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The Devil's Claw

(2017)
(Deep Dark Water)
(The first book in the Jennifer Dorey Mystery series)
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An atmospheric new crime series set in the Channel Islands, for readers of Ann Cleeves, Peter May and LJ Ross, introducing investigative journalist Jennifer Dorey.

Jennifer Dorey thinks she is safe.

Following a traumatic incident in London, Jennifer has returned to her childhood home in Guernsey, taking a job as a reporter at the local newspaper.

After the discovery of a drowned woman on a beach, she uncovers a pattern of similar deaths that have taken place over the past fifty years.

Together with DCI Michael Gilbert, an officer on the verge of retirement, they follow a dark trail of island myths and folklore to 'Fritz', the illegitimate son of a Nazi soldier. His work, painstakingly executed, has so far gone undetected.

But with his identity about to be uncovered, the killer now has Jennifer in his sights.

And home is the last place she should be.

DEEP DARK WATER introduces readers to returning characters journalist Jennifer Dorey and DCI Michael Gilbert. Previously published as The Devil's Claw

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What readers are saying about Lara Dearman's Channel Island mysteries:
'I've never been to Guernsey but this book has made me add it to my bucket list!'
'Reminds me of the excellent "Bergerac" detective series.'
'I can't wait for the next Jennifer Dorey instalment'
'Guernsey makes a wonderful setting for the book'
'Found it very gripping and could not put it down.'

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Atmospheric and tense. Superb!" - Isabel Ashdown

"A dark, thrilling murder mystery in a richly-realised setting - the best debut I've read this year." - Mason Cross

"A powerful debut. With smooth prose and engaging characters, Dearman draws her readers into a tangled web of secrets. Layer upon layer of lies and unexpected connections will keep readers guessing until the very end." - Karen Dionne

"A gripping thriller set in Guernsey. I loved it!" - Karen Hamilton

"A twisty thriller set in Guernsey and populated with great characters." - Olivia Kiernan

"Darkly atmospheric, nail-bitingly tense, intrigue-packed - a real crime fiction must read!" - Stephanie Marland

"Dark, haunting and full of twists." - Chris Whitaker


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Used availability for Lara Dearman's The Devil's Claw

Hardback Editions

January 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Devil's Claw: A Jennifer Dorey Mystery
Author(s): Lara Dearman
ISBN: 1-68331-456-5 / 978-1-68331-456-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Devil's Claw: A Jennifer Dorey Mystery
Author(s): Lara Dearman
ISBN: 1-68331-723-8 / 978-1-68331-723-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
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November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Devil's Claw (Jennifer Dorey)
Author(s): Lara Dearman
ISBN: 1-4091-7028-4 / 978-1-4091-7028-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Trapeze
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

March 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Devil's Claw
Author(s): Lara Dearman
ISBN: 1-78706-646-0 / 978-1-78706-646-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


March 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Devil's Claw
Author(s): Lara Dearman
ISBN: 1-78706-610-X / 978-1-78706-610-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Devil's Claw: A Jennifer Dorey Mystery (Jennifer Dorey Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Lara Dearman
ISBN: 1-5385-1201-7 / 978-1-5385-1201-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


January 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Devil's Claw: A Jennifer Dorey Mystery (Jennifer Dorey Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Lara Dearman
ISBN: 1-5385-1202-5 / 978-1-5385-1202-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


January 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Devil's Claw: A Jennifer Dorey Mystery
Author(s): Lara Dearman
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Deep Dark Water
Author(s): Lara Dearman
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Deep Dark Water: A tense crime thriller to keep you up all night (Jennifer Dorey Book 1)
Author(s): Lara Dearman
Publisher: Trapeze
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


January 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Devil's Claw: A Jennifer Dorey Mystery
Author(s): Lara Dearman
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA