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Cath Staincliffe


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Cath Staincliffe's first crime novel, Looking for Trouble, was short-listed for the CWA's best first novel award and was serialized on Radio 4's Woman's Hour. Since then she has written several crime novels, all of which have been very well reviewed. Cath Staincliffe was adopted as a baby in England and has in recent years been reunited with her Irish birth-family. Although Trio is not autobiographical, it contains elements of Cath's own story, and is evidently written from the heart.

Genres: Mystery
 
Cath Staincliffe recommends
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Someone Else's Skin (2014)
(Detective Inspector Marnie Rome, book 1)
Sarah Hilary
"Intelligently and fluently written with a clever plot and an energetic pace, dealing with harrowing topics and shot through with humanity, I think Sarah's onto a winning series and I really look forward to reading the next instalment."
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Date with Death (2017)
(Dales Detective Mystery, book 1)
Julia Chapman
"A classic whodunit set in the spectacular landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, written with affection for the area and its people. A satisfying read riddled with dry Yorkshire humour (and dry stone walls)."
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Dark Chapter (2017)
Winnie M Li
"An accomplished debut, an honest and unsparing story."
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The House (2017)
Simon Lelic
"An intriguing and suspenseful read."
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I Did It for Us (2018)
Alison Bruce
"The tension is ratcheted up to the bitter end!"

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