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Book Title: Food of Ghosts|
Date of issue: November 5th 2012
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The author of the book: Marianne Wheelaghan
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 423 KB
Edition: Pilrig Press
Read full description of the books Food of Ghosts:'Set against an exotic backdrop, this thriller has a complex heroine who's as fragile as she is feisty - and who must tackle culture clashes and family ties as well as crime if she's to survive.' Karen Campbell
Nothing ever happens on Tarawa, a coral atoll in the middle of the Pacific. Then a mutilated body is found in a children's nursery hut. Detective Sergeant Louisa Townsend from Edinburgh is on the island, helping train local police officers in basic detecting skills. She is asked to find the killer and jumps at the chance to be in charge of her first murder investigation. She marvels at the simplicity of the task ahead - after all, how difficult can it be to find the murderer on a desert island the size of a postage stamp and with only one road? But nothing on Tarawa is what it seems. There is a rumour the victim's eyes were eaten as part of a macabre, cannibalistic ritual and a second body is found and a third death looks suspicious. With no forensics on Tarawa and no one telling the truth, Louisa begins to worry she's out of her depth - not to mention the voices in her head have started up again.
DS Townsend is an engaging, new female detective from Edinburgh, who is as impetuous as she is ambitious, with an innate sense of justice at her core. Her determination to find the killer is matched only by her struggle to overcome an obsessive compulsive disorder, which threatens to consume her. To read Food of Ghosts is to be taken to Tarawa and be immersed in the sights and sounds of the gloriously contradictory island and its people. Food of Ghosts is the first in a series of crime novels featuring DS Louisa Townsend.
Read information about the authorI left home at seventeen and returned to Edinburgh after twenty-five years, where I now live with my family.
The Blue Suitcase is my first novel. An historic fiction, it was published in 2010. The interest shown in it has been remarkable. It was inspired by my mother's life and based on letters and diaries I found after her death. The novel tells the story of an ordinary Christian girl girl growing up in Nazi Germany.
My first and second crime novels are Food Of Ghosts and The Shoeshine Killer respectively. They are both The Scottish Detective Lady mysteries, featuring the feisty, fictional detective DS Louisa Townsend.
"To read a Scottish Detective Lady mystery is to be taken on a thrilling trip to the Pacific and immersed in its many glorious cultures and peoples."
Before becoming a writer I did many things, including being a croupier, a marketing manager, a chambermaid, a cashier, a Brussels sprouts picker, but mostly I was a teacher. I taught English and/or Drama in Germany, Spain, the Republic of Kiribati and Papua New Guinea. I also wrote plays.
"The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes." Agatha Christie
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