Book List:13 titles
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    With the local lido under threat of closure by ruthless businesswoman Alison Sutherland, the Save the Salthaven Lido campaigners are fighting a desperate battle to keep it open. When the lead campaigner is discovered dead, partially drowned and stabb...


  • An "accidental" death during a fencing match in New York and the definitely not accidental stabbing with a sabre of the promoter of the match in - of all places - Ramsbottom in Lancashire cannot be connected, surely? Nick Madrid, fencer, yoga practit...


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    A macabre discovery beneath Brighton’s Royal Pavilion has links to the horrors of Pol Pot’s Cambodia in this absorbing mystery Ex-Chief Constable Bob Watts is hoping to ease gently into his new role as Brighton’s first Police Commissioner bu...


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    Brighton’s murderous past and criminal present are intriguingly combined in this absorbing thriller. Something strange is in the Brighton air around newly-promoted Detective Inspector Sarah Gilchrist. A body is found inside a burnt Wicker, a pai...


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    The truth will out. Thriller writer Victor Tempest is dead and his son, the disgraced ex-Chief Constable Bob Watts, is discovering what really happened in the unsolved Brighton Trunk Murder of 1934. At the same time, DS Sarah Gilchrist has a lead tha...


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    The new gripping mystery following City of Dreadful Night - A man impaled on the South Downs. Another skinned alive. A skeleton found beneath the West Pier, its feet encased in concrete. Brighton has been invaded. But this is no mere power struggle b...


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    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... ...


  • “Guttridge’s series is among the funniest and sharpest in the genre, with a level of intelligence often lacking in better-known fare.”—Balitmore Sun“[The] Nick Madrid mysteries are nothing if not addictively, insanely entertaining . . . but...


  • “Brilliant one-liners, lightning action, lots of suspense and very funny—self-deprecating Madrid is fast becoming my favorite hero.”—Good Housekeeping (UK)Journalist Nick Madrid finds himself up the proverbial creek—the Amazon—without a p...






  • Nick Madrid: the continuing story of a life lived badly. Amiable, accident-prone journalist Nick Madrid has done some competitive fencing in the past and keeps fit by practising astanga vinyasa yoga. He is also something of a film buff, all of whic...


  • “The satire is spot on. . . . There’s a pinch of Pratchett, a drop of Hiaasen and a deep affection for the worst of Fleet Street, but the result is all Guttridge.”—The Guardian“I enjoyed the book immensely. Should make anyone smile, with th...


  • “This sparkling debut fires volleys of one-liners . . . Romping good stuff.”—Daily Mail“An original and highly readable debut for journalist-turned-gumshoe, Nick Madrid. But a word of warning: never let this man house-sit if you value your pe...