Format Hardcover
Publication Date 12/07/13
ISBN 9781605984889
Trim Size / Pages 9.3 x 6.5 in / 368

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The Murder Code

A Novel

Steve Mosby

Winner of the 2012 Crime Writers’ Association Dagger in the Library Award 

Detective Inspector Andrew Hicks thinks he knows all about murder. However horrific the act, the reasons behind a crime are usually easy to explain. So when a woman is found bludgeoned to death, he suspects a crime of passion and attention focuses on her possessive ex-husband. But when a second body is found, similarly beaten, Hicks is forced to think again. When more murders arrive in quick succession, Hicks realizes he is dealing with a type of killer he has never faced before, one who fits nowhere within his logic. Then the letters begin to arrive . . . As the death toll rises, Hicks must face not only a killer obsessed with randomness and chaos, but also a secret in his own past. If he is to stop the killings, he must confront the truth about himself . . .

Steve Mosby is the author of six previous novels, but The Murder Code is his American debut. His crime novels have been translated into nine languages around the world and have landed in the top ten on bestseller lists in France, Germany, and Holland.

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Endorsements & Reviews

“Satisfying reading for those who favor character-driven crime fiction.” Booklist
“Steve Mosby has become one of a handful of writers who make me excited about crime fiction.” Val McDermid
“He writes like the very best American thriller writers. Cancel all other engagements for the day.” The Guardian
“A serial killer saga that's more intelligent than one of Jo Nesbo's, but just as thrilling.” The Daily Telegraph