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Orion Crime & Mystery TPb June £12.99 272pp 978 1 4091 5279 8 ebook: £12.99 / 978 1 4091 5281 1 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 6614 6 / 10 hours

‘The most startling protagonist in modern crime fiction . . . brutish, freakish and totally original’ – Sunday Times

HARRY bINGHAM The Deepest Grave


a powerful psychological thriller featuring crime fiction’s most unusual and engaging British detective, DC Fiona Griffiths.

DC Fiona Griffiths is bored. It’s been months since she had a good corpse, let alone a decent murder to deal with, and it’s frankly driving her nuts. And then comes the news, and she has to literally stop herself from jumping with joy: not just a murder, but a decapitation, with an antique sword no less, and a murder scene that has been laid out like a particularly gruesome crossword clue.

Gaynor Charteris was an archaeologist leading a team excavating a nearby iron-age site. Genial, respected, well-liked, it was hard to see why anyone would want to kill her in such a brutal way. but as Fiona starts to dig beneath the surface, she finds evidence of a crime that leads back to king Arthur and his final battle – a crime so bizarre that getting her superiors to take it seriously is going to be her toughest job. Especially since the crime hasn’t yet been committed.

‘DC Fiona Griffiths is ditsy, funny, stubborn and sharp . . . Bingham provides a spirited welsh response to the scottish domination of crime fiction’ Marcel Berlins, The Times

‘we have a new crime talent to treasure’ Daily Mail harry Bingham is the author of the critically acclaimed Fiona Griffiths novels Talking to the Dead, Love Story with Murders, The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths, This Thing of Darkness and The Dead House.


Location: Chipping Norton, Oxon Available for interview f/authorharrybingham T: @harryonthebrink

Orion Fiction • June 2017