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
Dead Beat introduces Kate Brannigan, a female private detective who does for Manchester what V.I. Warshawski has done for Chicago.
As a favour, Kate agrees to track down a missing songwriter, Moira Pollock, a search that takes her into some of the seediest parts of Leeds and Bradford. But little does she realize that finding Moira is a prelude to murder...