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  • Published: 8 January 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448163298
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

Tell No Tales

In the second book from a rising star of crime fiction, Detectives Zigic and Ferreira must investigate a hit-and-run that leaves two migrant workers dead and a series of horrific killings, seemingly with a Neo-Nazi motivation, captured on CCTV.

Two men are kicked to death in brutal attacks.

Caught on CCTV, the murderer hides his face – but raises a Nazi salute.

In a town riddled with racial tension, Detectives Zigic and Ferreira from the Hate Crimes Unit are under pressure to find the killer.

But when a car ploughs into a bus stop early one morning, the Detectives have another case on their hands, and soon the media are hounding them for answers.

Riots break out, the leader of right-wing party steps into the spotlight, and Zigic and Ferreira must act fast – before more violence erupts.

'A rising star of crime fiction'
BBC Radio 4 Front Row

Sunday Times
'Breathlessly exciting'
Sunday Mirror
Daily Express
'Everyone should read this'
Sarah Hilary

'Frightening in its believability'
Big Issue

  • Pub date: 8 January 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448163298
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the Author

Eva Dolan

Eva Dolan is an Essex-based copywriter and intermittently successful poker player. Shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Dagger for unpublished authors when she was just a teenager, the first novels in her series starring two detectives from the Peterborough Hate Crimes Unit, Long Way Home and Tell No Tales were published to widespread critical acclaim. Tell No Tales was shortlisted for the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year and the third in the series, After You Die, was longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger.

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Praise for Tell No Tales

“Powerful...Once again, Dolan writes brilliantly about the liminal existence of migrant workers, and the political subplot is bang up-to-date”

Joan Smith, Sunday Times

“A timely whodunit that takes a sophisticated slant on contemporary politics and the rise of the far right. Building to a breathlessly exciting finale, it’s beautifully written and superbly plotted, confirming Dolan’s status as an exciting new voice in fiction”

Sunday Mirror

“A very savvy and ultra-modern storyline that is frightening in its believability”

Doug Johnstone, Big Issue

“Eva Dolan is a newcomer to crime fiction, but she pulls off the entertainment-information balancing act with the skill of an old pro”

Jake Kerridge, 4 stars, Daily Telegraph

“Peterborough as a setting for edgy crime fiction? An unlikely proposition, but Dolan pulled it off”

Barry Forshaw, Financial Times

“Tell No Tales is authentically grimy and politically astute”

Selina Hastings, Mail on Sunday

“Dolan’s storytelling is even better than in her first novel, Long Way Home, which was a readers’ favourite in 2014…will have you turning the pages right to the end”

5 Stars, Crime Fiction Lover

“Tell No Tales is a powerful authentic, superbly written story, which proves that her brilliant début was no fluke. Eva Dolan is definitely the real deal”

Howard Linskey

“Tell No Tales is a gripping insight into a rarely seen and highly relevant area of policing. Eva Dolan is fast becoming one of my favourite authors.”

Emma Kavanagh, author of Falling

“Gripping, gritty and satisfying”


“Fantastic... An utterly compelling crime novel that pierces the veil of social, racial and political issues in Britain today. I loved it”

Steve Cavanagh, author of The Defence

“Dolan has done it again, achieving something quite unlike the work of her contemporaries”

Good Book Guide

“Dolan writes brilliantly about the liminal existence of migrant workers and the political subplot is bang up-to-date.”

Joan Smith, The Sunday Times

“Gritty and atmospheric with well-drawn characters, Tell No Tales keeps you guessing until the end.”

Charlotte Heathcote, Daily Express

“An angry and unsparing snapshot of rootless, exploited lives.”

Alison Graham, Radio Times

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