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The Scribe

(The first book in the Kramer & Carver series)
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Making it as a lawyer has always been a cutthroat business.

A killer is targeting former students of The Bloomsbury Academy of Law. The victims – all female – are gruesomely butchered according to a pattern corresponding with the legal syllabus. Even more disconcerting are riddles sent by the killer to investigating officer, Chief Inspector Jake Carver, offering clues as to who is next and where they will die.

Up-and-coming lawyer Madeline Kramer, a former classmate of a number of the slain, soon finds her life turned upside down by the savagery. And when she decides to help Carver track down the killer, she places herself in mortal danger. Can Maddy and Carver unscramble the complex riddles and save the lives of those destined to die?

A. A. Chaudhuri’s Ripper-like mystery, The Scribe, throws down a challenge even hardened crime thriller fans will be unable to resist. It's perfect for those who love Lee Child and Ian Rankin.

Praise for The Scribe:

'A fast-paced tale of murder and mayhem set against the backdrop of high-end legal London, a mystery in which the reader is kept guessing until the end. A promising start - I look forward to more!' - Peter Murphy, author of the Ben Schroeder legal thriller series, and the Judge Walden series

'As potent as potassium cyanide, The Scribe is a wildly entertaining, one-of-a-kind, legal-serial-killer-thriller, sure-fire smash hit.' - Rob Parker, author of the Ben Bracken thriller series

'A first class legal thriller which will keep you turning the page well in to the dark hours...Procedurals take great skill in constructing so that they don’t become manuals with lots of instructive narrative. Chaudhuri gets it just right...Great job, and highly recommended.' - Roger A. Price, ex-DI and bestselling author of the Badge and Pen series

'An extremely accomplished and well written book. Highly recommended.' - Christine Rennie, Goodreads reviewer

'In her genre debut, A. A. Chaudhuri pens a sensational crime thriller that will have readers forging ahead late into the night to discover what drives a curious and cunning serial killer. Chaudhuri does a masterful job in her writing and delivery of this stellar police procedural. This is one novel not to be missed by those who like the genre.' Matt, Goodreads reviewer

A. A. Chaudhuri
is a former City lawyer. Once a highly ranked British junior tennis player, she went on to gain a degree in History at University College London, then trained as a solicitor and worked for several major London law firms before leaving law to pursue her passion for writing. In addition to books featuring the feisty Maddy Kramer, she has written four stand-alone novels, including racy thriller, Illicit Retainers, and political thriller, The Darker Side of White, yet to be published. She lives in Surrey with her family.

Genre: Mystery

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