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PGC Fall 2021 - Canongate Books

By (author): Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Cynthia Harrod-Eagles


Black Thorn



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , B-format


General Trade
Oct 19, 2021
$17.95 CAD


7.8in x 5.08 x 0.75 in | 220 gr

Page Count:

320 pages
Canongate Books
Black Thorn
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural

Does blood run thicker than ink?

When one of London's best-known literary agents is found dead in strange circumstances, seemingly having fallen from his office window, DCI Slider is under pressure to confirm a case of accidental death. But when the evidence points to murder, the team find themselves uncovering some decidedly scandalous secrets.

Every lead seems to result in more questions, and as Slider delves deeper into the publishing world it's up to him to sort fact from fiction.

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles is the author of over ninety books, including her acclaimed Bill Slider mysteries and her Morland Dynasty series, which has sold over 100,000 copies.


Dialogue sparkling with wit and humour . . . An immensely enjoyable ride through London and its publishing world in the company of thoroughly relatable characters. Readers will wish for Slider's career to continue for many years to come

While the investigation itself makes for an attention-grabbing read, it's Harrod-Eagles' deftly drawn characters and the sheer likeability of Slider and his colleagues that provide the central appeal. As always, Harrod-Eagles salts the narrative with witty repartee, including a wealth of clever puns, all of which help make reading this particular book and the entire series such a treat

This intricately plotted police procedural is filled with puns, wordplay and cop humour. Slider and his team of believable police detectives are likeable in this witty, thoughtful mystery

Praise for Cynthia Harrod-Eagles: For detection fans demanding quality and heart as well as ingenious plots

Harrod-Eagles writes terrific crime novels, meshing fully realized characters with multilevel plot lines

A truly outstanding series

Harrod-Eagles is never less than expert in presenting suspect

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