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A Wash of Black

(2020)
(The first book in the DI Erika Piper series)
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"Clever, chilling and absolutely addictive..." – Noelle Holten, author of Dead Inside

IT'S NOT LIFE THAT IMITATES ART. IT'S DEATH.

Anna Symons. Famous. Talented. Dead.

The body of a famous actress is found mutilated on an ice rink in Manchester, recreating a scene from a blockbuster film she starred in years ago.

DI Erika Piper, having only recently returned to work after suffering a near-fatal attack herself, finds she must once again prove her worth as the hunt for the media-dubbed 'Blood Ice Killer’ intensifies.

But when another body is found and, this time, the killer issues a personal threat, Erika must put aside her demons to crack the case, or suffer the deadly consequences.

If you like Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Cara Hunter, you will love this.

THIS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT IS ALREADY GETTING RAVE REVIEWS:

“Wow! Chris McDonald has written a clever, chilling and absolutely addictive debut novel with A Wash of Black! A pacy read that will keep you turning the pages. I already want the next book in the DI Erika Piper series…like yesterday!”
— Noelle Holten, author of Dead Inside

“A pacy murder mystery full of deceit, suspicion and revenge, Chris McDonald’s debut is a highly entertaining tale with plenty of shocks along the way.” —TM Logan, bestselling author of The Holiday, 29 Seconds and Lies.

“Like a hammer in the dark, A Wash of Black is a debut that hits you with full force and leaves you breathless and stunned. DI Erika Piper is a compelling, hard-as-nails creation, trawling every dark Mancunian corner for the murderer of a movie-star – and as the tension and stakes rack up, so do the bodies and surprises. A superb tale deftly told with a human touch and a real eye for detail, with a true ‘just one more chapter’ moreishness, A Wash of Black announces Chris McDonald as a superb new voice not just in the Northern literary scene, but across the national crime landscape. Highly recommended." —Rob Parker, author of The Ben Bracken Thrillers

“An addictive, gripping read that pulls you in and has you hooked.”
— Sarah Jones, Lost in the Land of Books blog

“I have found my new series obsession. McDonald creates a strong, rounded lead in DI Erika Piper and I, for one, cannot wait to read the next.”
— M.Sean Coleman, author of The Code and The Cuckoo Wood.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"I have found my new series obsession. McDonald creates a strong, rounded lead in DI Erika Piper and I, for one, cannot wait to read the next." - M Sean Coleman

"Wow! Chris McDonald has written a clever, chilling and absolutely addictive debut novel with A Wash of Black! A pacy read that will keep you turning the pages. I already want the next book in the DI Erika Piper series…like yesterday!" - Noelle Holten

"A pacy murder mystery full of deceit, suspicion and revenge, Chris McDonald’s debut is a highly entertaining tale with plenty of shocks along the way." - T M Logan

"Like a hammer in the dark, A Wash of Black is a debut that hits you with full force and leaves you breathless and stunned. DI Erika Piper is a compelling, hard-as-nails creation, trawling every dark Mancunian corner for the murderer of a movie-star – and as the tension and stakes rack up, so do the bodies and surprises. A superb tale deftly told with a human touch and a real eye for detail, with a true ‘just one more chapter’ moreishness, A Wash of Black announces Chris McDonald as a superb new voice not just in the Northern literary scene, but across the national crime landscape. Highly recommended." - Rob Parker


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Used availability for Chris McDonald's A Wash of Black

Hardback Editions

January 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Wash of Black: 1 (DI Erika Piper)
Author(s): Chris McDonald
ISBN: 1-913331-37-7 / 978-1-913331-37-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Red Dog Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

February 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Wash of Black: 1 (Di Erika Piper)
Author(s): Chris McDonald
ISBN: 1-913331-21-0 / 978-1-913331-21-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Red Dog Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

February 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Wash of Black (DI Erika Piper Book 1)
Author(s): Chris McDonald
Publisher: Red Dog Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU