and against her better judgement, Sal is persuaded to look into the woman's last hours and is appalled to discover how little the authorities had investigated her death. And why would a woman so petrified of heights choose to jump from the top of Manchester's Arndale Centre car park?
Praise for Cath Staincliffe:
'Gritty, intelligent, humane and involving' Big Issue
'Deftly organised, with several surprising twists.' Evening Standard
'An engrossing read.' Sunday Telegraph
'Real people, real problems... Staincliffe writes brilliantly and compassionately about things that matter. Seriously good.' Literary Review
'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
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.