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Bleeding Heart Yard

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781529409956

Price: £22

ON SALE: 29th September 2022

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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A propulsive new thriller set in London featuring Detective Harbinder Kaur. A murderer hides in plain sight – in the police.

DS Cassie Fitzherbert has a secret. When she was at school, she and her friends were responsible for the death of a fellow pupil. Decades later, Cassie is happily married and loves her job as a police officer.

Her husband persuades her to go to a school reunion and another ex-pupil, Garfield Rice, is found dead, supposedly from a drug overdose. As Garfield was an eminent MP and the investigation is high profile, it’s headed by Cassie’s new boss, DI Harbinder Kaur. Trouble is, Cassie can’t shake the feeling that one of her old friends is behind it.

Is Cassie right, or was Garfield murdered by one of his political cronies? It’s in Cassie’s interest to skew the investigation so that it looks like the latter and she seems to be succeeding.

Until someone else is killed…


‘Elly Griffiths writes with a sharp, smart eye and great elegance’ PETER JAMES

‘Great on character and suspense’ VAL MCDERMID

‘One of my flat-out favourite contemporary suspense writers’ AJ FINN


As ever, Griffiths skilfully blends complex plotting with a cast of wonderfully vivid characters
Mail on Sunday
This standalone thriller is a page-turner with an engaging cast of characters. It provides an enjoyable take on the classic killer-at-a-school-reunion, horror-movie trope, before delivering a jaw-dropping twist
Sunday Express
Witty takes on life, love and relationships pepper the novel and make the plot all the more appealing
Belfast Telegraph
The third outing for Detective Harbinder Kaur, this is an easy-to-read, rewarding mystery
Filled with Griffiths's trademark good humour, this is not only a well-researched police procedural but also a very comforting novel
Literary Review
Once again Elly Griffiths has created an ingenious mystery with hidden depths
The Times
A tightly paced, character-driven book
Woman & Home
A cleverly plotted page-turner that's well up to Griffiths's vertiginously high standard
A typically twisty treat from Griffiths
Daily Express