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Pain of Death

(2011)
(The third book in the D.I. Staffe series)
A novel by

 
 
A woman is discovered beneath the London streets, barely alive. Soon after, DC Josie Chancellor finds an abandoned, newborn baby close to Leadengate station. DI Will Wagstaffe puts woman and baby together. The woman is Kerry Degg, a burlesque singer, as well as a rotten wife and mother. Kerry has bad friends, a dodgy husband and no idea about what it takes to build a family. As Kerry clings to life, Staffe hears only discord: from a well- connected West London gangster and a forgotten politician; from a maligned sister and an unborn population to whom someone, somewhere, is determined to give voice. Staffe ventures from Whitehall's clubland to Soho's fleshpots trying to make his way through a labyrinth of trails that leads above and below ground to another woman, seemingly forced - like Kerry Degg - to bear her child in captivity. In "Pain of Death", DI Will Wagstaffe discovers that the simplest thing in all the world - to bear a child - lies beneath the actions of the powerful and the desperate. And will he manage to rescue both mother and child in time?

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Paperback Editions

November 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Pain of Death (DI Staffe)
Author(s): Adam Creed
ISBN: 0-571-24525-0 / 978-0-571-24525-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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April 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Pain of Death (DI Staffe)
Author(s): Adam Creed
ISBN: 0-571-24524-2 / 978-0-571-24524-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

January 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Pain of Death
Author(s): Adam Creed
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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January 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Pain of Death
Author(s): Adam Creed
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Pain of Death
Author(s): Adam Creed
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2014 : UK Audio CD

Title: Pain Of Death
Author(s): Adam Creed
ISBN: 0-85735-837-5 / 978-0-85735-837-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Pain of Death (DI Staffe Book 3)
Author(s): Adam Creed
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK