this season’s most stylish crime debut

Do you like your crime fiction how you like your fashion: chic, seamless and well put together? Then this could be the perfect fit for you this fall…


Dead chic crime fiction
Dead chic crime fiction

Breaking Dead by Corrie Jackson

When a teenage model is brutally murdered in a hotel room on the eve of London Fashion week, tortured but tenacious newspaper journalist Sophie Kent feels a personal responsibility to unmask the murderer. On the edge herself after the tragic death of her brother, Sophie recklessly throws herself deep into the dark underbelly of the fashion world and discovers a ruthless serial killer at the centre who will stop at nothing to prey on young, beautiful women.

This addictive and absorbing crime debut was written by an old colleague of mine. Corrie spent over a decade working on the frontline of fashion on magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Grazia and Glamour. As such, she expertly leads the reader through both her vividly glamorous settings and her twisty, tightly woven plot.  Corrie has created a memorably strong, complex and flawed female protagonist in Sophie Kent – and given her a killer storyline to boot. Impossible to put down (I stayed up till 2am to finish it)  Breaking Dead is in equal parts glamorous, gripping and gruesome… go get it now.

Thanks to Bonnier Publishing for the review copy.

Debut author Corrie Jackson shares her top 3 crime reads for autumn/winter 2016


The Trespasser by Tana French

Tough, spiky female murder detective, Antoinette Conway, rubs the patriarchy up the wrong way as she investigates what looks like a lovers’ tiff. Except it’s far more complicated than that. French’s superlative prose elevates this crime novel into a whole different league.



The Secret by Katerina Diamond

Dubbed the ‘Queen of Crime’, Diamond’s second novel is a cracker. Bridget Reid has a secret, one that could get her killed – if she can escape the man who is keeping her locked in a basement. Not for the faint-hearted…



Watch Me by Angela Clarke

You have six seconds to read this message…and 24 hours to save this girl’s life. The second book in the Social Media Murders series explores the dark side of Snapchat. You’ll never look at your Smartphone in the same way again.


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