The Trawlerman is the stunning fourth book in the DS Alexandra Cupidi Investigations from one of crime fiction’s finest writers, William Shaw.
More about the book
The naked corpses of Aylmer and Mary Younis are discovered in their home. The only clues are a note written in blood and an eerie report of two spectral figures departing the crime scene. Officer Jill Ferriter is charged with investigating the murders while her colleague Alex Cupidi is on leave, recovering from post-traumatic stress.
The dead couple had made investments in a green reforestry scheme in Guatemala, resulting in the loss of all their savings. What is more disturbing is that Cupidi and Ferriter's disgraced former colleague and friend Bill South is also on the list of investors and the Younis's were not the only losers.
Despite being in counselling and receiving official warnings to stay away from police work Cupidi finds herself dragged into the case and begins to trawl among the secrets and lies that are held in the fishing community of Folkestone. Desperate to exonerate South she finds herself murderously compromised when personal relationships cloud her judgement.
Pacey, intense and riddled with surprising twists, The Trawlerman shows that deceit can be found in the most unlikely places. The brooding waters of the Kent coastline offer an ominous backdrop for this lively page-turner of corruption, mental health and the complexities of human connection.
What’s included in the packs
- Extract from The Trawlerman
- Digital assets including tweetcards
- Video from William Shaw talking about his inspiration for the book.
- Downloadable A4 poster
- Article from William about the research he undertook for the book, including photos from his research trips on trawler boats
Print POS packs
To order a pack, please place a free order by Friday 21 May.
Please note, by ordering a free pack you are agreeing to share the assets in your library and/or across your library's social media platforms and to send back photos or screenshots of your displays or posts. You will also be asked to complete a short feedback form on how you used the assets. Please do not order a pack if you cannot commit to this.
The first 10 libraries to sign up will receive a full set of the series (Salt Lane, Deadland, Grave’s End and The Trawlerman.)
Participating libraries will be entered into a prize draw to win a Q&A live event with William Shaw.