The bodies of two black girls are discovered in quick succession in North London. Concerned about a reaction from the local black community, the police are puzzled to learn that two teeth were extracted from both victims after they died. One of the girls worked in a massage parlour and suspicion falls on a client of hers, a known racist, but while the police flounder, the killer takes another girl home to his attic, where he keeps his victims chained up while he shows them his 'collection'. With the death toll mounting, Geraldine is running out of time as she hunts for the elusive killer the papers are calling 'The Dentist'.
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Cut Short - CWA Dagger shortlist, #1 iTunes, #1 Women Sleuths
Road Closed - #1 Women Sleuths, Top 20 kindle, Top Read Eurocrime, Top 50 iTunes
Dead End - #1 Women Sleuths, Top 20 kindle, Top 20 WH Smith's, Top 10 Miami Examiner
Death Bed - #1 Women Sleuths, Top 20 WH Smith's
Stop Dead - #1 on Amazon Kindle
D.I Geraldine Steel is a Lovereading Great Female Sleuth
taut and compelling
- Peter James
Leigh Russell is one to watch
- Lee Child
A brilliant talent in the thriller field.
- Jeffery Deaver
Earlier books by Russell have marked her out as one of the most able practitioners in the current field and this latest entry for her doughty policewoman continues the momentum
- Barry Forshaw, Crime Time [read the full review]
Very Highly Recommended
- Amanda C M Gillies, Euro Crime [read the full review]
Death Bed is a marvellous entry in this highly acclaimed series
- Lizzie Hayes, Promoting Crime Fiction [read the full review]
Russell’s strength as a writer is her ability to portray believable characters
- Crimesquad [read the full review]
An innovative and refreshing take on the psychological thriller
- Books Plus Food [read the full review]
A well written, well plotted crime novel with fantastic pace and lots of intrigue
- Helen Hunt, Bookersatz [read the full review]
Truly a great crime thriller.
- Nayu's Reading Corner [read the full review]
DEATH BED is her most exciting and well-written to date. And, as the others are superb, that is really saying something! 5*
- Amanda Gillies, Eurocrime [read the full review]
The story itself was as usual a good one, and the descriptive gruesomeness of some scenes was brilliant. 4*
- Best Crime Books [read the full review]
A nail biting, murderous puzzle that will keep you guessing until the very end.
- Fresh Fiction [read the full review]