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Murder by the River Usk

(2020)
(The third book in the Lambert and Havard series)
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A cold case warms up when an archaeological dig uncovers the remains of a student who went missing a decade previously.

It was a missing person case that bugged ex-inspector Fabia Havard long after she left the force. Now she has been asked by her former protégé and ongoing love interest, DCI Matt Lambert, to aid the investigation.

Caleb Morgan went missing whilst studying at a university campus near the ancient Roman city of Caerleon. His friends and family were interviewed and an extensive search carried out, but to no avail.

Now, with his body finally found during an archaeological dig, partly exposed due to the riverbank subsiding after a flood, there is new evidence.

It is clear he was murdered. The question facing the police is who did it and why? As they probe deeper into his background, suspicions arise around a local firebrand preacher, a boxer and the police themselves.

With much of the material being circumstantial it will take excellent detective work to finally put the matter to rest. But Fabia’s unofficial involvement will cause a stir and even threaten the integrity of the whole case.

MURDER BY THE RIVER USK is the third murder mystery by Pippa McCathie set in South Wales. It can be enjoyed on its own or alongside the other books. Look out for the first, MURDER IN THE VALLEYS, and the second, MURDER AT THE OLD ABBEY. Both of these books are also FREE with Kindle Unlimited, and available in paperback and audio.

Recently released! MURDER IN A WELSH TOWN, book four in the series, out now on Kindle and in paperback!

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Paperback Editions

May 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: MURDER BY THE RIVER USK: Welsh detectives investigate a puzzling cold case
Author(s): Pippa McCathie
ISBN: 1-913516-50-4 / 978-1-913516-50-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Book Folks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Murder by the River Usk: The Havard and Lambert Mysteries, Book 3
Author(s): Pippa McCathie
Publisher: QUEST from W. F. Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


September 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Murder by the River Usk: The Havard and Lambert Mysteries, Book 3
Author(s): Pippa McCathie
Publisher: QUEST from W. F. Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Murder by the River Usk: The Havard and Lambert Mysteries, Book 3
Author(s): Pippa McCathie
Publisher: QUEST from W. F. Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Murder by the River Usk: The Havard and Lambert Mysteries, Book 3
Author(s): Pippa McCathie
Publisher: QUEST from W. F. Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: MURDER BY THE RIVER USK: Welsh detectives investigate a puzzling cold case (The Havard and Lambert mysteries Book 3)
Author(s): Pippa McCathie
Publisher: THE BOOK FOLKS best-selling British crime fiction publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU