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Small Mercies

(The first book in the Detective Annie Delamere series)
A novel by


A killer is sending a message. But who is it for?

DI Annie Delamere and her colleague DS Zoe Everett are off duty and enjoying a walk on the Peak District’s vast moorlands when they stumble across a mutilated corpse. The victim is unclothed and his tattoos indicate an affinity with the occult.

While Annie is put in charge of the case her long-term partner, MP Sheena Pearson, is confronted by a group of far right extremists. Rather than back down Sheena chooses to stand her ground – and almost pays for it with her life.

As more bodies are found, Annie is under pressure to prove her worth. But with one eye on her personal affairs can she catch a murderer and still keep her loved ones safe? And are the killings the work of a deranged mind – or a cover for something even more chilling?

Don’t miss this first novel in a compelling new detective series that fans of Stephen Booth and Ann Cleeves will love.

Praise for Small Mercies

‘Accomplished storytelling and perfectly meshed plot strands combine in this intriguing new series from Alex Walters’ Margaret Kirk, author of Shadow Man

'Evocative, well plotted, with interesting characters and three concurrent mysteries. A definite 5 star read.’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘The storyline weaves all the seemingly unrelated threads together into a nail biting finale. I held my breath more than once, and couldn’t put the book down in case something terrible happened!’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Three plots swirl around each other, intersect and dance away again until the very end of this thriller where everything moves quickly to a totally unanticipated, breath-taking conclusion. I’m looking forward to the next in the series!’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Alex Walters's Small Mercies

Paperback Editions

September 2020 : Paperback

Title: Small Mercies: A gripping and addictive crime thriller that will have you hooked
Author(s): Alex Walters
ISBN: 1-80032-013-2 / 978-1-80032-013-0
Publisher: Canelo
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

May 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Small Mercies: A gripping and addictive crime thriller that will have you hooked (Detective Annie Delamere Book 1)
Author(s): Alex Walters
Publisher: Canelo Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU