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Sarah Ward is the author of four DC Childs novels, In Bitter Chill, A Deadly Thaw, A Patient Fury and The Shrouded Path set in the Derbyshire Peak District where she lives. On her website, Crimepieces (, she reviews the best of current crime fiction published around the world. She is a judge for the Petrona Award for Scandinavian translated crime novels.

Genres: Mystery
New and upcoming books
DC Childs Mystery
   1. In Bitter Chill (2015)
   2. A Deadly Thaw (2016)
   3. A Patient Fury (2017)
   4. The Shrouded Path (2018)
Sarah Ward recommends
The Glass Woman (2024)
Alice McIlroy
"Completely absorbing, I haven't been able to put it down."
The Grief House (2023)
Rebecca Thorne
"Dark and haunting, this is a book to be read at night with the curtains drawn. Beautifully written, I didn't want the story to end."
Dead Man Walking (2023)
(DS Rick Turner, book 1)
M K Murphy
"Tension bristles on every page on this rollercoaster of a read. I couldn't put the book down."

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