Mud sticks, but dead men don’t bleed.
Magdalena is a woman from DI Charlie Priest’s past, who comes very much to the forefront of his present when her lifeless, broken and battered body is found. The one identifying feature is the tattoo on her buttock; Property of the Pope. But who is this Pope and did he want to make Magdalena his possession even in death?
And what about the recent spate of incidents that have left several influential members of the community with tarnished reputations and, in one case, dead? Were they just heading for a fall, or is there a vendetta, a nasty game, afoot?
Whatever is going on, Charlie is right in the middle of it as usual.
What The Critics Said
'The characters are all well-drawn, three-dimensional and believable...[Pawson]'s produced a series - and a character - that deserves to be better known.'
'Following [Charlie Priest's] investigation will take you on a thrilling trail in this fast moving police story which enhances Stuart Pawson's reputation in the crime writers' world.'
Yorkshire Gazette & Herald
'Time spent in the amiable company of Charlie Priest is always enjoyable, and Grief Encounter is no exception.'
Yorkshire Evening Post