Author(s): Cornelia Read
When fledgling journalist Madeline Dare stumbles on dog tags found at the site of an unsolved double murder, she's not sure she's the right person to write about it. After all, chatty puff-pieces like 1001 Ways with Chicken Wings' are more her speed than an investigative piece on the brutal murder of two young women.But soon Maddie is obsessed by the "Rose Girls" case - so called for the thorny garlands found on the dead women's heads. Eerily, the name on the dog tags is that of her favourite cousin, Lapthorne Townsend, golden boy of a still wealthy branch of Maddie's old-money family.Maddie believes the delightfully droll Lapthorne is innocent of the killings, and sets out on a quest to clear his name. Her investigation triggers a string of grisly new murders, the trail of blood leading right to Maddie's door Published to rave reviews in the US and Australia, A Field of Darknessdazzles with its spellbinding narrative, sparky heroine and terrific plot.tarred review)'Every page is a pleasure in this mystery debut featuring Madeline Dare ...' - Booklist (starred review)'With her hysterically funny dialogue and inspired views on life, Read is a delight to read.One hopes this is the first in a very prolific writing career.