Two brutal murders. No witnesses.
The battered bodies of two young girls are discovered in North London, one shortly after the other. Desperate to avoid hysteria in the community, the police struggle to make a quick arrest before the deranged killer can strike again. Not having any luck, Detective Geraldine Steel, recently transferred to London, is called in to make sense of the grisly murders and the killer's unusual signature: he extracts two teeth from each of his victims. With the death toll mounting, Geraldine is running out of time as she hunts for the elusive killer the papers have dubbed "The Dentist."
About the Author
Leigh Russell is the award-winning author of the Geraldine Steel and Ian Peterson mysteries. She is an English teacher who lives in the UK with her family.
What People are Saying About This
"This tense and compelling narrative introduces an extraordinary new mystery protagonist. . . . Russell paints a careful and intriguing portrait of a small British community while developing a compassionate and complex heroine who's sure to win fans." —Publishers Weekly starred review of Cut Short
"This book could be used as a textbook on how to write a mystery novel." —examiner.com on Dead End
"The author has certainly done her job and done it well. Geraldine is a fascinating character and deserves even more tales in the future." —Suspense Magazine