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The Beauty of Murder - A K Benedict

The Beauty of Murder - A K Benedict

Title: The Beauty of Murder

Author:  A K Benedict

ISBN:  9781409144519

Weight:  990 g

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The Beauty of Murder by A K Benedict

A fast-paced, page-turning speculative thriller that travels to the heart of a gruesome series of crimes by way of a city and a person that hold far too many secrets written in blood.

Stephen Killigan has been cold since the day he came to Cambridge as a junior lecturer.  Something about the seven hundred years of history staining the stones of the university has given him a chill he can’t shake.  When he stumbles across the body of a missing beauty queen, he thinks he’s found the reason.  But when the police go to retrieve the body and find no trace, Killigan has found a problem – and a killer – that is the very opposite of reason.

Killigan’s unwitting entry into Jackamore Grass’ sinister world will lead him on a trail of tattooists, philosophers, cadavers and scholars of a deadly beauty.  As Killigan traces a path between our age and seventeenth century Cambridge, he must work out how a corpse can be found before someone goes missing, and whether he’s at the edge of madness or an astonishing discovery.

Peer & Press Reviews

There is much to admire and intrigue in this debut novel.  It crosses over several genres to offer us a speculative thriller, complete with murder-mystery, police investigation, philosophy, the aesthetics of murder, time-travel and magic.  It’s inventive, haunting and compelling.

The Little Reader Library

[A] well-written, easy to read and compelling thriller.


A perfect mix of mystery, humour and delightfully managed time-travel fantasy.


Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Beauty of Murder
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Lined ‘Time to begin.’
Dated 21/3/13
Located London
Book Stats
Publisher Orion Publishing Group
Imprint Orion Books
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13 9781409144519
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 392
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 162 x 36mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Peter Mould
Design Patrick Knowles

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