The Crime Writers' Association

Gold 2017

Belinda Bauer
The Beautiful Dead
Bantam Press

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From her first book, the award-winning Badlands, onwards, Belinda Bauer has demonstrated two notable characteristics: a plucky willingness to take the crime novel into completely unexpected new territory, and a surefire grasp of exactly what it takes to unsettle the reader. In The Beautiful Dead she’s on typically scabrous form.