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The Devil's Claw

(2017)
(The first book in the Jennifer Dorey Mystery series)
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A dark, thrilling murder mystery in a richly-realised setting - the best debut I've read this year. - Mason Cross

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The six drowned girls stared up at them from the photographs. All young. All attractive. All dead. 'It is a lot of dead girls. And it's a very small island.'

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AN ATMOSPHERIC NEW CRIME SERIES SET IN THE CHANNEL ISLANDS

Following a traumatic incident in London, Jennifer Dorey 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.

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'Enthralling, compelling, mysterious.' Lisa Hall, author of Tell Me No Lies

'Atmospheric and tense. Superb!' Isabel Ashdown, author of Little Sister

'Dark, haunting and full of twists.' Chris Whitaker, author of All The Wicked Girls

'A gripping thriller set in Guernsey. I loved it!' Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend

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

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What readers have to say about The Devil's Claw:

'Really gripping'. Goodreads

'A hauntingly good thriller.' Goodreads

'A lovely twisty tale with a haunting setting.' Goodreads

'Superb murder mystery. I couldn't put it down.' Amazon

'Enjoyed this book immensely - found it very gripping and could not put it down.' Amazon

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 UK   Amazon CA   


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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Devil's Claw (Jennifer Dorey 1)
Author(s): Lara Dearman
ISBN: 1-4091-7028-4 / 978-1-4091-7028-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Trapeze
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

January 2018 : 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
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


January 2018 : MP3 CD

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
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


November 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Devil's Claw
Author(s): Lara Dearman
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

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   


September 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Devil's Claw (Jennifer Dorey 1)
Author(s): Lara Dearman
Publisher: Trapeze
Availability: Amazon UK