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  • Published: 19 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473526068
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

The Beautiful Dead

The new crime novel from Belinda Bauer, twice winner of Crime Novelist of the Year, author of Rubbernecker and Blacklands.

'One of the most individual of crime writers . . . Bauer is streets ahead of most of her rivals' Independent

'Crime novels don't get much better than this' C.L. Taylor
They wanted the same things. Death - and an audience.

Eve Singer makes her living from death. As a TV crime reporter, she'll go to any length to get the latest scoop.

But when a twisted serial killer starts using her to gain the publicity he craves, Eve must decide how far she's willing to go - and how close she'll let him get . . .


'Evocative and disturbing' Shari Lapena, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door
'Excellent tension' The Times
'Spectacular' Sunday Times

  • Pub date: 19 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473526068
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the Author

Belinda Bauer

Belinda Bauer grew up in England and South Africa and now lives in Wales. She worked as a journalist and a screenwriter before finally writing a book to appease her nagging mother. With her debut, Blacklands, Belinda was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year. She went on to win the CWA Dagger in the Library for her body of work in 2013. Her fourth novel Rubbernecker was voted 2014 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. In 2018 her eighth novel, Snap, was longlisted for the Man Booker prize and won the Specsavers National Book Award for Best Crime & Thriller of the Year. Her books have been translated into 21 languages.

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Praise for The Beautiful Dead

“Incredible. Just incredible. Belinda Bauer is a genius.”

Clare Mackintosh, author of I LET YOU GO

“...all the texture and depth of a classic crime thriller... This increasingly taut thriller is page-clawing material.”

Stuart Winter, Daily Express

“...this wintery chiller is a fantastic take on the serial killer thriller.”

Sunday Mirror

“The Beautiful Dead will keep you up all night.”

Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR

“Excellent tension.”

The Times

“...a book you'll read in one go after making sure every door is locked.”


“Over half a dozen novels, Belinda Bauer has staked a claim to the gruesome, spectacular and bizarre... trademark ingenuity.”

Sunday Times

“A masterclass in storytelling. Crime novels don't get much better than this. I loved it”

C L Taylor, author of THE ACCIDENT

“Belinda Bauer is the connoisseur of crime novels.”

ES Best, Evening Standard

“...the formidably talented Belinda Bauer. From the award-winning Blacklands onwards, she has shown a plucky willingness to take the crime novel into completely unexpected territory, and a sure-fire grasp of how to unsettle the reader. Bauer aficionados need not hesitate; she's on typically scabrous form here.”

Barry Forshaw

“Oh my, this is a clever, chilling, and penetrating read...I simply couldn’t put it down. With sharply spiked claws that hook into your mind and don't let go, The Beautiful Dead is a heart pounding and captivating read.”

Liz Robinson, Lovereading

“Belinda Bauer used to be a screenwriter and it shows in the fast pace and mounting tension that makes The Beautiful Dead a book you’ll read in one go with all the lights blazing after you’ve made sure every door is locked.”

Sarra Manning

“No one writes books like Belinda Bauer, who just gets better and better.”

Sarah Hilary

“...this all too believable thriller is fast-paced, taut and super scary”

The Sun on Sundayâ??s Fabulous Magazine

“Belinda Bauer is probably Britain's most original crime writer.”

Crime Scene

“...polished and breathtakingly tense, this novel of obsession and murder takes a firm grip from the start”

Woman & Home

“I have read serial killer-yarns that are more frightening but few as entertaining or, in its low-key way, as moving.”


“excellent and disturbing crimer”

Sunday Sport

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