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A DI Meg Dalton thriller

The Devil’s Dice (A DI Meg Dalton thriller, Book 1)

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‘A pacy, twisty read that had me on the edge of my seat…what a brilliant debut! ’KL Slater


A lawyer is found dead in a Peak District cave, his face ribboned with scratches.


Amidst rumours of a local curse, DI Meg Dalton is convinced this is cold-blooded murder. There's just one catch – chiselled into the cave wall above the body is an image of the grim reaper and the dead man's initials, and it's been there for over a century.


As Meg battles to solve the increasingly disturbing case, it's clear someone knows her secrets. The murderer is playing games with Meg – and the dice are loaded…

A white-knuckle crime debut introducing DI Meg Dalton, perfect for fans of Broadchurch and Happy Valley

‘A fabulous book. I can’t wait to meet DI Meg Dalton again’ B A Paris

‘An outstanding debut. The Devil’s Dice had me gripped from the start’ Stephen Booth

‘Twisty, creepy, funny…More DI Meg Dalton please!’ Caz Frear

‘The setting is dramatic, the characters are convincing and the motive for murder, when eventually uncovered, is interesting…A smart enjoyable debut.’ Literary Review

‘A page-turning debut featuring a fabulous lead character.’ Susi Holliday

‘A fascinating debut with a deliciously old school mystery at its heart.’ Angela Clarke

‘A pacy, twisty read that had me on the edge of my seat’ KL Slater

‘Exceptional debut… Glad it is a series so that we all have a lot more to look forward to.’ Amanda Robson

‘The Devil's Dice encapsulates the dark heart of the Peaks and enthrals the reader with its clever and compelling plot.’ Sarah Ward

‘Brilliant. I love Meg!’ Lisa Hall

‘Smart, atmospheric detective story with an unexpected topical twist’ Adam Hamdy

‘Really enjoyed The Devil’s Dice – loved the supernatural feel and excellent resolution.’ Mick Finlay

‘A humdinger of a debut – whip-smart and with a protagonist you’re guaranteed to want to get behind’ Mel McGrath

‘A smart, intelligent police procedural and a well-crafted mystery set against a beautiful backdrop. Compelling’ Jane Isaac

‘The plot instantly seizes the reader…A great start to a new series.’ Vaseem Khan

‘Such a dark and thrilling ride. I loved it!’ Ross Armstrong

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008214616
  • ISBN 10: 0008214611
  • Imprint: HQ
  • On Sale: 04/24/2018
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price: 32.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
  • BISAC2: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
  • BISAC3: FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
  • BISAC4: FICTION / Thrillers / Crime
  • BISAC5: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime

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