Cold Rain

Cold RainCraig Smith

Cold Rain was one of only five novels shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller 2011

The author of The Blood Lance and The Painted Messiah demonstrates his versatility with this dark, stylish noir thriller set on and around a Midwestern university campus.

‘I turned thirty-seven that summer, older than Dante when he toured Hell, but only by a couple of years.’

Life couldn’t be better for David Albo, an associate professor of English at a small midwestern university. He lives in an idyllic, out-of-town, plantation-style mansion with a beautiful and intelligent wife and an adoring teenage stepdaughter. As he returns to the university after a long and relaxing sabbatical, there is a full professorship in the offingand, what’s more, he has managed to stay off the booze for two whole years. But, once term begins, things deteriorate rapidly. The damning evidence that he has sexually harassed his students is just the beginning as Dave finds himself sucked into a vortex of conspiracy, betrayal, jealousy, and murder. Unless he can discover quickly who is out to destroy him, all that he is and loves is about to be stripped away.

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Reviews

‘A fine novel, suspenseful and impossible to stop reading.’  David Pitt, Booklist

‘You know that dull weekend when the weather doesn’t tempt you to go out and there’s nothing on television? Right – well this is the book you need.’ Sue Macgee, The Bookbag

Paperback 320 pages
B Format
ISBN 978-1-905802-34-0
Release Date 4th August 2009
Price £7.99
Ebook 978-1-905802-59-3