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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 

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…


  • Publication date: June 2, 2022
  • ISBN: 9780861541980
  • RRP: £8.99
  • Pages: 352
  • Publication date: October 7, 2021
  • ISBN: 9781786079817
  • RRP: £14.99
  • Pages: 352
  • Publication date: September 2, 2021
  • ISBN: 9781786079824
  • RRP: £4.99
  • Pages: 352


‘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

Bad Apples is noir at its very best… If you like “heart in your mouth” reads that will keep you up all night with all the lights on, then this is for you.’

Guernsey Press and Star

‘[Tuva] is admirably resilient, full of warmth and humour… Her travails may well give sensitive readers nightmares, but that’s a small price to pay for spending time in her exhilarating company.’

Literary Review

‘The fourth in the excellent series of Tuva Moodyson thrillers’ 


‘A brilliant read.’



Crime Monthly magazine

‘That ending! I highly recommend if you need something to get your teeth into.’ 

Lancashire Post

‘For those who want their crime fiction to be at its darkest… If you enjoyed MidsommarBad Apples is a tale you’ll be intrigued by.’

Buzz magazine

Will Dean

Will Dean grew up in the East Midlands. 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. Will Dean lives in Sweden.

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