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  • Location: York

Death Rope

Death Rope

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2000s: Geraldine Steel has moved to York…

  • ISBN: 978-1843449348
  • Genre: Crime, Police Procedural

What you need to know before your trail

Mark Abbott is dead. His sister refuses to believe it was suicide, but only Detective Sergeant Geraldine Steel will listen.

When other members of Mark’s family disappear, Geraldine’s suspicions are confirmed.

Taking a risk, Geraldine finds herself confronted by an adversary deadlier than any she has faced before… Her boss Ian is close, but will he arrive in time to save her, or is this the end for Geraldine Steel?

Travel Guide


The author says: “As my protagonist did not grow up in York, I have been able to write about the city from the point of view of a newcomer to the area. To do this, I spend several weeks each year staying in York, walking the streets, talking to local residents, and generally building a picture of what life would be like for someone who moved there.

My links to the places have evolved through writing about life in York and spending time there. My husband lived in York when he was a student, and his knowledge of the city gave me an overview of what it was like, before I stayed there.

I learned that York is actually a very safe place to live, with no notoriously dangerous areas. I have come across a few murders in the town, one of which took place just around the corner from where I was staying, but there are more murders committed in one of my books than generally take place in a year in the real city of York.

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Destination : York  Author/Guide: Leigh Russell  Departure Time: 2000s

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