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Trapeze Fiction Hb February £12.99 304pp 978 1 409 16874 4 ebook: £12.99 / 978 1 409 16877 5 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 6878 2 / 10 hours believe the hype. Sold in over 34 countries and counting, Ragdoll is the standout thriller of the year.

DANIEL COLE Ragdoll

The next big brand in crime fiction, a pulsepounding police procedural with the pace of a thriller. The book of the 2016 london Book Fair and next year’s breakout debut.

The nation is gripped by the infamous ‘Ragdoll Killer’.

Every news bulletin and headline is obsessed with this story.

Your friends, your family and your neighbours are all talking about it.

A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together like a puppet, nicknamed by the press as the ‘Ragdoll’.

Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily baxter.

The ‘Ragdoll killer’ taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them.

With six people to save, can Fawkes and baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?

Daniel Cole has worked as a paramedic, an RSPCA officer and most recently for the RNLI. Ragdoll was originally intended as a television pilot, before becoming his debut novel. He was discovered on the slushpile and became an overnight sensation.

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Trapeze Fiction • February 2017