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Night Visit Priscilla MastersA Fatal Cut by Priscilla Masters

15th April 2014

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A Fatal Cut by Priscalla Masters  (Free today 15.04.2014)


‘His patient was ready. He stood for a moment, staring down at her, his mind working out the correct incision. Then the first cut…’

A body has been discovered in undergrowth in the grounds of Birmingham hospital, wrapped in a clinical waste bag and, even more bizarrely, wearing little but a garish Disney tie.

The scar and stitches evident on the dead man’s groin suggest he may recently have been a patient at the hospital.

But when pathologist Karys Harper is brought in to examine the body she makes a discovery that is more grotesque still.

For the surgery wound was inflicted after death.

Clearly this is no ordinary killer – and he’s about to strike again.

As the ‘surgeon’ continues to carry out his operations, can frustated Detective Inspector Forrest piece together the clues – which are few and far between – and track this medical murderer down?

Or will his next patient be someone close to Forrest’s heart?

‘A Fatal Cut’ is a chilling medical thriller that is perfect for fans of Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs.

Praise for Priscilla Masters:

‘More than a match for Rendell and Christie’ – Hampstead and Highgate Express

‘It is always a joy to discover a crime writer with a sure touch and the capacity to shock.’ – Peter Lovesey

Priscilla Masters lives in Shropshire with her husband, a GP in the Potteries. ‘A Fatal Cut’ is the second of her medical mystery novels, following ‘Night Visit’. She also writes the Joanna Piercy police series.

Endeavour Press is the UK’s leading independent publisher of digital books.

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