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“The best mystery I’ve read this year. Doug Mullen is a brilliant character. I loved the Oxford setting, and the clever story kept me guessing till the end.” Chris Child
A dead man is found floating in Oxford’s River Thames . . .
Private detective Doug Mullen discovers a body floating in the Thames. He doesn't tell the police that he knows who it is, and when he is hired to investigate the dead man, matters get very complicated. Mullen is used to tracking down cheating husbands, not ruthless killers. The drowned man also turns out to have a complicated romantic history.
As Mullen gets closer to tracking down the killer, he finds himself in grave danger. Unless he can crack the case, the police may pin the crime on him, or the real murderer may put him out of circulation.
In a thrilling conclusion, Mullen fights for his life and dark secrets are exposed.
If you like Angela Marsons, Colin Dexter, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this compelling crime fiction writer.
DEAD IN THE WATER is the first in a new series of detective thrillers featuring Doug Mullen — ex-army, ex-runaway, struggling human being — and recently set up as a private detective, with his only work coming from tracking down straying husbands.
PAST PRAISE FOR PETER TICKLER
‘He has a wonderful gift of creating geographically factual settings for his fictional characters’ - Oxford Times
‘Deliciously thrilling and wildly unpredictable’ – Oxford Today