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Long Time Dead

(The first book in the Detective Sheridan Holler series)
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A cold case that’s no longer cold. A suspect who’s been murdered. A silenced witness.

"A brilliant debut." —Steve Cavanagh

"True fans of Val McDermid will love Payne's writing.” —A. J. West

"One of the most exciting new voices in crime fiction." —Kia Abdullah

DI Sheridan Holler is used to solving crimes on Liverpool’s streets, but after a decayed corpse turns up in a cemetery, she finds herself reopening not one but two cold cases. Seven years earlier, two women were gunned down and the only suspect, small-time drug dealer John Lively, was never seen again. Case closed. Until the body in the cemetery is identified as his.

Holler needs to work out if Lively was killed out of revenge, or was just a victim of the criminal world he inhabited. When shocking evidence is revealed about the murder weapon, Holler’s cold case starts to look hopeless once more.

But defeat is not an option. Driven by the unsolved and traumatic murder of her brother when they were children, DI Holler’s pursuit of justice is relentless. As old wounds are reopened, the police close in on the killer, but the threat of them striking again is all too real. Can DI Holler put the pieces of the puzzle together before anyone else winds up dead?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"T. M. Payne is one of the most exciting new voices in crime fiction. In Long Time Dead, she crafts a richly-textured thriller that brims with authentic detail. I loved the humor, the poignancy and the intricate rendering of Liverpool in all its heart and grit. The comparisons to Val McDermid are well earned indeed." - Kia Abdullah

"An evocative, brilliantly plotted debut which I defy you to put down. I promise it will haunt you long after the end." - Graham Bartlett

"A superb debut - Gritty, well-paced and packed with vividly drawn characters. T. M. Payne has hit the ground running with Long Time Dead." - M W Craven

"A gripping and gritty start to what promises to be an excellent new police procedural series." - David Fennell

"An excellent crime novel, full of humor and pathos as well as utterly realistic action. A stunning debut." - Elly Griffiths

"A thrilling debut - If you are a fan of police procedurals, this one set in the mean streets of Liverpool is for you." - Mari Hannah

"A twisty, compelling, page-turning cracker of a debut. Full of great characters, T.M. Payne's Long Time Dead is so absorbing you'll miss your bus stop AND stay up past your bedtime. Perfect for fans of Val McDermid and Michael Connelly." - Chris Merritt

"Make way for the brilliant Detective Sheridan Holler! True fans of Val McDermid will love Payne's writing." - A J West

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