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Cruel as the Grave

Fitness trainer Erik Lingoss is found dead in his flat, his head smashed by one of his own dumbbells. His dumped-by-text girlfriend, blood on her clothes and hands, is the prime suspect. But is the case as clear-cut as it seems? Handsome Erik Lingoss had clients in high places; and he seemed to engender powerful emotions. If it was a crime of passion, there was plenty of that to go round: love strong as death, jealousy cruel as the grave.

The deeper Slider and his team dig, the clearer it becomes that there’s more to this case than meets the eye.

One of Slider’s most challenging and unusual cases to date, plus droll humor, hilarious malapropisms, offbeat badinage between Slider and his team, and even a heartwarming human-interest angle.

BOOKLIST starred review

A witty, thoughtful mystery…

LIBRARY JOURNAL starred review of Headlong

Highly entertaining… Harrod-Eagles shows once again why this series ranks high among contemporary British police procedurals.


An attention-grabbing read … such a treat.

BOOKLIST on Headlong

ISBN Hardback: 978 0 7278 9085 6
Published by Severn House November 2020

ISBN Paperback: 978 1 7802 9743 9
Published by Severn House May 2021

Cruel as the Grave book cover