Dance with the Dead New from James Nally comes the second thrilling novel in a crime series with the blackest of humour and just a touch of the supernatural. Mixing journalistic insight with sharp observational narrative of the policing and political climate of the early nineties, this stand-out novel will satisfy fans of Stuart McBride, James Oswald and Luke Delaney. Meet PC Donal Lynch, aspiring detective, alcoholic, insomniac and seer of dead people.

Aspiring actress Elizabeth Smart lands her centre-stage role: her mutilated body is found dumped in North London’s red light district. Clasped in her hand is a piece of human hair belonging to an unidentified body of a woman murdered two weeks ago. PC Donal lands himself a place on the murder squad just as his unconventional brother, journalist Finton, unearths Elizabeth’s secret double life. The bodies mount, each clinging to the strands of hair belonging to the previous victim. The police are convinced it’s the act of a serial killer. But how does Donal convince them it’s not?

James Nally


28 July 2016

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