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Rather To Be Pitied

Rather To Be Pitied

The Second DS Kite novel

By Jan Newton

"...a fascinating read filled with intrigue and false trails... I’m delighted to have discovered the books of Jan Newton." BeingAnne

Crime / Mystery / Thriller, Featured, Fiction, Novels



Newly promoted DS Julie Kite has been in sleepy mid-Wales for mere months when she’s faced with her second murder case. A man’s body has been found by school kids trekking the Monk’s Trod.

The trail takes her back north to her parents in Manchester and to a housing estate in a Lancashire town. It’s not a simple case – a young mother has disappeared, but so has her son and her next door neighbour’s wife. And the husband of the landlady of the B&B where the girl was staying. When Julie encounters an ex-serviceman farmhand with PTSD the case gets more complex still.


From the author of Remember No More, the first DS Kite novel:

… the calculated but believable plot with its parallel threads will keep you guessing right to the end.” John Cleal, Crime Review 

"A rare treat from a fine storyteller. Elegantly written, meticulously paced” Fflur Dafydd, author of The Library Suicides

ISBN: 9781909983861
Language: English
Categories: Crime / Mystery / Thriller, Featured, Fiction, Novels
First Published by Honno: 21st March 2019

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