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A K Turner

A K Turner likes to create memorable characters, throw them into unusual settings, and add a hefty dose of murder and a twisty-turny plot. Her latest book, Body Language, introduces a new kind of forensic heroine - a crime-solving Goth-girl mortuary technician who talks to the dead, a character first launched in two crime shorts aired on BBC Radio 4. A K's previous series, written under the pen name Anya Lipska, starred a London-based Polish fixer who's happy to crack heads to solve crimes - which saw her being selected for Val McDermid's prestigious New Blood Panel at Harrogate Crime Festival in 2012.

A K (aka Ali) lives in East London where she is writing more mortuary-set mysteries. Her day job is producing TV documentaries on true crime and science topics. And just for light relief she is training to be a City of London guide...


Genres: Mystery
New and upcoming books
July 2024

Dead Fall
(Cassie Raven, book 4)
Cassie Raven
   1. Body Language (2020)
   2. Life Sentence (2022)
   3. Case Sensitive (2023)
   4. Dead Fall (2024)
A K Turner recommends
The Sisterhood (2023)
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"In this highly original take on Orwell's 1984 - the Big Brother of all dystopian classics - Bradley weaves a complex and engaging plot around the idea of a female resistance to oppressive overlords. Oppressive and creepy, but with real heart."
Resistance (2021)
(City of Spies, book 2)
Mara Timon
"With Resistance Mara Timon cements her position as a talented new voice on the espionage thriller scene. Cécile is a wonderfully drawn and intriguing protagonist and her second wartime mission makes for a thrilling tale in which her enemies are not always obvious. Intelligent and elegant storytelling."
To Keep You Safe (2019)
Kate Bradley
"What starts on familiar ground as a psych thriller set in a secondary school swiftly descends into far darker territory with very believable protagonists - Jenni, a kick-ass heroine, and Destiny, the lost teenager in deep danger that she is determined to save. A nerve-shredding ride through the most brutal layers of the criminal underworld, the story pulls hair-raising moves and unveils some truly shocking twists. The question is: who is saving whom?"

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