Troubador The Scribe

Released: 07/12/2018

eISBN: 9781789019070

Format: eBook

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The Scribe

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THE SCRIBE features beautiful, intrepid lawyer, Madeline Kramer, who has come a long way since losing her parents in a car accident aged nine. Raised by her grandmother, she has a flourishing career at top City law firm, Channing & Barton, and a tight-knit group of friends, including flat-mate Paul King. But when a colleague and former classmate of hers – ruthlessly ambitious trainee, Sarah Morrell, - is found shot dead in a meeting room, her chest inscribed with “Contract”, Maddy’s ordered life is turned upside down.

It soon becomes clear that the killer is targeting former students at The Bloomsbury Academy of Law where Maddy studied, killing them according to a pattern corresponding with the legal syllabus, and in carefully chosen locations. Even more disconcerting are riddles sent by the killer to the investigating officer, Chief Inspector Jake Carver, claiming to offer clues as to the next victim and location.

Everything points to Maddy's former law professor, James Stirling, who had affairs with each of the victims. But there is also his embittered wife, former concert cellist, Elizabeth Stirling, who knows about her husband’s affairs, and once confronted Sarah. It's a race against time as the bodies stack up and Maddy must deal with personal loss, unscramble complex riddles, and put her own life, and the lives of others, on the line. The action crescendos to a thrilling conclusion and final twist.

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A.A. Chaudhuri

A.A. Chaudhuri is a former City lawyer. Born and raised on the south coast, she now lives in Surrey with her husband and two young sons.

Once a highly ranked British junior tennis player, she toured the women's professional satellite circuit as a teenager and achieved a world ranking of 650. She later trained as a solicitor at City firm Norton Rose before going on to practise as a commercial litigator at two other City firms, Kendall Freeman and Travers Smith. She left law in 2008 to pursue her passion for writing.

The Scribe and The Abduction are the first two volumes in the compelling Kramer/Carver thriller series plunging readers into London's glamorous legal world as bodies stack up. The series' heroine, Maddy Kramer, is fiction's first female City lawyer amateur sleuth, who teams up with charismatic DCI Jake Carver to solve a gruesome series of murders and a puzzling abduction. They make for intense, page-turning reads, from an author who knows London's legal corridors all too well.

Represented by Annette Crossland of A for Authors Literary Agency, she has also written four standalone crime novels, including racy thriller, Illicit Retainers, and political thriller, The Darker Side of White, yet to be released.

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