Dead Beat (PI Kate Brannigan, Book 1) by Val McDermid
The stunning first novel in the Kate Brannigan series, from No.1 Sunday Times bestseller Val McDermid.
'This is crime writing of the very highest order' The Times
Introducing Kate Brannigan, Manchester's most-loved private detective - a woman who won't take no for an answer.
As a favour, Kate agrees to track down a missing songwriter, Moria Pollock. It was supposed to be a nice simple case, but the search soon leads Kate into the dark underworld of Leeds, Manchester and Bradford - and finally to a shocking confrontation with a killer...