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Body Language

(2020)
(The first book in the Cassie Raven series)
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For fans of Tess Gerritsen and Kathy Reichs comes a gripping debut thriller introducing Camden's most exciting new forensic investigator.

*Don't miss the next Cassie Raven mystery, LIFE SENTENCE, available to pre-order now*

'SPELLBINDING STORYTELLING' VAL MCDERMID
'A FIRST-RATE CRIME NOVEL ... I LOVED IT' ELLY GRIFFITHS

'LIKE SILENT WITNESS BUT MUCH MORE BELIEVABLE' SUSI HOLLIDAY

Mortuary technician Cassie Raven believes the dead can talk. We just need to listen . . .

Cassie Raven is used to people thinking her job is strange - not everyone would choose to cut up dead bodies for a living. But she can do something no one else can: sense the last thoughts of the dead.

Though she's eviscerated thousands of bodies, she's never had to do so with someone she knew, someone who meant a lot to her - until now.

The pathologist says her death was an accident. Her body is telling Cassie differently.

Praise for Body Language:
'Blackly humorous, with a fabulously one-of-a-kind protagonist' Heat Magazine
'Ingenious and sardonically written' Financial Times
'[A] gritty novel with an engaging heroine' Sunday Times
'A terrific, well-placed plot' Spectator
'Cassie Raven is a lot of fun to spend time with' Big Issue
'Excellent fun, compulsive and Cassie Raven is a protagonist I want to meet again soon' James Oswald
'Cassie Raven is a blast of fresh air, striding onto the crime scene like a punk superstar' Sarah Hilary
'Move over Silent Witness - Cassie Raven is an utterly compelling contemporary forensic heroine' Isabelle Grey
'A fresh and exciting new series' Claire McGowan
'One of the best series openers I've read in years' Jane Casey

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Body Language is a stellar example of the forensic-medical crime genre. Impeccably researched, with fascinating insights and a truly memorable, original heroine, this is one of the best series openers I've read in years." - Jane Casey

"Move over Silent Witness - Cassie Raven is an utterly compelling contemporary forensic heroine." - Isabelle Grey

"A first-rate crime novel. Mortuary assistant Cassie is a terrific character - our guide through a fascinating, darkly humorous and sometimes grisly world. I loved it." - Elly Griffiths

"What a start to a new series, full of verve and acutely perceptive on grief and human relationships. Cassie Raven is a blast of fresh air, striding onto the crime scene like a punk superstar, ready to shake things up." - Sarah Hilary

"Had the pleasure of reading this little beauty by AK Turner and I loved it. It was awesome! Dark humour and gore galore - Cassie Raven is my new favourite character. The mortuary scenes were so vivid - it was like Silent Witness but much more believable." - Susi Holliday

"A. K. Turner spins science into spellbinding storytelling." - Val McDermid

"An immersive world with a fascinating lead, this makes for a fresh and exciting new series." - Claire McGowan

"Hooked from the first chapter and stayed up until the wee small hours to finish Body Language. What a wonderful creation is Cassie Raven! You should all go out and pre-order it right now. Excellent fun, compulsive and Cassie Raven is a protagonist I want to meet again soon. Five stars!" - James Oswald


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November 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Body Language: The must-read forensic mystery set in Camden Town (Cassie Raven)
Author(s): A K Turner
ISBN: 1-83877-004-6 / 978-1-83877-004-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Zaffre
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November 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Body Language
Author(s): A K Turner
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November 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Body Language
Author(s): A K Turner
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November 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Body Language
Author(s): A K Turner
Publisher: Zaffre
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Body Language: The must-read forensic mystery set in Camden Town (Cassie Raven)
Author(s): A K Turner
Publisher: Zaffre
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU