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The Wild Swimmers

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781529420128

Price: £20

ON SALE: 23rd May 2024

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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‘Shaw’s novels combine a strong central character with an atmospheric setting and original plots’ Sunday Times

If only Alexandra Cupidi had turned south instead of north, she would have found the dead woman.

Instead it is her vulnerable daughter Zoë who stumbles across Mimi Greene’s lifeless body on the shoreline. A regular wild swimmer with a group of close friends, it’s out of character for Mimi to have been swimming alone, especially in bad weather. DS Cupidi starts to suspect this is more than just an accidental drowning.

Meanwhile, her friend and colleague Jill Ferriter receives a mysterious letter from a man who claims to be her father. Stephen Dowles has been in prison for the last twenty years, convicted of two brutal and senseless murders.

With Cupidi obsessed by the death of Mimi Greene, Ferriter must lean on Bill South to uncover the facts around Dowles’ conviction, revisiting old colleagues and criminals.

The Wild Swimmers is an explosive return to the DS Alexandra Cupidi Series, where the shores of the south Kent coastline expose deadly secrets.


Loved it. Atmospheric, complex and satisfying - this is another hugely gripping instalment in my favourite police series.
Mark Edwards
The writing and plotting are so good that they sweep you on to the end
Literary Review
This is a fast-paced, atmospheric thriller with red herrings and twists and turns along the way.
Candis Magazine
The latest novel in William Shaw's atmospheric series set on the Kent coast is full of keen-eyed observation, both of landscape and the perils of human relationships.
A skilfully constructed and thoroughly engrossing thriller
Mail on Sunday
Shaw now rivals Ann Cleeves . . . combining compelling mysteries with evocations of Britain's landscape. . . I spent most of the book applauding his artistry.
Clever, understated and believable, Shaw's atmospheric DS Cupidi books are one of the great British crime series
The Sun (Pick of the Week)