The highly-anticipated fifth book in the Campbell & Carter series hits shelves in bookshops across the UK today, 29 June. Set in the Cotswold village of Weston Saint Ambrose, Inspector Jess Campbell and Superintendent Ian Carter are faced with another gripping murder mystery to solve!

Carl Finch is a desperate man who needs money urgently. Cut out of his stepfather's will, he is heavily in debt and unless he can persuade his stepsister Hattie to bail him out, he'll be in even more trouble. Hattie's husband Guy has never liked Carl and wants his wife's inheritance for his own use, so Hattie agrees to meet Carl in secret to discuss his predicament.

Little does she realise that when she arrives at their meeting point in Crooked Man Wood she'll find Carl's dead body...

Ann Granger has also just signed a new two book deal with Headline for a brand new Inspector Ben Ross mystery and another new Campbell and Carter mystery, this time featuring the return of her beloved detectives Mitchell and Markby.

Ann Granger is also the author of the internationally acclaimed Mitchell and Markby and Fran Varady detective series. Entering the Top 5 of the German bestseller list with each novel, she has also contributed to several short story volumes, licensed internationally. Headline has published 29 of her crime novels, and the Campbell and Carter series is published in five languages.

Ann Granger has lived in cities all over the world, since for many years she worked for the Foreign Office and received postings to British embassies as far apart as Munich and Lusaka. She is now permanently based in Oxfordshire.

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Praise for Ann Granger

‘Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent’ — The Times

‘The plot is neat and ingenious, the characters rounded and touchingly credible ... a pleasure to read’ — Ham and High

‘The reader can expect a treat. Lively, different and fun’ — Yorkshire Post

‘She is on to another winner’ — Birmingham Post

‘Ann Granger has shown she can sustain a series… it's worth investing.’ — Rich Westwood, EuroCrime

‘You can always count on Ann Granger! …Those craving for some nice, English crime-entertainment will be served well.’ — Kölner Express

‘One of the most reliable practitioners of the crime fiction genre.’ — Good Book Guide