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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
Sarah Ward recommends
The Confession (2018)
Jo Spain
"Jo Spain is such a talent. The Confession had me in its thrall from the first page, revealing the dark side of the Celtic Tiger."
The Echo Killing (2018)
(Harper McClain, book 1)
Christi Daugherty
"The Echo Killing had me gripped from the start. Harper McClain ranks alongside the best investigative reporters in fiction. I loved her."
A Map of the Dark (2018)
(Searchers , book 1)
Karen Ellis
"A Map of the Dark is a compelling and moving story of buried secrets and hidden demons."
This is How it Ends (2018)
Eva Dolan
"Bold and unusual, Eva Dolan's exquisite writing perfectly captures contemporary London in this cleverly plotted novel."
The Devil's Dice (2018)
(DI Meg Dalton thriller, book 1)
Roz Watkins
"The Devil's Dice encapsulates the dark heart of the Peaks and enthrals the reader with its clever and compelling plot."
A Fractured Winter (2018)
Alison Baillie
"Infused with a powerful sense of place and engaging and believable characters."
It All Falls Down (2018)
(Nora Watts, book 2)
Sheena Kamal
"A fresh and original character who grips the reader with her grit and courage. We're rooting for Nora Watts from the outset and I can't wait to read more of her story."
Blessed Be the Wicked (2018)
(Abish Taylor Mystery, book 1)
D A Bartley
"Blessed be the Wicked is an insightful and compelling read."

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