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October 2021 Canadian Fiction

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    For sale with exclusive rights in: CA US
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    Distributor: Nimbus Publishing Limited Availability: Not yet available Expected Ship Date: Oct 26, 2021 On Sale Date: Oct 26, 2021 $19.95 CAD
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Beneath Her Skin
A Kes Morris File
By (author): C S Porter

ISBN:

9781771089814

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Paperback
Paperback , Paperback
English

Audience:

General/trade
Oct 26, 2021
$19.95 CAD
Forthcoming

Dimensions:

5in x 8 in

Page Count:

224 pages
Nimbus Publishing Limited
FICTION / Crime
  • Short Description

When a small east coast town falls prey to a series of shocking murders, city homicide detective Kes Morris is called in to lead the case with the aid of the local precinct. As usual, she's the only woman in the room, and must draw on the lessons passed down by her detective father, a furtive and dangerous practice of going deep inide a killer's mind to put on their skin.
What Kes uncovers is a web of gruesome crimes reaching back decades, and a town that may have been complicit. With a reputation of being hard, relentless and unbending to authority, she finds herself on the hunt for a killer seeking brutal retribution, someone who takes sadistic pleasure in the death and wants their work seen. The farther she follows the trail, the more the line blurs between guilt and innocence, predator and prey.
An atmospheric thriller with complex characters, Beneath Her Skin signals the emergence of a bold new voice in crime fiction and a dark and thrilling new series.

A literary crime thriller from a mysterious new voice in Atlantic fiction

She knew her process. Knew the itch in her nerves. The cold hardness creeping in. She was pulling on the killer’s skin too fast. Something wild flickered across her heart. When she fully donned it, there wouldn’t be room for anyone else but the killer and her.

When a small east coast town falls prey to a series of shocking murders, city homicide detective Kes Morris is called in to lead the case with the aid of the local precinct. As usual, she's the only woman in the room, and must draw on the lessons passed down by her detective father, a furtive and dangerous practice of going deep inide a killer's mind to put on their skin.

What Kes uncovers is a web of gruesome crimes reaching back decades, and a town that may have been complicit. With a reputation of being hard, relentless and unbending to authority, she finds herself on the hunt for a killer seeking brutal retribution, someone who takes sadistic pleasure in  death and wants their work seen. The farther she follows the trail, the more the line blurs between guilt and innocence, predator and prey.

An atmospheric thriller with complex characters, Beneath Her Skin signals the emergence of a bold new voice in crime fiction and a dark and thrilling new series.


This is C.S. Porter's debut novel. A solitary writer who lives near the Atlantic Ocean, it is rumoured he or she was once involved in crime investigation; that Porter suffered an immense personal loss; that they came from US or UK, or grew up in these parts. Age unknown. The author has never been interviewed.



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"A truly compelling mystery about a series of grisly murders in a lovely east coast town. The writing is superb, the novel tightly plotted. The reader is swept along by the expert pacing and mounting suspense as the bodies pile up and suspects emerge from the shadows. Detective Kes Morris becomes conflicted as she closes in on the killers, and we understand why, when she finds evidence of unspeakable events in the town?s past. Porter has created an authentic, fully-realized character in Detective Morris, and we?ll want to hear from her again."

Anne Emery, Arthur Ellis Award–winning author of Though the Heavens Fall

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