Cath Staincliffe

Ruthless
  • Ruthless

  • A community on the brink.

    An abandoned chapel burns. In this part of Manchester, destruction is not unusual. But this time, the body of a man lies inside.

    And it’s down to Scott and Bailey to save them all...

    Detective Constable Rachel Bailey is struggling to come to terms with huge change, just as her partner, DC Janet Scott grapples with a horrifying tragedy. But they must put aside their own troubles if they are to solve this murder investigation. Especially when a second building goes up in flames…

Cath Staincliffe is an established novelist, radio playwright and creator of ITV's hit series, Blue Murder, starring Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis. Cath was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Best First Novel award for her acclaimed Sal Kilkenny series, and for the Dagger in the Library award in 2006. She was joint winner of the CWA Short Story Dagger award in 2012 for Laptop. She is a founding member of Murder Squad, a group who promote crime fiction. http://www.cathstaincliffe.co.uk

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