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Head of Zeus
Taken for Dead
12 Feb 2015 * HARDBACK * £18.99 * 9781781856802

Katie Maguire hunts down a serial killer in county Cork.

Fiction / FF (Crime Fiction)
Extent: 384 pages  Format: 228 x 145 mm
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Taken for DeadKatie Maguire, 4by Graham Masterton

Katie Maguire is one of Ireland's best detectives.
So why can't she catch these killers?

In a secluded cove just outside the reaches of the city of Cork, a woman wakes up into a nightmare. She is buried in the sand, unable to escape. The gulls wheel silently overhead. Nobody could imagine the cruelty of her fate...

Katie Maguire of the Cork Garda is soon on the trail of a terrifying gang of torturers calling themselves the High Kings of Erin. She'll do anything to stop them before they can claim their next victim – but somehow they are always one step ahead.

Is Detective Katie Maguire losing her touch? Or is somebody close to her less trustworthy than they seem?

Graham Masterton became a newspaper reporter at the age of 17 and was appointed editor of Penthouse magazine at only 24. His career as an author spans many genres, including horror, thriller, and sex-advice books. His first horror novel, The Manitou, became a bestseller and was made into a film starring Tony Curtis. In 2019, Graham was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Horror Writers Association. He is also the author of the Katie Maguire series of crime thrillers, which have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. He lives in Surrey and is currently working on new horror and crime novels. Visit

'One of Britain's finest horror writers, Edinburgh-born Masterton has turned himself into one of this country's most exciting crime novelists. In the past four years he has established the engaging character of Irish Detective Superintendent Katie Maguire in a series of three fine crime novels' Daily Mail/Scottish Daily Mail

'One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time' Peter James

'Combining Masterton's two skills: crime and horror, this is further proof that career changes can be successful' The Good Book Guide

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