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Burnt Island

(2019)
(The third book in the DI Ben Kitto series)
A novel by

 
 
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THE GRIPPING LOCKED-ISLAND MYSTERY # 3


‘Gripping, clever and impossible to put down' ERIN KELLY
 
‘An absolute master of pace, plotting and character’ ELLY GRIFFITHS

INTRUDERS HERE ARE BOUND TO DIE . . .
 
As the sun sets on a cold November evening, the tiny community of St Agnes prepares for their annual Fifth-of-November festivities. Moments before the fireworks are scheduled to commence, an islander discovers a charred body left on the bonfire, and quickly it becomes clear that a killer is at large.
 
Ben Kitto is the Deputy Chief of Police for the Scilly Isles, and with a killer on the loose, he has no choice but to forbid all residents from leaving the island. With a population of just eighty people, everyone is a suspect and no one is safe.
 
When threats start appearing, written in the old Cornish language, Ben suspects that the killer’s motive is to rid the island of the newcomers who threaten their traditions. With time running out, Ben hurries to discover the secrets of the island’s peculiar residents, but he knows it’s only a matter of time before another fire is started . . .
 
No place to run.
No place to hide.

‘In Burnt Island, Kate Rhodes' portrayals of island life are vivid; her landscapes deftly sketched. A tense thriller with pitch-perfect pace – I devoured it!’ ISABEL ASHDOWN
 
PRAISE FOR KATE RHODES:

Gripping, clever and impossible to put down. I’ve been a Kate Rhodes fan for years and in Ben Kitto she has created a detective who is just as complex and compelling as Kate’s elegant plotting and stunning prose. The claustrophobia and paranoia of the island are so brilliant evoked, I could almost feel the tide encroaching as time ran out to find the killer' ERIN KELLY

‘Absorbing and complex, Hell Bay kept me guessing until the final pages’ RACHEL ABBOTT

'A vividly realised protagonist whose complex and harrowing history rivals the central crime storyline' SOPHIE HANNAH

'Beautifully written and expertly plotted; this is a masterclass' GUARDIAN

'Expertly weaves a sense of place and character into a tense and intriguing story' METRO

'Rhodes does a superb job of balancing a portrayal of a tiny community oppressed by secrets with an uplifting evocation of setting' Jake Kerridge, SUNDAY EXPRESS

The whole book tingles with tension. I hope it does for the Scilly Isles what Ann Cleeves did for Shetland' MEL MCGRATH

'I love reading Kate's books in the way I love reading Sophie Hannah – a poet writing crime fiction is a great thing . . . It is at once a locked-room mystery, a story of the returning hero, and an examination of fear and abuse. It has the air of a twenty-first century Agatha Christie' JULIA CROUCH

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Gripping, cleaver and impossible to put down." - Erin Kelly


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Used availability for Kate Rhodes's Burnt Island

Hardback Editions

October 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Burnt Island: A Locked-Island Mystery: 3 (Volume 3)
Author(s): Kate Rhodes
ISBN: 1-4711-6599-X / 978-1-4711-6599-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

March 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Burnt Island: A Locked-Island Mystery: 3 (Volume 3) (Ben Kitto 3)
Author(s): Kate Rhodes
ISBN: 1-4711-6602-3 / 978-1-4711-6602-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


October 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Burnt Island
Author(s): Kate Rhodes
ISBN: 1-4711-6600-7 / 978-1-4711-6600-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

December 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: Burnt Island
Author(s): Kate Rhodes
ISBN: 1-78771-793-3 / 978-1-78771-793-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: Burnt Island
Author(s): Kate Rhodes
ISBN: 1-78771-827-1 / 978-1-78771-827-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Burnt Island: A Ben Kitto Thriller, Book 3
Author(s): Kate Rhodes
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio UK
Availability: Amazon   


November 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Burnt Island: A Ben Kitto Thriller, Book 3
Author(s): Kate Rhodes
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


November 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Burnt Island: A Ben Kitto Thriller, Book 3
Author(s): Kate Rhodes
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2019 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Burnt Island: A Locked-Island Mystery: 3
Author(s): Kate Rhodes
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Burnt Island: A Locked-Island Mystery: 3
Author(s): Kate Rhodes
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK