The Worm in the Bud
By (author) Chris Collett
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Worm in the Bud by Chris Collett
Book DescriptionIn Birmingham a local journalist is found dead in his home. A puncture wound in his arm a testimony to his death by lethal injection, the cryptic note by his side: 'no more', seems at first to suggest suicide but Detective Inspector Tom Mariner has learned to take nothing at face value. There is something a little too staged about events, especially as just that evening Mariner had witnessed Edward Barham pick up a prostitute in a bar. As the police investigate the house further, they discovers there is another witness to events at 34 Clarendon Avenue. Barham's younger brother, Jamie, is found in a cupboard under the stairs. It seems likely that Jamie Barham had witnessed his brother's killing but his severe autism has left him without the means to communicate what he has seen Mariner is determined to build enough of a relationship with Jamie to get to the truth. And the fact that this means spending time with Anna Barham, Jamie's new - and reluctant - guardian, is no great hardship. But is Edward's death related to his recent investigations into a local crimelord. Or is there something else, something that only Jamie can tell them - if he so chooses.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780749939236
(178mm x 108mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Piatkus Books
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 8-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Chris Collett
Good Death, Hardback (October 2016)
When a man dies in a house fire, the investigating officers are left baffled as to whether the blaze was started deliberately. It's not the first time the Shah family has been targeted. At the same time, DI Mariner is searching for a missing bridegroom. Two seemingly unrelated investigations - but there is more to each case than meets the eye.
Dead of Night, Hardback (March 2016)
When 18-year-old Grace Clifton disappears on her way home from work in the centre of Birmingham late at night, DI Tom Mariner is inclined to believe she left of her own accord. Then the package arrives; it contains Grace's clothes, neatly pressed and laundered. A second woman disappears. And a disturbing pattern begins to emerge.
Blood and Stone, Hardback (June 2015)
Detective Inspector Tom Mariner's troubled past is about to catch up with him in this intriguing mystery Grieving the death of his ex-lover, Detective Inspector Tom Mariner has taken two weeks' leave to recuperate, seeking peace and solitude in a remote corner of Wales.
Stalked by Shadows, Paperback (November 2009)» View all books by Chris Collett
A cracking new police procedural from the acclaimed author Chris Collett.
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Author Biography - Chris Collett
Chris Collett was born in East Anglia and graduated in Liverpool, before moving to Birmingham to teach both children and adults with varying degrees of learning disability. Chris is married with two teenage children.
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