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A Ghost in the Machine

A Midsomer Murders Mystery 7
  • Author
    • Caroline Graham
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'Simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie' The Sunday Times

Discover the novels that inspired the hit ITV series Midsomer Murders, seen and loved by millions.

A Ghost in the Machine is the captivating seventh novel in the Midsomer Murders series starring Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby. Features an exclusive foreword by John Nettles, ITV's DCI Tom Barnaby.

If you love Agatha Christie, Ann Granger and James Runcie's The Grantchester Mysteries you'll love the Midsomer Murders mysteries by Caroline Graham.

For all its old-fashioned charm, Forbes Abbot is far from the close-knit community that ex-Londoners Mallory and Kate Lawson expected. In this village, everyday squabbles can quickly turn to murder.

As the couple begins to settle into their new life away from the big city, it isn't long until they're thrown into the horror and mayhem of a true Midsomer Murders mystery.

Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby has encountered many intriguing cases in his years on the force, but soon he will discover that the incident of the ghost in the machine is the most challenging of them all.

Praise for Caroline Graham's novels:

'Wickedly acidic, yet sympathetic' Publishers Weekly

'Swift, tense and highly alarming' TLS

'One to savour' Val McDermid

'Lots of excellent character sketches . . . and the dialogue is lively and convincing' Independent

'Hard to praise highly enough' The Sunday Times

'Her books are not just great whodunits but great novels in their own right' Julie Burchill

'Enlivened by a very sardonic wit and turn of phrase, the narrative drive never falters' Birmingham Post

'An uncommonly appealing mystery . . . a real winner' Publishers Weekly

'Read her and you'll be astonished . . . very sexy, very hip and very funny' Scotsman

'The mystery is intriguing, the wit shafts through like sunlight . . . do not miss this book' Family Circle
  • Published: Oct 20 2016
  • Pages: 560
  • 196 x 128mm
  • ISBN: 9781472243713

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Press Reviews

  • The Times
    A mystery of which Agatha Christie would have been proud. . . A beautifully written crime novel
  • Mail on Sunday
    Tension builds, bitchery flares, resentment seethes . . . lots of atmosphere, colourful characters and fair clues
  • Sunday Telegraph
    Everyone gets what they deserve in this high-class mystery
  • Yorkshire Post
    A witty, well-plotted, absolute joy of a book
  • Woman's Realm
    A treat . . . haunting stuff
  • Publishers Weekly
    Wickedly acid, yet sympathetic
  • TLS
    Swift, tense and highly alarming
  • Independent
    Lots of excellent character sketches . . . and the dialogue is lively and convincing
  • Val McDermid

    One to savour
  • The Sunday Times
    Hard to praise highly enough
  • Julie Burchill

    Her books are not just great whodunits but great novels in their own right
  • Birmingham Post
    Enlivened by a very sardonic wit and turn of phrase, the narrative drive never falters
  • Scotsman
    Read her and you'll be astonished . . . very sexy, very hip and very funny
  • Family Circle
    The mystery is intriguing, the wit shafts through like sunlight . . . do not miss this book