Title: THE SILENT DEAD
Author: GRAHAM SMITH
Publication Day: 30th November 2018
Buy Links :
He’d found an angel for his collection. But one angel at a time was never enough…
Detective Beth Young has just joined the Cumbrian major crimes team when a body is found posed in a ritualistic manner – arms spread and graceful wings attached – at a crumbling castle in the hills of the Lake District.
The entire police force are on red alert. But Beth begins to feel she’s the only one who can follow the disturbing clues left by the twisted killer. Because she doesn’t think like everyone else. To Beth, crimes are puzzles she can solve. Even if real life is a little harder.
As more bodies are discovered in derelict stately homes across the Lake District, she knows she’s in a race against time.
But the killer is looking for another victim to add to his collection… Will Beth be able to save her? Or will he get there first?
A tenacious young detective with scars both physical and emotional, Beth Young will stop at nothing in her fight for justice for the innocent. The Silent Dead is the first book in the series. Set in the Lake District, it is perfect for fans of Joy Ellis, LJ Ross, and Peter James.
Graham Smith is the bestselling author of four explosive crime thrillers in the Jake Boulder series, Watching the Bodies, The Kindred Killers, Past Echoes and Die Cold. Watching the Bodies spent over two weeks at number one in the Amazon UK chart and Amazon CA charts. Graham is also the author of the popular DI Harry Evans series and has collections of short stories and novellas. His latest novel – The Silent Dead is published by Bookouture and set in Cumbria / the Lake District, featuring DC Beth Young.
He is the proud father of a young son. As a time served joiner he has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since 2000 he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.
An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer for the well-respected review site Crimesquad.com since 2010.
When not working, his time is spent reading, writing and playing games with his son. He enjoys socialising and spending time with friends and family.
Author Social Media Links:
Coming in at ground floor to a new series from one of your favourite authors is such a great feeling.
Graham Smith has written one of my top series with Jake Boulder now we have Beth Young on the scene.
For different reasons this seems to be going to same way for me in my feelings toward this character. Beth is young I know puns but she also has a drive that I admire.
She seems more to play by the rules. She has a powerful draw to her and love how she isn’t perfect. Jer character is marred physically but she also seems to have mental difficulties as well. Part of the reason I like her is she seems strong and weak at the same time but also so passionate about her job.
Such a surprise as didn’t think the author could hook me the same way with another series other than Jake Boulder. It was a nice surprise and I get to grow into the character as she grows through more books.
I also had the goosebumps as the imagery was so vivid. I just couldn’t help but feel for the victims and wish that I was part of the team solving the horrendous crimes