Death in Dark Waters
|Rights||UK & Commonwealth|
|Publication Date||1st August 2003|
When a teenager is involved in a hit-and-run accident after taking Ecstasy at a local nightclub, The Carib, his father wants to know who supplied him with the tablets. Faced with silence from the boy’s friends, as well as growing tension between the club’s owners and the predominantly Muslim community who want to see it shut down, DCI Michael Thackeray’s enquiries are slow to progress.
Thackeray’s girlfriend, reporter Laura Ackroyd, is also investigating the drug problem in Bradfield. A young boy has died in a fall from a tower block on notorious housing estate, The Heights. The police claim it is the result of a heroin overdose, but his friends claim otherwise…
What The Critics Said
‘Patricia Hall weaves two distinct but related threads through this novel: the murder investigation and the changing relationship between Thackeray and Ackroyd…it has tension and a strong detective plot to keep me turning the pages’.
Sherlock Holmes Magazine