Love Story, With Murders

Love Story, With Murders

Book - 2014
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A freezing cold winter. A dead body from the past. A tale of love - and murder.

A human leg is discovered in a suburban freezer. The victim is a teenage girl killed some ten years earlier. But then other body parts start appearing. And these ones are male, dark-skinned, and very fresh...

Is this a tangled tale of love gone wrong? Or are there more sinister lines connecting the dead bodies to a recent tragedy in a Cardiff prison, and an engineering company that's up to a whole lot more than is first apparent?

Fiona Griffiths starts to investigate, in the midst of the coldest winter on record. Up in a remote cottage in the Welsh Black Mountains, she finds the data that contains the clue to the entire mystery. But, as the first snow starts to fall, she discovers that she's not alone...

Praise for the Fiona Griffiths mystery series:

'Compelling... a new crime talent to treasure ' Daily Mail

' A dark delight , and I look forward to Fiona's future struggles with criminals, her demons and the mysteries of her past' Washington Post

'With Detective Constable Fiona 'Fi' Griffiths, Harry Bingham...finds a sweet spot in crime fiction... think Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander ...[or] Lee Child's Jack Reacher ... The writing is terrific' The Boston Globe

'A police procedural with a twist . Quirky, gripping, and rather like its lead character, utterly unconventional. That's what makes it such a delight to read. Highly recommended' Crime Thriller Girl

'A cracking read that is both fresh and compelling' Red Handed

Fans of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Ann Cleeves will be gripped by the other titles in the Fiona Griffiths mystery series:
1. Talking to the Dead
2. Love Story, With Murders
3. The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths
4. This Thing of Darkness
5. The Dead House
6. The Deepest Grave (coming soon!)

If you're looking for a crime thriller series to keep you hooked, then go no further: you've just found it.

** Each Fiona Griffiths thriller can be read as a standalone or in series order **

Publisher: London : Orion Books, 2014, c2013
ISBN: 9781409137238
1409137236
Characteristics: 456 p

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ValinOR14
Jan 03, 2019

Fiona Griffiths continues to fascinate me. I love her quirkiness and her attempts to understand "Planet Normal". Fi is an excellent copper. She’s smart, dedicated and fearless. She also has a sixth sense that often leads her to answers others don’t see. I liked that Fi's character and background were more developed in this book, without loss of her unpredictable nature and uncanny humor. She lacks intuitive responses to the emotional signals from others, so she must constantly analyse, reason and decide how to react to people. Sometimes she bothers. Sometimes she doesn't. (Can anyone say "No filters"???😂) I liked Watkins very much and I hope she shows up in future books. Love this series!

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HAO DO
Dec 23, 2017

Action-packed, logical, fascinating, thought-provoking, lively, and FUNNY. I love this book and the author. I would like to read all his books.

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athena14
Dec 19, 2014

Take your antipsychotics, Fiona. This book has too much "weed."

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wilbertjack
Sep 09, 2014

I found this well written yet i could not finish it.

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cheadlebeagle
Jul 28, 2014

Enjoyed this very much and I like the main character despite the overuse of the "disease of the month" affliction. Look forward to the next one.

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ctpete
Apr 08, 2014

I agree that Griffiths is nothing like Salander. The other comparison I've seen (in reviews) is to Carol O'Connell's Mallory. No similarity there, either.

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kenglish43
Mar 13, 2014

Hard to put down despite overall improbability. Reminiscent of Stieg Larsson's heroine. Romance between Buzz and Fiona strains the imagination as well. Punchy writing style, but well written. Can't wait for the next one.

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StarGladiator
Feb 09, 2014

".. think Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander .." (from the description): NO, this book's character has nothing in common with Lisbeth Salander! PERIOD!

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