The Beautiful Dead
Belinda Bauer is a marvel. Her novels are almost indecently gripping and enjoyable. Sophie Hannah, “New York Times” Bestselling Author of “The Monogram Murders” and “Woman with a Secret”
Belinda Bauer is an award-winning British crime writer of the highest caliber, whose smart, stylish novels have captivated readers and reviewers on both sides of the Atlantic and earned her a reputation as the true heir to the great Ruth Rendell (“Mail on Sunday” (UK)). In her latest, “The Beautiful Dead,” Bauer turns the trope of the media-attention-hungry killer on its head, with a riveting narrative centered on a down-on-her-luck crime reporter and a serial killer desperate for the spotlight.
Crime reporter Eve Singer s career is on the downward slope when a spate of bizarre murderseach carefully orchestrated and advertised like performance artbegin in her territory. Covering these very public crimes revives her byline, and when the killer contacts Eve to discuss her coverage of his crimes, she is suddenly on the inside of the biggest murder investigation of the decade. But as the killer becomes increasingly obsessed with her, Eve realizes there s a thin line between inside information and becoming an accomplice to murderpossibly her own.
A seamlessly-plotted thriller that will keep readers breathless until the very end, “The Beautiful Dead” cements Belinda Bauer s reputation as a master of heart-stopping suspense.
Belinda Bauer s thrillers are always compelling, always original, always brilliant. I will rush to read anything she writes. Mark Billingham”
Expected publication: November 17th 2016 by Bantam Press