The Beautiful Dead

A seamless thriller about an underdog reporter and a serial killer desperate for the spotlight.

By Belinda Bauer Read by Andrew Wincott Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers / Suspense English, Unabridged 10h 38m Sell Sheet Also available on
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9 Audio CDs January 3, 2017 $59.99 $47.99 9781520016887 Add to Cart
2 MP3 CDs January 3, 2017 $29.99 $19.99 9781520016924 Add to Cart
							Crime reporter Eve Singer’s career is on the downward slope when a spate of bizarre murders—each carefully orchestrated and advertised like performance art—begin in her territory. Covering these very public crimes revives her byline, and when the killer contacts Eve to discuss her coverage of his crimes, she is suddenly on the inside of the biggest murder investigation of the decade. But as the killer becomes increasingly obsessed with her, Eve realizes there’s a thin line between inside information and becoming an accomplice to  murder—possibly her own. A seamlessly-plotted thriller that will keep readers breathless until the very end, The Beautiful Dead cements Belinda Bauer’s reputation as a master of heart-stopping suspense.

"Bauer aficionados need not hesitate; she's on typically scabrous form here." - Financial Times

"[Belinda Bauer] is as deft with a keyboard as any renaissance painter with a brush, layering colourful imagery with all the texture and depth of a classic crime thriller...This increasingly taut thriller is page-clawing material that could make an edge-of-the-seat television drama or big-screen blockbuster..." - Daily Express

"Belinda Bauer is a marvel. Her novels are almost indecently gripping and enjoyable." - Sophie Hannah, New York Times bestselling author

"This intense, compelling novel from British author Bauer (The Shut Eye) is filled with dark humor and is sure to satisfy fans of Tami Hoag and Karin Slaughter." - Library Journal

"Relentlessly paced, 'The Beautiful Dead' delivers a solid psychological thriller." - Associated Press

"Her likable heroine and oddly enjoyable humorous tone—you’ll wryly smile when you should be shuddering—keep you turning the pages at pace and peace (there’s never real doubt of a neat ending) until the very last." - Entertainment Weekly

"This thriller brings together two outstanding British talents, award-winning crime writer Belinda Bauer and narrator Andrew Wincott. The combination is deeply satisfying. Ambitious crime reporter Eve Singer catches the attention of a moodily brilliant psychopath, and there begins a wrenching cat-and-mouse pursuit, with death lurking in the shadows. Skillfully written as it is, the audiobook is enhanced by Wincott's measured, profound, even silkily compelling narration, which casts a controlled mood over the story of secret thoughts and hidden emotions from both the deeply conflicted pursued and the highly manipulative pursuer. And then the tables turn..." - AudioFile