Synopses & Reviews
The first in a new series featuring DS Ian Peterson, a supporting novel in Leigh Russell's first three DI Geraldine Steel novels
When Henry's wife is stabbed to death, he pays a prostitute to give him an alibi. Her body is discovered, strangled, and the police realize they are dealing with a serial killer who will stop at nothing to cover his tracks. While they are hunting for evidence, another prostitute is brutally murdered. On the track of a vicious killer, DS Ian Peterson doesn't realize he is risking the life of his young colleague, Polly. Already established as a popular character in his own right, Ian appears in a supporting role in the first three Geraldine Steel novels. Cold Sacrifice is the start of his own career as protagonist in a brand new detective series.
"Taut and compelling, stylishly written with a human voice." —Peter James, author, Dead Like You, on Stop Dead
"A wide variety of characters come seamlessly together to advance the fast-paced, twisty narrative. Russell paints a careful and intriguing portrait of a small British community while developing a compassionate and complex heroine who's sure to win fans." —Publishers Weekly starred review on Cut Short
About the Author
Leigh Russell is the author of the DI Geraldine Steel series, which includes Cut Short and Road Closed. Cut Short was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award.