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The Devil's Dice

(2018)
(The first book in the D.I. Meg Dalton series)
A novel by

 
 

Shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger Award

The Times Crime Book of the Month, April 2018

'A fascinating debut' The Sunday Times

'A touch of Agatha Christie, a dash of Ann Cleeves's Vera and a suitably moody setting in the Peaks... bring a formidable newcomer to British crime writing.' Daily Mail

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A SHOCKING DEATH

A lawyer is found dead in a Peak District cave, his face ribboned with scratches.

A SINISTER MESSAGE

Amidst rumours of a local curse, DI Meg Dalton is convinced this is cold-blooded murder. There's just one catch - chiselled into the cave wall above the body is an image of the grim reaper and the dead man's initials, and it's been there for over a century.

A DEADLY GAME

As Meg battles to solve the increasingly disturbing case, it's clear someone knows her secrets. The murderer is playing games with Meg - and the dice are loaded...

A white-knuckle crime debut introducing DI Meg Dalton, perfect for fans of Broadchurch and Happy Valley.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"An outstanding debut. The Devil’s Dice had me gripped from the start." - Stephen Booth

"A fascinating debut with a deliciously old school mystery at its heart. I can’t wait to see what Watkins does next!" - Angela Clarke

"Really enjoyed The Devil’s Dice – loved the supernatural feel and excellent resolution. What a copper!" - Mick Finlay

"Brilliant. I love Meg!" - Lisa Hall

"Smart, atmospheric detective story with an unexpected topical twist." - Adam Hamdy

"A fabulous book. I can’t wait to meet DI Meg Dalton again." - B A Paris

"The Devil's Dice encapsulates the dark heart of the Peaks and enthrals the reader with its clever and compelling plot." - Sarah Ward


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Used availability for Roz Watkins's The Devil's Dice

Hardback Editions

March 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Devil's Dice
Author(s): Roz Watkins
ISBN: 0-00-821461-1 / 978-0-00-821461-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HQ
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Devil's Dice: The Times Crime Book of the Month (A DI Meg Dalton thriller, Book 1)
Author(s): Roz Watkins
ISBN: 0-00-821464-6 / 978-0-00-821464-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HQ
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Devil's Dice (A DI Meg Dalton thriller, Book 1)
Author(s): Roz Watkins
ISBN: 0-00-821463-8 / 978-0-00-821463-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HQ
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Devil's Dice: A DI Meg Dalton Thriller, Book 1
Author(s): Roz Watkins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon   


March 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Devil's Dice: A DI Meg Dalton Thriller, Book 1
Author(s): Roz Watkins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Devil's Dice: A DI Meg Dalton Thriller, Book 1
Author(s): Roz Watkins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Devil's Dice: A DI Meg Dalton Thriller, Book 1
Author(s): Roz Watkins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Devil's Dice: A gripping crime thriller with an absolutely breath-taking twist (A DI Meg Dalton thriller, Book 1)
Author(s): Roz Watkins
Publisher: HQ
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU