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Bestselling novelist Joe Logan walks out into a hot summer’s evening in central London. The next day his body is found dumped in a disused Victorian crypt at the Brompton Cemetery.
Detective Inspector Mark Tartaglia is convinced that Logan’s personal life holds the key but unraveling his past proves difficult. Following the overnight success of his debut novel Indian Summer, Logan had become a recluse. Was Logan just publicity shy or did he have something to hide?
Then the body of a second man is found in an old boathouse on the Thames—killed in an identical fashion. Can Tartaglia find the link between the two dead men before the killer strikes again? As he soon discovers, nothing in life or death is straightforward…
‘This is no ordinary serial killer story, but a novel in the vein of The Secret History, with the consequences of a drunken student party resurfacing to haunt the participants. It’s tautly written, with the race against time expertly handled.’
‘This thriller, the third in the Tartaglia series, is an entertaining read, with an engaging cast of characters and a well-researched attention to police and forensic procedure…Evil in Return maintains a kind of spooky intensity, effectively playing on the bitter legacy of undiscovered crime.’