There is a serial arsonist at large, going by the name of Phoenix. First Clare Coppola's old school is hit and then Hyson Green library. What will be the next target? Clare is determined to find Phoenix, but it is hard to track down someone with no apparent motive. A slow burning mystery that features the return of Ian Jagger and introduces dubious politician Roger Wellington.
Racist cops, bent lawyers and broken romances confront Ben Shipman in this gripping, hard edged mystery from the author of 'Bone and Cane'. A violent attack on an alternative bookshop leads to an incendiary situation on the streets of Nottingham, where young police officers confront prejudices of every kind. With a new afterword by the author describing the events that this story was based on.
The beginning of The Beat, Belbin's groundbreaking police procedural series, finds Clare Coppola about to go on patrol for the first time when her own home is broken into. A fast paced mystery from the author of the best selling Bone and Cane series, this story introduces a cast of young police officers investigating the disappearance of a fifteen year old girl in inner city Nottingham.