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  • Published: 1 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742753935
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $32.99

A Dark Place to Die




A pulsating psychological thriller that takes you from the dark, iron heart of a cold English city to the searing white-heat of an Australian wilderness...

A pulsating psychological thriller that takes you from the dark heart of a cold English city to the searing white-heat of an Australian wilderness...

By Merseyside standards it’s been some time since a decent corpse arrived on his patch, but now, on a bone-cold October morning, Detective Inspector Frank Keane’s wait is over.

The son of Keane’s old boss, the legendary DI Menno Koopman, has been discovered dead twelve thousand miles from his Australian home, lashed to a scaffolding pole on Liverpool’s bleak shoreline. It’s the start of a vicious cycle of violence spanning half the globe.

For Koopman, who turned his back on a thirty-year career in the city to live the quiet life in northern New South Wales, the death of a son he never knew means a return to England and the past he’d left behind.

Koopman has not been forgotten in his old hunting ground - not by his former colleagues, and not by the enemies waiting for him. As the body count rises in Liverpool and Australia, Keane and Koopman’s search for the killer becomes a fight for survival.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742753935
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $32.99

About the Author

Ed Chatterton

Ed Chatterton was born in Liverpool, England and, working as 'Martin Chatterton', has been successfully writing children’s books and Young Adult fiction for over twenty years. In addition to his award-winning career as a writer, he has enjoyed international success as an illustrator as well as working as a graphic designer, university lecturer and commercials director. After spending some years moving between the UK and the US, he emigrated to Australia in 2004. He lives in northern NSW and is married with two children.

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Praise for A Dark Place to Die

“A seriously adult tale of greed and vengeance.”

Herald Sun

“This is an exciting, tough police thriller that offers plenty of violence and some gruesome scenes. The writing and characterisations are not subtle, but Chatterton propels his story with considerable verve and action and the book races to a good climax.”

Jeff Popple, Canberra Times


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