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Murder at Dead Crags

(2018)
(The tenth book in the Detective Inspector Skelgill Investigates series)
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A stand-alone murder mystery, number 10 in the series. Meet maverick British detective DL Skelgill... "Mad, bad and just a little bit cozy."

A blood-curdling howl haunts moonlit Skiddaw Forest - its source the precipitous cliffs known as Dead Crags. Locals evoke the legend of the Black Dog, harbinger of misfortune, devil's familiar - an ancient myth revived in living memory by the unexplained death of Piet Crow, controversial founder of a local zoo.

If the curse blighted Old Man Crow, could it now be visited upon his descendants? Granddaughter Antonia is found dead beneath the crags. Her twin Vivienne survives a life-threatening ordeal. Murder? Attempted murder? Or innocent coincidence? Skelgill is torn - until a long-serving zoo hand falls victim to a rifle bullet.

Unearthly baying hound there may be, it takes a finger to pull a trigger - and human predators circle the ailing zoo and its valuable land. A property tycoon with bulldozers at the ready. A titled aristocrat who covets ancestral hunting grounds. Volatile animal rights activists that protest malpractice.

Dark clouds gather above the isolated Northern Fells - some great storm is brewing - but to divine its nature defies all logical investigation. Skelgill is drawn inexorably to Dead Crags - where presentiment prickles at his skin. But will his legendary intuition read the signs before the curse makes its final destructive strike?

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

January 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Murder at Dead Crags: Inspector Skelgill Investigates (Detective Inspector Skelgill Investigates)
Author(s): Bruce Beckham
ISBN: 1-977673-52-X / 978-1-977673-52-7
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Audio Editions

May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Murder at Dead Crags: Detective Inspector Skelgill Investigates Series, Book 10
Author(s): Bruce Beckham
Publisher: Bruce Beckham
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May 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Murder at Dead Crags: Detective Inspector Skelgill Investigates Series, Book 10
Author(s): Bruce Beckham
Publisher: Bruce Beckham
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Murder at Dead Crags: Detective Inspector Skelgill Investigates Series, Book 10
Author(s): Bruce Beckham
Publisher: Bruce Beckham
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Murder at Dead Crags: Detective Inspector Skelgill Investigates Series, Book 10
Author(s): Bruce Beckham
Publisher: Bruce Beckham
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Murder at Dead Crags: a compelling British crime mystery (Detective Inspector Skelgill Investigates Book 10)
Author(s): Bruce Beckham
Publisher:
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