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Author(s): James Davidson

Location(s): Gdansk

Genre(s): Crime, Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1939 and 1961

A detective risks everything in a city on the brink…

Days before the outbreak of World War II, chief investigator of the Danzig Police Force, Johan Tal, gets called out to investigate a brutal murder.

The crime scene is a warehouse within the city’s dank and dirty shipyards. The victims are a rich German couple. There is a bloody police uniform discarded next to the bodies.

Tensions in the city are at breaking point. Then they snap.

Some twenty years later, in the same city, Detective Anna Nowak is called to another murder scene. A woman’s body has been found hanging from a tree, one with an unusual sign carved into the bark.

Anna’s investigation will reach into Gdańsk’s forbidden past where violence and fear cast shadows on every street.
She is determined to discover the truth, but at what cost?

THE OTHER DETECTIVE is an utterly absorbing mystery thriller that will be difficult to forget. With notes similar to Miéville’s The City & The City, whispers of Kafka, a little dose of Chandler, and a touch of Orwell’s 1984, it is simply a must for the crime fiction connoisseur and anyone who enjoys an exceptionally good read.

Liverpool writer James Davidson is also the author of two gripping detective novels set in his home city. OUTCAST SISTER and ROUGH SLEEPER are also FREE with Kindle Unlimited and available in paperback.

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