The best book I have read in years ... I don't have enough superlatives to describe how I feel about this book. Mo Hayder
Über den Autor
A.D. Garrett is the pseudonym for prize-winning novelist Margaret Murphy, working in consultation with policing and forensics expert, Helen Pepper.
Margaret Murphy has written 9 internationally published psychological thrillers - both stand-alone and police series. She is Writing Fellow and Reading Round Lector for the Royal Literary Fund, past Chair of the Crime Writers Association (CWA), and founder of Murder Squad. A CWA Short Story Dagger winner, she has been shortlisted for the First Blood critics' award for crime fiction as well as the CWA Dagger in the Library. Her lifelong passion for science is reflected in her painstaking research for her novels.
In 2013, writing as A.D. Garrett, Margaret began a new forensic series, featuring Professor Nick Fennimore and DCI Kate Simms. Everyone Lies, which Ann Cleeves rated 'thriller writing at its best', was a bestseller, and Believe No One, was described by Publishers' Weekly as a 'stellar thriller'. Truth Will Out, the third in the series, is due for publication November 2016.
Helen Pepper is a Senior Lecturer in Policing at Teesside University. She has been an analyst, Forensic Scientist, Scene of Crime Officer, CSI, and Crime Scene Manager. As a Crime Scene Investigator, she examined over 3000 crime scenes, ranging from thefts and fires to rapes and murders. Later, as Crime Scene Manager for Durham Police, she supervised CSIs in over 50 major incidents. An author in her own right, Helen has co-authored, as well as contributed to, professional policing texts. Her expertise is in great demand with crime writers: she has been a judge for the CWA's Non-Fiction Dagger award since 2010, and is Forensic Consultant on both the Vera and Shetland TV series.
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'A throat-clutcher from page one . . . complex, compelling and just plain marvelous.' Jeffery Deaver
Detective Chief Inspector Kate Simms is in the United States on sabbatical with St Louis PD. Simms is working with a 'method swap' team, reviewing cold cases, sharing expertise. She came to the US to escape fallout from her previous investigation working with forensic expert Professor Nick Fennimore. However Fennimore also happens to be in the States on a book tour and is engineering his trip to get down to St Louis - the last thing Simms wants . . .
But a call for help from a sheriff's deputy in Oklahoma distracts the professor: a mother dead, her child gone. Fennimore's quick mind rapidly gets to work, and gradually draws the conclusion this might not an isolated case. How many other young mothers have been killed, their murders unsolved, their children unaccounted for - and what of Simms' cold case in St Louis for instance?
In Believe No One, A. D. Garrett delivers a gripping sequel to match Everyone Lies, where the chills race in the heat in America's mid-West. And once again the tension rises to match the climbing temperature between the dynamic pairing of Simms and Fennimore.
Praise for A. D. Garrett and Everyone Lies
'Awesome . . . what A. D. Garrett doesn't understand about forensic science and its applications isn't worth knowing.' Mo Hayder
'This is thriller writing at its best: prose that's startling in its page and clarity, characters who come to life immediately and the bonus of knowing that all the forensic details are entirely accurate.' Ann Cleeves