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Belinda Bauer: The Beautiful Dead

6th December 2016
Venue: St Peter's Church, Oundle PE8 4AL
Time: 7.45 - 8.45pm

Come and hear about the highly anticipated and extraordinary new crime novel from Belinda Bauer, twice winner of Crime Novelist of the Year.

The Beautiful Dead is Belinda’s seventh book.

Eve Singer needs death. With her career as a TV crime reporter flagging and increasing pressures at home, she’ll do anything to satisfy her ghoulish audience. Her career is built on the bones of the dead; her one aim to secure that perfect shot of the body bag. And luckily for Eve, there is a serial killer at work in London…

The killer needs death too. He sees beauty in death and revels in watching his victims take their final breath. For the killer, the line between artist and executioner is irrevocably blurred. He even advertises his macabre public performances, inviting the public to see his ‘show’. 

When he contacts Eve and offers her unprecedented access to his plans, she welcomes the chance to be first with the news from every gory scene. Until she realizes that the killer has two obsessions. 

One is public murder.

And the other one is her . . . 

‘An intricate plot, extremely moving in some places - Bauer's ability to get under the skins of her characters is second to none’ – Guardian

‘One of the most individual of crime writers . . . Bauer is streets ahead of most of her rivals’ - Independent

Belinda Bauer grew up in England and South Africa and now lives in Wales. She worked as a journalist and a screenwriter before finally writing her debut, Blacklands which earned her the British Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger award for the best crime novel of 2010. She went on to win the CWA Dagger in the Library for her body of work in 2013. Her fourth novel Rubbernecker was voted 2014 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.


Tickets £8 (£6), £1 off early bird tickets bought before 29th November, available from the Oundle Box Office, 4 New Street, Oundle.

Open hours: 10.00am – 4.00pm Mon to Fri, 10.00 - 13.00 Sat: Tel 01832 274734, online at www.oundlefestival.org.uk

Any queries call Helen on 07743988181 or email oundlelitfestival@hotmail.co.uk