"Be prepared for a long night. Guttridge combines period mystery, police procedure and noir in a fascinating tale whose only blemish is that you'll have to wait for the next in the series in its resolution" - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Reviews
First gripping mystery in the Brighton Trilogy
July 1934. A woman';s torso is found in a trunk at Brighton railway station's left luggage office. Her identity is never established, her killer never caught. But someone is keeping a diary . . .
July 2009. Ambitious radio journalist Kate Simpson hopes to solve the notorious Brighton Trunk Murder, and she enlists the help of ex-Chief Constable Robert Watts, whose role in the recent botched armed-police operation in Milldean, Brighton's notorious no-go area, cost him his job. But it's only a matter of time before past and present collide . . .
"Be prepared for a long night. Guttridge combines period mystery, police procedure and noir in a fascinating tale whose only blemish is that you'll have to wait for the next in the series for its resolution"
Kirkus Reviews Starred Review
"Guttridge has long been one of the UK's most accomplished crime writers. This complec, part-historical, part-contemporary tale of a reworking of a notorious but very cold case is the very welcome first of a new Brighton series"
"Complex plotting and an unusual connection made between two very different cases make this first entry in a new trilogy an absorbing read. The cliff-hanger ending will whet the reader's appetite for more. For fans of British procedurals"
"Guttridge successfully pulls readers in, and many will be eager to pick up the dangling plot threads in the second book"
"Guttridge has created a fine cast of fallible characters, and readers who can handle ambiguity - and are willing to wait for resolution through two more books - are likely to be amply rewarded"