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  • Barbara Copperthwaite

“A pacy, blood-soaked tale” My #bookreview of The Beautiful Dead, by Belinda Bauer @BelindaBauer @Tr

“Fast-paced, intelligent, dark, twisted, yet with perfectly-judged humour.”


There’s no safety in numbers . . .

Eve Singer needs death. With her career as a TV crime reporter flagging, she’ll do anything to satisfy her ghoulish audience.

The killer needs death too. He even advertises his macabre public performances, where he hopes to show the whole world the beauty of dying.

When he contacts Eve, 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 . . .


This book ticks a lot of boxes for me, fast-paced, intelligent, dark, twisted, yet with the occasional light touch of humour that is perfectly judged. It’s a rare and wonderful thing to come across a crime novel that can make me chuckle one minute and shiver the next.

At the centre of the novel is… TO READ THE REVIEW IN FULL, CLICK HERE

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