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If It Bleeds

(2005)
(The first book in the Ravenbridge Trilogy series)
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“The police have received a phone call about a body. A young woman.”

Press photographer Jude Baxendale lives a perfectly normal life in a perfectly normal town. Her son is about to go to university and has a lovely girlfriend, she has time to work on photography outside of work, and generally life is pretty okay. But when her story-hungry editor sends her and a fellow reporter to a crime scene after a tip off, her world is set a kilter. The victim? Her son’s girlfriend, Lara.

Frustrated by a lack of police progress and with her son’s desperate need for closure ringing in her ears, Jude sets off to discover Lara’s last days. In her quest to find the truth, Jude will risk her job, her reputation, and even her sanity after she stumbles into the sights of a killer with a fanatical mission.

If It Bleeds is a fast-paced thriller that will keep you guessing at every turn. This chiller by a former reporter with a killer storytelling touch is perfect for lovers of James Patterson or Agatha Christie.

Praise for Bernie Crosthwaite:


'I devoured If It Bleeds in an afternoon' - Sharon Wheeler, www. reviewingtheevidence.com

'Jude is a strong character with a sense of humour and strong principles. The novel is pacy, eventful and the violence is tempered by Jude’s discomfort about exploiting human tragedy for the sake of front page headlines. An excellent debut for Bernie Crosthwaite' - Mary Clarke, Mystery Women

'An enjoyable tale with a believable heroine' - Russell James, Shots Magazine


Bernie Crosthwaite is a novelist, playwright and short story writer. She used her own experience as a newspaper reporter when writing The Ravenbridge Trilogy of crime novelsIf It Bleeds, Body Language and The Hemp House. They feature press photographer Jude Baxendale and are set in the north of England. Her plays have been performed in theatres from London to Largs, and on BBC radio. Several of her crime short stories appear in anthologies, including The Golden Hour, which was shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Short Story Dagger Award. Bernie lives and works in North Yorkshire.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Bernie Crosthwaite's If It Bleeds

Paperback Editions

April 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: If it Bleeds
Author(s): Bernie Crosthwaite
ISBN: 0-9547634-3-2 / 978-0-9547634-3-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Creme de la Crime Books
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Kindle Editions

June 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: If It Bleeds (Ravenbridge Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Bernie Crosthwaite
Publisher: Lume Books
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