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Death of a Hollow Man

A Midsomer Murders Mystery 2
  • 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.

Death of a Hollow Man is the second instalment in the Midsomer Murders series, featuring Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby with an audience of 10.34 million. 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.

Backstage nerves are fraying, and revenge is on its way. As Causton Amateur Dramatic Society prepares for the opening night of Amadeus, offstage Esslyn Carmichael suspects his wife is having an affair with another cast member. And where better to settle scores than the stage?

Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby expects an evening of entertainment, attending only to show support for his wife. But when someone turns Esslyn's final grand gesture into a gruesome coup de theatre, Barnaby's investigation suddenly begins.

Praise for Caroline Graham's novels:

'Characterisation first rate, plotting likewise. . . Written with enormous relish. A very superior whodunnit' Literary Review

'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

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

  • Published: Oct 20 2016
  • Pages: 352
  • 196 x 128mm
  • ISBN: 9781472243669

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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
  • 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
  • Val McDermid

    One to savour