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Clean Break

Kate Brannigan is not amused when thieves have the audacity to steal a Monet from a stately home where she’d arranged the security. She’s even less thrilled when the hunt for the thieves drags her on a treacherous foray across Europe as she goes head to head with organised crime. And, as if that isn’t enough, a routine industrial case starts leaving a trail of bodies across the Northwest, giving Kate more problems than she can deal with.
Cleaning up the mess in CLEAN BREAK forces Kate to confront harsh truths in her own life as she battles with a testing array of villains in a case that stretches love and loyalty to the limits.


‘Sharp and very funny’ Susanna Yager: The Sunday Telegraph

‘Sparklingly written’ Tim Binyon: Daily Mail

‘Zippy action, a well-crafted plot’ Marcel Berlins: The Times

‘McDermid’s heroine is as likeable as they come – she’s tough and tender in equal measures and has a lovely way with witty one liners’ Liverpool Daily Post

‘This Manchester – set series is among the best with a slangy, wise – cracking heroine; good plots and a great cast of characters. A sure winner’ – MLB News