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Trapeze Crime fiction MMP July £7.99 304pp 978 1 409 17513 1 eBook: May / £12.99 / 978 1 409 17514 8 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 7539 1 / 10 hrs

ALISON BELSHAM The Tattoo Thief a fast-paced thriller for fans of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo that follows a trail of blood and ink through brighton.

A policeman on his first murder case.

A tattoo artist with a deadly secret.

And a twisted serial killer sharpening his blades to kill again . . .

When Brighton tattoo artist Marni Mullins discovers a flayed body, newly-promoted DI Francis Sullivan needs her help. There’s a serial killer at large, slicing tattoos from his victims’ bodies while they’re still alive. Marni knows the tattooing world like the back of her hand, but has her own reasons to distrust the police. So when she identifies the killer’s next target, will she tell Sullivan or go after the Tattoo Thief alone?

alison belsham’s first novel, Domino, was selected for the prestigious Adventures in Fiction mentoring scheme. In 2016, Alison won the Bloody Scotland Pitch Perfect event with her pitch for The Tattoo Thief.

Trapeze Fiction HB July £12.99 304pp 978 1 409 17157 7 eBook: £12.99 / 978 1 409 17160 7 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 7161 4 / 9 hrs

JEM LESTER The Mother of Invention a heartwarming and heartbreaking exploration of family from Jem lester, author of Shtum.

18th November 1987. Abigail is making her way home to her children, nine-year-old Robert and six-month-old Samantha. At Kings Cross, she gets caught up in the horrendous fire that kills 31 and injures 100. She escapes unscathed, but as she slips away from the rescue staff, Abigail begins an odyssey that instead takes her further from home.

Thirty years later, Robert and Samantha chance upon a sketch of the two of them in the window of a bric-a-brac shop. They soon locate the picture’s previous owner, living in an isolated cottage. Their mother.

‘This is the literary territory of Tony Parsons and Nick Hornby, infused with the Jewish humour of Howard Jacobson and shalom auslander’ Guardian

Jem lester was a journalist for nine years, and is the author of the bestselling novel, Shtum. Jem has two children, one of whom is profoundly autistic.

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Trapeze Fiction • July 2018

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Location: Arkley Barnet, Herts T: @jemlester