The DI Marsh series

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Swimming with Sharks

Paradise is easily lost…

Swimming with Sharks is the scintillating new novel by acclaimed author Anna Legat, and the first in the DI Gillian Marsh series.

When fortysomething Nicola Eagles goes on the holiday of a lifetime to the Maldives, she never dreams she’ll fall in love – she’s too shy, too set in her ways. But then she meets someone who changes her life for ever…

Just when things seem to be going right for Nicola, though, she disappears without a trace. Was it a voluntary disappearance, or was she abducted – or murdered? When her absence is noted back in the UK, DI Gillian Marsh is sent to investigate.

Gillian is a good detective but her life is dysfunctional to say the least – and as she delves deeper into the case, she realises that she may be out of her depth professionally too. For Nicola’s disappearance is just the start…

 

Nothing to Lose

When dreams end and nightmares begin…

After a head-on collision resulting in four deaths and a fifth person fighting for his life, DI Gillian Marsh is sent to investigate.

Nothing seems to add up. How did four capable drivers end up dead on a quiet, peaceful country road?

As Gillian unpicks the victims’ stories, she edges closer to the truth. But will she be able to face her own truth and help her daughter before it’s too late?

‘Legat’s authorial voice is barbed, often humorous, and reading it is as much of a pleasure as unravelling the plot. ‘ Tim Stretton, author of The Annals of Mondia

Thicker than Blood

How far would you go when your back is against the wall?

Up to his neck in debt, Liam Cox looks to his elderly mother for a solution. But despite sitting on a goldmine, Mildred refuses to leave her farm behind. Alerted to Liam’s shady dealings, DI Gillian Marsh is sent to investigate.

As Gillian’s case against Liam becomes personal, she does all she can to protect the frightened Mildred. But all is not as it seems. As Liam’s inheritance comes under threat and the pressure rises, how far will he go to repay his debts?

When two bodies are found and family ties are severed, both Gillian and Mildred must be careful who they trust…

‘A murder mystery packed full of character and heart. Engagingly written with a nice line in wry observation and humour’ – Alex Hyland, author of Black Violet

 

Sandman

When the heart declares bankruptcy, bad things happen to good people…

When Christmas shoppers board the 7.15pm train from London Paddington to Bath Spa, they don’t expect to never see their loved ones again. Retired Major Oscar Holt is on that train returning from a fishing expedition with a ten-year old Tommy, and so are Harry and Will – father and son reunited for the first time after a tragedy that occurred years ago in Zimbabwe. Charlie and his mates board that train, on their way to a stag do. Andrzej is driving the train – it is his last job before he goes back to his wife and daughter in Poland.

When a co-ordinated terrorist attack derails the train, the passengers are left fighting for their lives.

As the manhunt for the terrorists begins, D I Gillian Marsh must act on her instincts to find the ones responsible for this tragic attack.

‘Once started, this is a book impossible not to finish. Exceptionally good’ – Charlie Laidlaw, author of The Things We Learn When We’re Dead

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