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Tara Thorpe may be Cambridge Police’s youngest detective, but that doesn’t stop her from cracking its most dangerous cases. An absolutely gripping cozy mystery, perfect for fans of Faith Martin, Elly Griffiths and Joy Ellis.
When a promising local artist disappears, the victim’s brother begs Detective Tara Thorpe to take the case. It seems there’s no evidence of foul play… he simply disappeared without a trace.
Tara agrees to do some digging… never mind that her unorthodox approach to policing has got a few of her colleagues’ backs up. Amongst them is her former supervisor Detective Patrick Wilkins… he’s had enough of Tara calling the shots and will do anything to knock her down. She must be careful.
At least she has an ally in their boss, Detective Garstin Blake. He’ll always back her hunches. If anything, they work together too well… at least, that’s the rumour around the station these days.
When a body of a young woman is found frozen near the fens, Tara’s evidence suddenly becomes key to solving a high-profile murder. Is their missing artist still a victim… or in fact a clever murderer with a deadly plan?
An unputdownable page-turner that will keep you hooked until the very last page!
The Tara Thorpe Mystery Series: Book 1 – Murder on the Marshes; Book 2 – Death on the River; Book 3 – Death Comes to Call.
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Readers are completely gripped by Clare Chase…
'Literally couldn't put it down!! This was an excellent thriller with well-developed characters and great twists!! From the first page until the end… a great ride of mystery, suspense and murder… Excellent thriller and crime read!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘There’s so much to love about this book… a mouth-watering, Michelin 5 star read.’ Jenny O’Brien, 5 stars
'Fast-paced, twisty and interesting well-developed characters. Oh, and a very interesting setting! I just ripped right through this book. A wonderful balance of what I feel are the essential elements for a crime novel. This appears to be the first in a series... I hope so as I really enjoyed Tara!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I really took to Tara when I read the first book and that bond continues through this one… another winner from Ms Chase who is now firmly on my watch list.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
'A fast-paced mystery story… the ending leaves you, once again, wanting more. So bring on part three, please.’ B for Book Review
‘I’m excited by this. I think we need a new series of mysteries and murders in Cambridge and the fens… Ooh yes, I liked this one!’ The Book Trail
‘You'll enjoy her books including this one if you like Joy Ellis, L. J. Ross, and Faith Martin… I absolutely adored the setting here. It reminds a little of the sort of setting in Midsomer Murders – quaint and idyllic with some very shady characters. The twists in the plot were plentiful and I liked the relationship and dynamic between Thorpe and Blake.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘A tense, exciting read with plenty of twists… an addictive read.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I now have another procedural investigative series to follow… A whip-smart read that had a good many surprises and twists… I'd definitely recommend this to fans of procedural mysteries. It was like an Inspector Morse/Midsomer layer cake with Christie for the frosting. I'm awaiting my next slice.’ Goodreads reviewer
'A darned good read.' Goodreads reviewer