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The Dead Beat

The Dead Beat

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2000s: A first day at work turns to tragedy

  • ISBN: 978-0571308866
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Meet Martha. It’s the first day of her new job as intern at Edinburgh’s The Standard. But all’s not well at the ailing newspaper, and Martha is carrying some serious baggage of her own.

Put straight onto the obituary page, she takes a call from a former employee who seems to commit suicide while on the phone, something which echoes with her own troubled past.

Setting in motion a frantic race around modern-day Edinburgh,The Dead Beat traces Martha’s desperate search for answers to the dark mystery of her parents’ past.

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A) Edinburgh - the front cover photo on the book
B) Edinburgh - Piershill Cemetery

Booktrail Boarding Pass Information: The Dead Beat

Author/ Guide: Doug Johnstone  Destination: Edinburgh  Departure Time: 2000s

Twitter:  @doug_johnstone    Web: dougjohnstone.com

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