Cover Up by Patricia Hall
A 1960s British mystery (A Kate O'Donnell Mystery)

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Kate and Barnard make it back to London only to find that the victim from Barnard’s case ties back to the most powerful men in Liverpool. A gritty period piece with an intriguingly different, darker take on the swinging '60s.
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Kate O’Donnell and her police sergeant partner, Harry Barnard enter dangerous waters when they uncover evidence of a top-level conspiracy.

On a busy Friday night in 1964, a woman’s partially clothed body is discovered in London’s Soho Square. She has been raped and strangled. With no one reported missing, her identity remains a mystery. Assuming the victim to be a prostitute, DCI Jackson is inclined to dismiss the case. Detective Sergeant Harry Barnard disagrees.

Harry’s partner Kate meanwhile has been despatched to her native Liverpool to work on a magazine feature about the city’s remarkable regeneration, timed to coincide with the release of the Beatles’ movie, A Hard Day’s Night.

As Harry’s investigations point to evidence of a cover-up at the highest level, Kate’s assignment leads her to uncover a darker side to 1960s’ Liverpool – and a possible link to the Soho murder victim. Are she and Harry getting into something too deep and dangerous for them to handle?
 

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Patricia Hall has been a journalist with the BBC and Guardian newspaper, and is the author of more than twenty crime novels, including the popular 'Ackroyd & Thackeray' series set in her native Yorkshire. She lives near Oxford.
 
Published June 1, 2017 by Severn House Digital. 208 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Mar 21 2017

Kate and Barnard make it back to London only to find that the victim from Barnard’s case ties back to the most powerful men in Liverpool. A gritty period piece with an intriguingly different, darker take on the swinging '60s.

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