The Beauty of Murder

Author(s): A. K. Benedict

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Stephen Killigan has been cold since the day he arrived in Cambridge. Seven hundred years of history staining the stones of the university has given him a chill he can't shake. Then he stumbles across the body of a missing beauty queen - a body which disappears before the police arrive...Unwittingly, Killigan has entered the sinister world of Jackamore Grass on a trail that reaches back to 17th-century Cambridge. It's a world of cadavers, philosophers and scholars of deadly beauty, a world where a person's corpse can be found before they even go missing, and of a city and a person that hold far too many secrets written in blood.


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A serial killer with all the time in the world... from a stunning new voice in crime fiction.

A perfect mix of mystery, humour and delightfully managed time-travel fantasy. TRIPFICTION.COM Written in sinuous, elegant prose with characters that linger in the of the more interesting debuts this year DAILY MAIL A fast-paced page-turner, this is a speculative crime thriller that travels to the heart of a series of gruesome crimes by way of a city and person that have far too many secrets written in blood CORNFLOWER BOOKS There is much to admire and intrigue in this debut novel. It crosses over several genres to offer us a speculative thriller, complete with murder-mystery, police investigation, philosophy, the aesthetics of murder, time-travel and magic. It's inventive, haunting and compelling THE LITTLE READER LIBRARY [A] well-written, easy to read and compelling thriller BIBLIOMOUSE

A.K. Benedict is 34 and read English at Cambridge and studied creative writing at Sussex. She now composes film and television soundtracks, as well as performing as a musician. She lives in Hastings. Find out more at

General Fields

  • : 9781409103929
  • : Orion Publishing Co
  • : Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : April 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : A. K. Benedict
  • : Paperback
  • : 416