The Drop Pot Man by Keith Saunders

The Drop Pot Man: A new detective novel by Tyne & Esk Writer Keith Saunders.

At first glance it appears to be a straightforward shooting accident… After ten years with the Greater Manchester Police, Detective Inspector Clare Morell thought she’d seen a lot of baffling cases; but newly assigned to deep in the heart of the West Country, she finds herself in an unfamiliar world. There are shepherds and Romanys, who speak in strange tongues; a Lord Byron lookalike army captain and a lethal killer who just might be an ETA trained hit-man. The strange lowland heath in the beat where she now works triggers an old childhood fear and there is the growing sense that her new home is not only disturbing but somehow threatening… And then… there’s Ellis.

Praise for the book from Claire Askew:

“Saunders is a spectacular writer: his sentences fizz on the page and his descriptions of the West Country landscapes will haunt you long after you put this book down. He’s also a master of dialogue and…I found myself laughing out loud at the interactions between characters. But without a doubt the real star turn of the book is DI Clare Morell. She’s a protagonist you instantly warm to, and the deeper you get into the book, the more you feel like she’s a real, living person who may step out of the pages at any moment…. I highly recommend this book, especially if you’re a crime fiction fan. It’ll get hold of you and won’t leave you alone… in the best possible way!”

The Drop Pot Man is available in paperback and eBook on Amazon.

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