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A Place of Safety

A Midsomer Murders Mystery 6
  • 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 Place of Safety by prize-winning writer Caroline Graham is the sixth Midsomer Murders novel starring much-loved Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby. Featuring an exclusive foreword by John Nettles, ITV's DCI Tom Barnaby.

Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Ann Granger and James Runcie's The Grantchester Mysteries.

Everyone deserves a second chance - or at least that's what ex-vicar Lionel Lawrence believes when he decides to open up the old rectory to a stream of young offenders. Lionel only wants to help these poor souls, but his good deed quickly spirals into a deadly mix of blackmail and murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby is sure he knows who is behind the disappearance of Lionel's latest young charge. Will this elusive suspect prove to be the incarnation of evil itself?

Praise for Caroline Graham's novels:

'Everyone gets what they deserve in this high-class mystery' Sunday Telegraph

'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

'Guaranteed to keep you guessing until the very end' Woman

'From the moment the book opens it is gripping and horribly real because Ms Graham draws her characters so well, sets her scenes so perfectly' Woman's Own

'An exemplary crime novel' Literary Review
  • Published: Oct 20 2016
  • Pages: 352
  • 198 x 130mm
  • ISBN: 9781472243706

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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