Dead Beat

Val McDermid

When private investigator Kate Brannigan is asked to find a missing person as a favour, she accepts – after all, it’s got to be better than the last two weeks of staking out houses and warehouses from dawn until midnight, and living on motorway service station food.

The missing person in question is a songwriter, Moira Pollock, and Kate’s search leads her into some of the seediest parts of Leeds and Bradford. But what she doesn’t realise, is that finding Moira is just a prelude to murder . . .

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