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Bad to the Bone

(2017)
(The first book in the DI Bliss series)
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One buried crime. Many hidden secrets. A cold case investigation that will have you gripped from the explosive start to the heart-pounding conclusion.

A skeletal body is unearthed in a wooded area of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. DI James Bliss, together with DC Penny Chandler, investigate the case and discover that the young, female victim had been relocated from its original burial site. A witness is convinced that a young woman was struck by a vehicle back in the summer of 1990, and that police attended the scene. However, no record exists of either the accident or the reported victim. As the case develops, two retired police officers are murdered. The two are linked with others who were on duty at the time a road accident was reported.

As Bliss and Chandler delve deeper into the investigation, they start to question whether senior officers may have been involved in the murder of the young woman who was buried in the woods. As each link in the chain is put under duress, so is Bliss who clashes with superiors and the media. When his team receives targeted warnings, Bliss will need to decide whether to drop the case or to pursue those responsible, because the killer is much closer than they imagine . . .

“Breathe[s] new life into a sometimes stale genre . . . full of dark humor, well drawn characters and plenty of surprises to knock me off balance.” —Novel Gossip

Don’t miss The Scent of Guilt, the second thriller in the DI Bliss series!

Genre: Mystery

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April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bad To The Bone: 1 (The DI Bliss Series, 1)
Author(s): Tony J Forder
ISBN: 1-912175-17-7 / 978-1-912175-17-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloodhound Books
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June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bad to the Bone: DI Bliss, Book 1
Author(s): Tony J Forder
Publisher: QUEST from W. F. Howes Ltd
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June 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Bad to the Bone: DI Bliss, Book 1
Author(s): Tony J Forder
Publisher: QUEST from W. F. Howes Ltd
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June 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Bad to the Bone: DI Bliss, Book 1
Author(s): Tony J Forder
Publisher: QUEST from W. F. Howes Ltd
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June 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Bad to the Bone: DI Bliss, Book 1
Author(s): Tony J Forder
Publisher: QUEST from W. F. Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bad to the Bone (The DI Bliss Series Book 1)
Author(s): Tony J Forder
Publisher: Bloodhound Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU