Date: April 2021
Duration: 6 hours 52 minutes
Santorini. Turquoise seas, ancient ruins and beautiful sunsets.And a woman thrown from a cliff.
The violent death shocks fellow passengers of the Empress Louise, a grand cruise liner packed with British tourists.
For newly promoted Inspector Nikos Stephanakis, the case poses linguistic and cultural problems. His request for assistance yields unexpected results.
DI Beatrice Stubbs, called in as support, flies to Greece. What with tension at home, the timing couldn't be better. She anticipates a few days in the sun and a swift resolution.
Yet an earlier death at sea proves suspicious and when another elderly lady is killed in her cabin, terror spreads like contagion. Murder is aboard.
And someone has Beatrice in his sights.
From the Cyclades to the Dodecanese, Nikos and Beatrice pursue the killer and unearth a secret. Revenge is a dish best served cold.
Each book of the Beatrice Stubbs Series works stand-alone.
If you enjoy Faith Martin, Roy Lewis and Betty Rowlands, you'll love Cold Pressed.
'This is JJ Marsh's fourth snappily written crime mystery featuring the feisty but vulnerable Stubbs, a most appealing character. It's all highly diverting, and an ideal read for those who like their crime with a lighter, less gruesome touch.' - Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller
'With characters you love to hate, and just plain adore, Cold Pressed is a perfect balance of suspense, crime, and literary genius.' - Jessica Bell, Vine Leaves Literary Journal