When the Dead Come Calling

Pages: 384
Subject: Fiction
Imprint: Point Blank

When the Dead Come Calling

The Burrowhead Mysteries

Helen Sedgwick

In the first of the Burrowhead Mysteries, an atmospheric murder investigation unearths the brutal history of a village where no one is innocent.
Hardback
9781786075697 (9 Jan 2020)
RRP £14.99

The Book

 

In the first of the Burrowhead Mysteries, an atmospheric murder investigation unearths the brutal history of a village where no one is innocent.



When psychotherapist Alexis Cosse is found murdered in the playground of the sleepy northern village of Burrowhead, DI Strachan and her team of local police investigate, exposing a maelstrom of racism, misogyny and homophobia simmering beneath the surface of the village. Shaken by the revelations and beginning to doubt her relationship with her husband, DI Strachan discovers something lurking in the history of Burrowhead, while someone (or something) equally threatening is hiding in the strange and haunted cave beneath the cliffs.

Additional Information

Subject Fiction
Pages 384
Imprint Point Blank

 

Reviews

'Beautifully written, beguiling and mysterious, the sort of book that would reward a second (and third) read. And a twisty plot with an undercurrent of supernatural malevolence that ticked all my boxes.'

- Fiona Erskine, author of The Chemical Detective

'When The Dead Come Calling confirms what many of us already knew: Helen Sedgwick is one of Scotland's finest contemporary storytellers.'

- Claire Askew author of All the Hidden Truths

'By combining up-to-the-minute themes, well-tuned dialogue and warm and witty details of everyday life with a deep, impressionistic sense of dread, Sedgwick produces a mystery as addictive as it is anxiety-inducing ... deserves to be a stonking series with wide appeal that should run and run.'

- Molly Flatt, author of The Charmed Life of Alex Moore