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The new crime novel from Belinda Bauer, twice winner of Crime Novelist of the Year, author of Rubbernecker and Blacklands. 'One of the most individual of crime writers . . . Bauer is streets ahead of most of her rivals' Independent

They wanted the same things. Death - and an audience.

Eve Singer makes her living from death. As a TV crime reporter, she'll go to any length to get the latest scoop.

But when a twisted serial killer starts using her to gain the publicity he craves, Eve must decide how far she's willing to go - and how close she'll let him get . . .


'Evocative and disturbing' Shari Lapena, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door
'Excellent tension' The Times
'Spectacular' Sunday Times
'Crime novels don't get much better than this' C. L. Taylor

Reviews

Incredible. Just incredible. Belinda Bauer is a genius.

Clare Mackintosh, author of I LET YOU GO

...all the texture and depth of a classic crime thriller... This increasingly taut thriller is page-clawing material.

Stuart Winter, Daily Express

...this wintery chiller is a fantastic take on the serial killer thriller.

Sunday Mirror

The Beautiful Dead will keep you up all night.

Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR

Excellent tension.

The Times

...a book you'll read in one go after making sure every door is locked.

Red

Over half a dozen novels, Belinda Bauer has staked a claim to the gruesome, spectacular and bizarre... trademark ingenuity.

Sunday Times

A masterclass in storytelling. Crime novels don't get much better than this. I loved it

C L Taylor, author of THE ACCIDENT

Belinda Bauer is the connoisseur of crime novels.

ES Best, Evening Standard

...the formidably talented Belinda Bauer. From the award-winning Blacklands onwards, she has shown a plucky willingness to take the crime novel into completely unexpected territory, and a sure-fire grasp of how to unsettle the reader. Bauer aficionados need not hesitate; she's on typically scabrous form here.

Barry Forshaw

Oh my, this is a clever, chilling, and penetrating read...I simply couldn’t put it down. With sharply spiked claws that hook into your mind and don't let go, The Beautiful Dead is a heart pounding and captivating read.

Liz Robinson, Lovereading

Belinda Bauer used to be a screenwriter and it shows in the fast pace and mounting tension that makes The Beautiful Dead a book you’ll read in one go with all the lights blazing after you’ve made sure every door is locked.

Sarra Manning

No one writes books like Belinda Bauer, who just gets better and better.

Sarah Hilary

...this all too believable thriller is fast-paced, taut and super scary

The Sun on Sunday’s Fabulous Magazine

Belinda Bauer is probably Britain's most original crime writer.

Crime Scene

...polished and breathtakingly tense, this novel of obsession and murder takes a firm grip from the start

Woman & Home

I have read serial killer-yarns that are more frightening but few as entertaining or, in its low-key way, as moving.

Telegraph

excellent and disturbing crimer

Sunday Sport

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784160845

    April 15, 2017

    Black Swan

    416 pages

    RRP $26.00

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  • Hardback

    9780593075517

    December 15, 2016

    Bantam Press

    352 pages

    RRP $50.00

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780593075524

    November 28, 2016

    Bantam Press

    352 pages

    RRP $37.00

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  • EBook

    9781473526068

    May 19, 2016

    Transworld Digital

    416 pages

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Also by Belinda Bauer

The Shut Eye
The Facts of Life and Death
Rubbernecker
Finders Keepers
Darkside
Blacklands

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Make Me
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The Lying Game
The 7th Function of Language
A Gentleman in Moscow
Bullseye
Best Laid Plans
The Golden House
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Voyager
Swing Time
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Wardrobe Mistress
The Accordionist
The Girls