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Salt Lane

(2018)
(The first book in the DS Alexandra Cupidi series)
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'William Shaw is one of the great rising talents of UK crime fiction. This is his best book to date' Peter James
'Taut, terrifying and timely' Val McDermid
'William Shaw is a superb storyteller' Peter May

SHE ALWAYS WENT TOO FAR


DS Alexandra Cupidi has done it again. She should have learnt to keep her big mouth shut, after the scandal that sent her packing - resentful teenager in tow - from the London Met to the lonely Kent coastline. Murder is different here, among the fens and stark beaches.

SHE WAS THE ONE WHO FOUND THE KILLERS

The man drowned in the slurry pit had been herded there like an animal. He was North African, like many of the fruit pickers that work the fields. The more Cupidi discovers, the more she wants to ask - but these people are suspicious of questions.

AND NOW IT WAS KILLING HER

It will take an understanding of this strange place - its old ways and new crimes - to uncover the dark conspiracy behind the murder. Cupidi is not afraid to travel that road. But she should be. She should, by now, have learnt.

Salt Lane is the first in the new DS Alexandra Cupidi series. With his trademark characterisation and flair for social commentary, William Shaw has crafted a crime novel for our time that grips you, mind and heart.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"William Shaw is one of the great rising talents of UK crime fiction. This is his best book to date, instantly engaging, beautifully written with really well observed and rounded characters." - Peter James

"Salt Lane is taut, terrifying and timely; the emotional tension never slackens." - Val McDermid

"Salt Lane was my introduction to William Shaw, and when I finished it I instantly went to his backlist. He is a meticulous, thoughtful and insightful writer. I can't wait for Sgt. Cupidi's next case." - Sara Paretsky


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Hardback Editions

June 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Salt Lane
Author(s): William Shaw
ISBN: 0-316-56350-1 / 978-0-316-56350-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Salt Lane: the superb first book in the DS Alexandra Cupidi Investigations
Author(s): William Shaw
ISBN: 1-78648-657-1 / 978-1-78648-657-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Salt Lane: the superb first book in the DS Alexandra Cupidi Investigations
Author(s): William Shaw
ISBN: 1-78648-658-X / 978-1-78648-658-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Salt Lane: DS Alexandra Cupidi: Book 1
Author(s): William Shaw
ISBN: 1-78648-656-3 / 978-1-78648-656-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Salt Lane: DS Alexandra Cupidi, Book 1
Author(s): William Shaw
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon   


May 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Salt Lane: DS Alexandra Cupidi, Book 1
Author(s): William Shaw
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Salt Lane: DS Alexandra Cupidi, Book 1
Author(s): William Shaw
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Salt Lane
Author(s): William Shaw
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Salt Lane: the superb first book in the DS Alexandra Cupidi Investigations
Author(s): William Shaw
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU