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Deadland Reviews

Deadland by William Shaw

Deadland

DS Alexandra Cupidi Book 2

William Shaw

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2 reviews

Imprint: riverrun
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publication date: 2 May 2019
ISBN: 9781786486608

The new DS Cupidi thriller set in contemporary Kent from the bestselling author of The Birdwatcher and Salt Lane

4 stars out of 5
Joan Smith
19 May 2019

"Shaw handles these diverse plotlines brilliantly"

The main characters in William Shaw’s superb new novel, Deadland, are typical young miscreants, using a borrowed scooter to steal phones from unwary passers-by...

 Shaw handles these diverse plotlines brilliantly, demonstrating his ability to write about contemporary events with the same keen intelligence he used in his fine crime novels set in the 1960s.

Reviews

4 stars out of 5
Geoffrey Wansell
2 May 2019

"Shaw has made the bleak and inhospitable Kent coastline one of the principal characters in his mysteries"

Shaw has made the bleak and inhospitable Kent coastline one of the principal characters in his mysteries, and he is back there again in this second outing for his heroine, DS Alexandra Cupidi.

It opens spectacularly with two 17-year-old misfits stealing a mobile phone on their motorcycle, only to discover that they have stumbled into a crime way out of their league.