In this brilliant debut, a psychologist finds herself drawn into the dark world of a serial killer - who may be closer than she thinks.... Ray and Marie Benson killed 13 women before they were caught, tried and imprisoned. Five of their victims were never found. Six years later psychologist Alice Quentin discovers a woman's body on the waste ground at Crossbones Yard. The wounds are horrifyingly similar to the Bensons' signature style.
Kate Rhodes is a self-professed crime novel enthusiast who loves nothing better than a free afternoon accompanied by a rousing novel from the classical and contemporary crime genres. Her own crime novels feature a forensic psychologist called Alice Quentin who finds herself caught up in a succession of gruesome murders. The latest in the Alice Quentin series is A Killing of Angels.
Alice Quentin returns to tackle a series of murders in the Square Mile in the thrilling sequel to Crossbones Yard. The first death looked like a suicide. But someone had tucked a picture of an angel and a handful of white feathers into the banker's pocket - before pushing him in front of a Tube. A killer is stalking the Square Mile, an avenging angel intent on punishment. But why these victims? What were their sins?
"An excellent book"
Four girls have disappeared in North London. Three are already dead. Britain's most prolific child killer, Louis Kinsella, has been locked up in Northwood high-security hospital for over a decade. Now more innocents are being slaughtered, and they all have a connection to his earlier crimes. Psychologist Alice Quentin is doing research at Northwood. She was hoping for a break from her hectic London life, but she'll do anything to help save a child - even if it means forming a relationship with a charismatic, ruthless murderer.
"silence of the lambs"
Clare Riordan and her son, Mikey, are abducted from Clapham Common early one morning. Hours later the boy is found wandering disorientated. Soon after, a pack of Clare's blood is left on a doorstep in the heart of the City of London. Alice Quentin is brought in to help the traumatised child uncover his memories - which might lead them to his mother's captors. But she swiftly realises Clare is not the first victim...nor will she be the last.
Jude Shelley, the daughter of a prominent cabinet minister, was assaulted and left for dead in the river Thames. Her attacker was never caught. A year later forensic psychologist Alice Quentin is asked to reexamine the case. Then another body is found: an elderly priest, washed up at Westminster Pier. An ancient glass bead is tied to his wrist. Alice is certain that the Shelleys are hiding something - and that there will be more victims unless she can persuade them to share what they know.
In den Straßen Londons treibt ein brutaler Killer sein Unwesen. Er tötet junge Frauen. Sein Markenzeichen: Er ritzt blutige Kreuze in die Haut seiner Beute. Sie könnte sein nächstes Opfer sein: Alice Quentin, Psychologin im Dienste der Polizei. Die Jägerin wird zur Gejagten. Erst gerät ihr Bruder unter Verdacht, dann verschwindet ihre Freundin. Und bald beherrscht Alice nur noch ein Gedanke: Er wird mich nicht bekommen.