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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

FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR'Crime novels don't get much better than this' C.L. TaylorThey 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

  • Published: 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.

For 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. Her fourth novel, Rubbernecker, was voted Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Her eighth novel, Snap, was a Sunday Times bestseller. It was longlisted for the Man Booker prize and voted Crime & Thriller Book of the Year at the Specsavers National Book Awards.

Her books have been translated into twenty-five 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 Sunday’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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