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Life Sentence: An intriguing new case for Camden forensic sleuth Cassie Raven by [A. K. Turner]

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I love this series! ― Elly Griffiths

A. K. Turner spins science into spellbinding storytelling ― Val McDermid on Body Language

Introduces us to a fabulously one-of-a-kind protagonist. Blackly humorous, we're so ready for more ― HEAT magazine on Body Language

Hooked from the first chapter and stayed up until the wee small hours to finish Body Language. What a wonderful creation is Cassie Raven! You should all go out and pre-order it right now. Excellent fun, compulsive and Cassie Raven is a protagonist I want to meet again soon. Five stars! ― James Oswald on Body Language

An immersive world with a fascinating lead, this makes for a fresh and exciting new series ― Claire McGowan on Body Language

What a start to a new series, full of verve and acutely perceptive on grief and human relationships. Cassie Raven is a blast of fresh air, striding onto the crime scene like a punk superstar, ready to shake things up ― Sarah Hilary on Body Language

A stellar example of the forensic-medical crime genre. Impeccably researched, with fascinating insights and a truly memorable, original heroine, this is one of the best series openers I've read in years ― Jane Casey on Body Language

Move over Silent Witness - Cassie Raven is an utterly compelling contemporary forensic heroine ― Isabelle Grey on Body Language

Had the pleasure of reading this little beauty by AK Turner and I loved it. It was awesome! Dark humour and gore galore - Cassie Raven is my new favourite character. The mortuary scenes were so vivid - it was like Silent Witness but much more believable ― Susi Holliday on Body Language

Turner's experience shows in this gritty novel with an engaging heroine ― Sunday Times on Body Language

Ingenious and sardonically written...this is authoritative crime fare -- Barry Forshaw ― Financial Times on Body Language

A terrific, well-paced plot and the tight focus on the mortuary setting works really well to ground the action...[Turner] is adept at creating memorable characters ― The Spectator on Body Language

The writing is classy and accessible. The plot just zips along at a good pace...The characterisation is great too... it's got off to a cracking start and I can't wait for the next book in the series. ― The Bookbag on Body Language

Terrific central character of Cassie Raven...beautifully rounded and believable...a complex young woman who is nevertheless a lot of fun to spend time with. Turner also deals with the sensitive subjects of death and grief with real empathy and respect ― The Big Issue on Body Language

A cracking read. When's the next one out? ― Woman's Way on Body Language --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A K Turner's latest foray into crime fiction is Body Language, the first in a new series which has been described as a fresh take on the forensic pathology genre. The heroine is crime-solving goth-girl mortuary technician Cassie Raven, who originally appeared in two crime shorts on BBC Radio 4.

A K previously wrote under the pen name Anya Lipska and her debut trilogy featuring a Polish tough guy/fixer to London's Poles led to her appearing on Harrogate Festival's New Blood panel. Ali also produces TV documentaries telling stories drawn from the worlds of science, archaeology, and true crime.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09BF9T92Y
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Zaffre (14 April 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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A K Turner likes to create memorable characters, throw them into unusual settings, and add a hefty dose of murder and a twisty-turny plot. Her latest book, Body Language, introduces a new kind of forensic heroine - a crime-solving Goth-girl mortuary technician who talks to the dead, a character first launched in two crime shorts aired on BBC Radio 4. A K's previous series, written under the pen name Anya Lipska, starred a London-based Polish fixer who's happy to crack heads to solve crimes - which saw her being selected for Val McDermid's prestigious New Blood Panel at Harrogate Crime Festival in 2012.

A K (aka Ali) lives in East London where she is writing more mortuary-set mysteries. Her day job is producing TV documentaries on true crime and science topics. And just for light relief she is training to be a City of London guide...

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