The Crime Readers' Association

Clare Grant – Winter of Shadows

31st May 2024

In the midwinter of 1862, a young woman is found dead by the river, her body marked by a sinister act of mutilation. The mysterious death spreads fear, for this is not the first corpse to be discovered. Speculation grows there is a killer stalking the city’s medieval streets.

Ada Fawles is the country’s one and only crime scene photographer, has turned her back on her profession to begin a new quiet life in York. But, she is summoned by Scotland Yard to uncover the truth behind the dark happenings in the old city.

DI Sam Straker of Scotland Yard is dispatched from London to work with Ada. Straker and Ada have a shared past, and his unexpected arrival rekindles traumatic memories of their last investigation. But they must forget their differences. They know they need their combined skills and experience to solve this mystery Soon the hunt takes Ada deep into the shadowy heart of the walled city, until – confronted by a murderer prepared to kill again – she realises her worst nightmare is coming true .

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