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Treacherous Strand

(2016)
(The second book in the Inishowen Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
'Haunting, atmospheric and gripping' John Connolly, New York Times best-selling author

'A beguiling heroine - clever, sympathetic and bearing a weight of guilt'The Times

A woman's body washes up on a remote beach on the Inishowen peninsula. Partially-clothed, with a strange tattoo on her thigh, she is identified as Marguerite Etienne, a French woman who has been living in the area.

Solicitor Benedicta 'Ben' O'Keeffe is consumed by guilt; Marguerite was her client, and for the second time in her life Ben has failed someone who needed her, with tragic consequences. So when local Sergeant Tom Molloy dismisses Marguerite's death as the suicide of a disturbed and lonely woman, Ben cannot let it lie.

Ben uncovers Marguerite's strange past as a member of a French doomsday cult, which she escaped twenty years previously but not without leaving her baby daughter behind. Disturbed by what appears to be chilling local indifference to Marguerite's death, Ben pieces together the last few weeks of the French woman's life in Inishowen. What she discovers causes her to question the fragile nature of her own position in the area, and she soon finds herself crossing boundaries both personal and professional to unearth local secrets long buried.

Praise for Andrea Carter

'I adored this traditional crime novel; it's modern day Agatha Christie with Ben as Miss Marple' Irish Examiner

'Atmospheric and vivid' Irish Times

'The colourful cast of characters may be fictional, but the landscapes, towns and villages are instantly recognisable' Irish Daily Mail

'. . . filled with well-drawn and engaging characters, lyrical descriptions of the stunning scenery, and intriguing mysteries to be unravelled . . . hugely enjoyable . . .' Irish Independent

'It's like a modern day Agatha Christie set in a small community with all the alliances, secrets and rivalry such a place can engender. There are enough twists to hold the interest throughout and it builds to a crescendo in a dramatic and highly satisfying close' Books Ireland Magazine

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

September 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Treacherous Strand (2) (An Inishowen Mystery)
Author(s): Andrea Carter
ISBN: 1-60809-304-2 / 978-1-60809-304-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
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February 2017 : UK Hardback

Title: Treacherous Strand
Author(s): Andrea Carter
ISBN: 1-4448-3137-2 / 978-1-4448-3137-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Treacherous Strand (An Inishowen Mystery)
Author(s): Andrea Carter
ISBN: 1-60809-398-0 / 978-1-60809-398-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
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April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Treacherous Strand (Inishowen Mysteries)
Author(s): Andrea Carter
ISBN: 1-4721-1854-5 / 978-1-4721-1854-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Treacherous Strand (Inishowen Mysteries)
Author(s): Andrea Carter
ISBN: 1-4721-2267-4 / 978-1-4721-2267-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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Audio Editions

January 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Treacherous Strand: 2 (An Inishowen Mystery)
Author(s): Andrea Carter
ISBN: 1-4893-7602-X / 978-1-4893-7602-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
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January 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Treacherous Strand: 2 (An Inishowen Mystery)
Author(s): Andrea Carter
ISBN: 1-4893-7603-8 / 978-1-4893-7603-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Treacherous Strand (An Inishowen Mystery Book 2)
Author(s): Andrea Carter
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Treacherous Strand (Inishowen Mysteries Book 2)
Author(s): Andrea Carter
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU