The Devil’s Dice: The Times Crime Book of the Month (A DI Meg Dalton thriller, Book 1)

October 10, 2019 - Comment

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,

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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… Product Information: ISBN: 9780008214647 Author: Roz Watkins Publisher: Harper Collins Format: Paperback Pages: 351 Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.5cm

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Anonymous says:

An exciting debut! This was such a good debut. I loved that witchcraft was a theme in this book which added a spooky, creepy atmosphere to the writing. This theme, for me, really made the book stand out. The author, Roz Watkins, had me googling the local myths in this book which I was absolutely fascinated by. I’m excited to see that this is the first book in a new series; it’s a series that I’m keen to read more from.Roz Watkins opens her novel with the discovery of the body of a lawyer in a cave in…

Anonymous says:

What a great debut novel for Roz Watkins What a great debut novel for Roz Watkins! I loved this book. Set in the Peak District it evoked the atmosphere of the brooding peaks very well. DI Meg Dalton is an interesting and unusual protagonist and I will look forward to more novels in this series. I grabbed this book as soon as it came out because I saw that it had won The Times newspaper’s Book of the Month. The premise of this crime mystery is that rumours of a curse surround the discovery of the body of a local lawyer, in a cave on…

Anonymous says:

A proper book – fat and juicy. Requires biscuits and lots of tea…… How often have you taken a chance on a new author and been disappointed? Take a chance and join Meg Dalton as she shows her human side. Hinted at a dark troubled past that has her like many of us questioning are we good enough. This tale , the first of many I hope, follows Meg returning to her home ground of the Peak District, showing both the beauty and the hidden dark dangers contained within the beauty. The natural elements of nature are a formidable foe when the beauty is pushed back and…

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