Bad Apples

Pages: 352
Series: The Tuva Moodyson Mysteries
Imprint: Point Blank

Bad Apples

'The stand out in a truly outstanding series.’ Chris Whitaker

Will Dean

From the bestselling author of Dark Pines comes Will Dean's most terrifying Tuva Moodyson mystery yet 
Paperback(Out of stock)
9780861541980 (2 Jun 2022)
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9781786079817 (7 Oct 2021)
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The Book

From the bestselling author of Dark Pines comes Will Dean's most terrifying Tuva Moodyson mystery yet 

Praise for the series:

‘The tension is unrelenting, and I can't wait for Tuva's next outing.' Val McDermid

‘Loaded with atmosphere, brilliant on setting, and Tuva Moodyson just rocks.' Mark Billingham

‘A must read.' Observer Thriller of the Month

‘BRILLIANT.' Ann Cleeves


It only takes one...


A murder

A resident of small-town Visberg is found decapitated

A festival

A grim celebration in a cultish hilltop community after the apple harvest

A race against time

As Visberg closes ranks to keep its deadly secrets, there could not be a worse time for Tuva Moodyson to arrive as deputy editor of the local newspaper.  Powerful forces are at play and no one dares speak out. But Tuva senses the story of her career, unaware that perhaps she is the story…


Additional Information

Series The Tuva Moodyson Mysteries
Pages 352
Imprint Point Blank


About the Author

Will Dean grew up in the East Midlands and had lived in nine different villages before the age of eighteen. His debut novel, Dark Pines, was selected for Zoe Ball's Book Club, shortlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker prize and named a Daily Telegraph Book of the Year. The second Tuva Moodyson mystery, Red Snow, won Best Independent Voice at the Amazon Publishing Readers' Awards, 2019, and was longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year 2020. His third novel, Black River, was chosen as Observer Thriller of the Month. Will Dean lives in Sweden where the Tuva Moodyson novels are set.


‘Just finished Will Dean's Bad Apples. A delicious return to Tuva.'

- Ann Cleeves

‘Fiendish, funny, scary as hell. Bad Apples is the stand out in a truly outstanding series.'

- Chris Whitaker, author of We Begin at the End

Bad Apples is a chilling outing for Tuva Moodyson - unsettling from beginning to the very end, but leavened with dark humour. A compelling thriller that devoted fans and new readers will adore.'

- Jane Casey, author of the Maeve Kerrigan series

Finished Bad Apples by Will Dean and all I can say is…there aren't words. Talk about DARK.'

- Blue Book Balloon blog

‘Swedish reporter Tuva Moodyson, who wears hearing aids, takes to the hills where the isolated and inbred town of Visberg can be found at the end of a long and winding road.'

- The Times

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