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Death in Profile

(The first book in the Hampstead Murders series)
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The genteel facade of London's Hampstead is shattered by a series of terrifying murders, and the ensuing police hunt is threatened by internal politics, and a burgeoning love triangle within the investigative team. Pressurised by senior officers desperate for a result a new initiative is clearly needed, but what?

Intellectual analysis and police procedure vie with the gut instinct of 'copper's nose', and help appears to offer itself from a very unlikely source - a famous fictional detective. A psychological profile of the murderer allows the police to narrow down their search, but will Scotland Yard lose patience with the team before they can crack the case?

Praised by fellow authors and readers alike, this is a truly original crime story, speaking to a contemporary audience yet harking back to the Golden Age of detective fiction. Intelligent, quirky and mannered, it has been described as 'a love letter to the detective novel'. Above it all hovers Hampstead, a magical village evoking the elegance of an earlier time, and the spirit of mystery-solving detectives.

Guy Fraser-Sampson is an established writer best known for his series of 'Mapp and Lucia' novels which have been featured on BBC Radio 4 and optioned by BBC television. This is his debut work of detective fiction, and the first title in the Hampstead Murders series.

Genre: Historical Mystery    

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Paperback Editions

March 2016 : UK Paperback

Title: Death in Profile - book 1 of the Hampstead Murders
Author(s): Guy Fraser-Sampson
ISBN: 1-910692-93-X / 978-1-910692-93-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Urbane Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Death in Profile: The gripping thriller with a classic crime twist! (Hampstead Murders)
Author(s): Guy Fraser-Sampson
Publisher: Urbane Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA