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Darkside - Belinda Bauer

Darkside - Belinda Bauer

Title: Darkside

Author:  Belinda Bauer

ISBN:  9780593062968

Weight:  827g

Signed, lined and dated
first edition, first printing



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Darkside by Belinda Bauer

Would YOU know a killer if you looked him in the eyes?

Shipcott in bleak mid-winter: a close knit community where no stranger goes unnoticed.  So when an elderly woman is murdered in her bed, village policeman Jonas Holly is doubly shocked.  How could someone have killed and left no trace?

Jonas finds himself sidelined as the investigation is snatched away from him by an abrasive senior detective.  Is his first murder investigation over before it’s begun?

But this isn’t the end of it for Jonas, because someone in the village is taunting him, blaming him for the tragedy, and watching every move he makes…

Blinded by rising paranoia, relentless snow and fear for his own invalid wife, Jonas strikes out alone on a mystifying hunt.  But the threats don’t stop – and neither do the murders…

Peer & Press Reviews

Belinda Bauer won the CWA Gold Dagger for her first crime novel, Blacklands, and she’s produced a barnstorming follow-up with Darkside… Bold, mordant, compassionate, Darkside confirms Bauer’s reputation as a significant new talent.

The Sunday Times

Second novel syndrome may be a recognised condition but it is not something that affects Belinda Bauer.  I would press one [Darkside] on anyone who loves Kate Atkinson, Bauer really is that good… Another cracking crime novel.

Alice O’Keeffe, The Bookseller

Tension mounts with extraordinary yet credible narrative twists.  As in her previous book, Bauer takes astonishing risks but – like a brilliant ski-jumper – arcs down to the perfect landing

The Independent

Probably the most shocking ending you’ll read this year.  Belinda Bauer is the most disturbing new talent around.

Val Mcdermid

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: Darkside
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Book features: Black cover with silver coloured text on spine, light grey speckled endpapers, and black and silver decorative head and tail bands.
Jacket features:

Matt laminate finish with embossed title text and gloss UV highlights.

It also has a ‘Blacklands’ promo sticker on its front (see image).  We don’t advise removing this as it could result in a flaw known as Sticker Ghost.

Overall condition: Near fine / Fine – what would otherwise be a Very Fine book if not for a tiny (2mm) closed tear to the bottom of its spine - priced accordingly (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: Yes – on the title page
Lined: Yes – “Do your job, crybaby.”
Dated: Yes – 11-1-11
Book Stats
Publisher: Transworld Publishers
Imprint: Bantam Press
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9780593062968
ISBN 10: 0593062965
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 359
Size (h x w x d): 242 x 164 x 33mm
Design Credits
Author photograph: Johnny Ring
Jacket design: Claire Ward / TW
Jacket photograph: Mark Owen / Arcangel Images (front)
Jacket photograph: Stephen Mulcahey / Arcangel Images (back)

Collectors Notes & Author Links

  • Bauer is no stranger to literary awards; her debut novel, Blacklands, won the 2010 CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel.  She went on win the 2013 CWA Dagger in the Library for her body of work.  Her fourth novel, Rubbernecker, won the 2014 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award.
  • To read more, you can visit Belinda Bauer’s website, view her Facebook or follow her on Twitter.  All are a rich source of info on Belinda’s life, books and future projects.

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