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Santorini. Turquoise seas, ancient ruins and beautiful sunsets. And a woman thrown from a cliff. The violent death shocks fellow passengers of the Empress Louise, a grand cruise liner packed with British tourists. For newly promoted Inspector Nikos Stephanakis, the case poses linguistic and cultural problems. His request for assistance yields unexpected results. DI BeatricSantorini. Turquoise seas, ancient ruins and beautiful sunsets. And a woman thrown from a cliff. The violent death shocks fellow passengers of the Empress Louise, a grand cruise liner packed with British tourists. For newly promoted Inspector Nikos Stephanakis, the case poses linguistic and cultural problems. His request for assistance yields unexpected results. DI Beatrice Stubbs, called in as support, flies to Greece. What with tension at home, the timing couldn’t be better. She anticipates a few days in the sun and a swift resolution. But when an earlier death at sea proves suspicious and an elderly lady is killed in her cabin, terror spreads like contagion. Murder is aboard. And someone has Beatrice in his sights. From the Cyclades to the Dodecanese, Nikos and Beatrice pursue the killer and unearth a secret. Revenge is a dish best served cold....

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ISBN : 23494229
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Number of Pages : 226 Pages
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cold pressed Reviews

  • Helena Halme
    2018-11-07 06:10

    Another competent DI Stubbs tale set in a warm country. This time the calm and clever female detective investigates the deaths of women of a certain age onboard a luxury cruise liner criss-crossing the Greek archipelago. As a pure gesture of political goodwill, Beatrice Stubbs, a well-respected Scotland Yard detective, is called in by the Greek authorities to investigate the death of a British eighty-year-old woman, who's fallen off a cliff at a beauty spot in Santorini. Everyone thinks it's a case of death by natural causes, until Beatrice and her young Greek counterpart, DI Stephanakis, start investigating.Cold Pressed reminded me of Agatha Cristies' novel, Death on the Nile. The novel has the same quality of the luxurious surroundings hiding a raw desire to murder. The author here also has the same eye to detail, some of which turn out to be false and some not so. JJ Marsh keeps the readers guessing right to the moment when the killer(s) is (are) revealed.But as well as a story about nasty happenings on a luxury cruiser, Cold Pressed is, just as the other Di Stubbs novels, about the complicated personal lives of the two detectives. We learn of the self-doubts of the young, newly promoted, Detective Nikos Stephanakis, and are given very interesting revelations into Beatrice's mind, and her relationship with Matthew, her long-term partner. I read this book in two days flat, so all I now need is the next Beatrice Stubbs book, please Ms Marsh!

  • Chris Curran
    2018-10-30 08:25

    If you still have a low opinion of self-published books then I’m pretty sure you haven’t read JJ Marsh or her fellow Triskele authors. Anyone who’s done so will know they are as well-written and professionally produced as anything turned out by the big-name publishers. And JJ Marsh’s fourth Beatrice Stubbs murder mystery is something special. It was picked as the editor’s choice in The Bookseller’s recent review of indie titles and I think the accolade is very well deserved. Cold Pressed – great title – is a perfectly judged mystery featuring a number of killings on a cruise ship travelling around the Greek islands. While Marsh doesn’t minimise the horror of murder her writing is so stylish and effervescent, and the locations so beautifully realised, that the book is a joy to read.Inspector Beatrice Stubbs has her demons, as must every series detective, but she also demonstrates an enormous relish for life (as well as for food and drink!). It was perhaps a brave choice to use a woman police officer close to retirement age as a protagonist, but Beatrice is enormously appealing. And, while she may not be obviously glamorous, neither is she immune to romantic dilemmas and, as the story begins, she is wrestling with an almighty one. JJ Marsh has an amazing gift for creating delightful characters: each book is populated with several who could probably star in their own series. I’ve read all four Stubbs’ books and each time I leave the secondary characters with a pang of regret, yet in every new novel Marsh produces an equally attractive cast. Here the gorgeous Niko, in particular, more than makes up for the almost absence my favourite, Adrian.Cold Pressed reminds me of the classics from the golden age of crime. The enticing settings of Christie, the stylish writing of Sayers, the clever plotting of Tey, but perfectly adapted for 21st century sensibilities. Highly recommended.

  • Alison
    2018-10-27 08:08

    JJ Marsh’s mystery unfolds amongst police rivalries, personal tensions and the closed, festering community of a luxurious cruise ship. Don’t let the luscious Mediterranean skies or the tastes and smells of Greece fool you - here be murder. Good intentions, social inhibitions, thwarted wishes are all in Cold Pressed. DI Beatrice Stubbs is neatly paired with newbie Inspector Nikos Stephanakis in a fresh version of the police ‘buddy’ relationship as they investigate the deaths. JJ Marsh draws her characters deftly and in three dimensions - enough to make them clear and engaging, but she doesn’t weigh them down with excessive detail. Marsh’s powers of observation shine through; we have all met people like these in our daily lives. And this, of course, is what makes the story so shocking…For me, the multiple points of view were a niggle. I would have preferred two or three at a maximum, say Beatrice, Nikos and the antagonist. But I was hooked by the skilled prose and the clever plot which unwound tantalisingly and kept me gripped to the end. Recommended.

  • Liza Perrat
    2018-11-14 10:15

    After Behind Closed Doors, Raw Material and Tread Softly, JJ Marsh has once again excelled in the international crime field with the fourth in the Beatrice Stubbs series, Cold Pressed.This time the author takes us to the idyllic island of Santorini, and the docked cruise ship, the Empress Louise. The brutal death of one the British passengers leads Inspector Nikos Stephanakis to request assistance and Beatrice Stubbs flies to Greece, hoping for a bit of a holiday herself. However, it becomes quickly obvious that the killer won’t stopped at one passenger, and Nikos and Beatrice team up to try and stop him before Beatrice herself becomes a victim. The plot is brilliant, fast-paced and full of suspense, and had me turning the pages right to a very satisfying end. The author wonderfully evokes the cruise ship atmosphere of fear and paranoia, as well as the sights, tastes and smells of Greece, and I would highly recommend JJ Marsh’s latest intriguing crime thriller to lovers of intelligent crime fiction.

  • Bookmuseuk
    2018-11-13 12:16

    After Behind Closed Doors, Raw Material and Tread Softly, JJ Marsh has once again excelled in the international crime field with the fourth in the Beatrice Stubbs series, Cold Pressed.This time the author takes us to the idyllic island of Santorini, and the docked cruise ship, the Empress Louise. The brutal death of one the British passengers leads Inspector Nikos Stephanakis to request assistance and Beatrice Stubbs flies to Greece, hoping for a bit of a holiday herself. However, it becomes quickly obvious that the killer won’t stopped at one passenger, and Nikos and Beatrice team up to try and stop him before Beatrice herself becomes a victim.The plot is brilliant, fast-paced and full of suspense, and had me turning the pages right to a very satisfying end. The author wonderfully evokes the cruise ship atmosphere of fear and paranoia, as well as the sights, tastes and smells of Greece, and I would highly recommend JJ Marsh’s latest intriguing crime thriller to lovers of intelligent crime fiction.

  • J.W.
    2018-11-12 07:17

    If you like Agatha Christie-type whodunnits you’ll love JJ Marsh’s Beatrice Stubbs novels. Marsh excels with her richly patterned, perfectly nuanced, cleverly plotted stories which grab the reader from the very first page. Since reading Behind Closed Doors, the first Detective Stubbs novel, I’ve waited eagerly for the next... and the next... and the next. And let me tell you, I have never been disappointed. Once started these ’tec tales are impossible to put down.This fourth adventure, the search for a serial killer on a cruise ship, is driven by Stubbs mantra ‘When we know why, we will find who.’ Her search is aided by charming Inspector Nikos Stephanakis, another great character to add to Marsh’s list of compelling fully formed personalities that bring such reality to her stories. Throw in the heavenly scenery of the Greek isles and you have a read that will not only satisfy, but engender a desire for the next... and the next... and the... Review by JW Hicks

  • Barbara Scott-Emmett
    2018-10-25 06:18

    Having read the other books in the Beatrice Stubbs series, I was looking forward to this one and I was not disappointed. Cold Pressed is slightly cosier than previous books but that’s no bad thing. Though there’s a different feel to the novel this time, there’s still plenty of action. I like the way we go deeper into Beatrice and Matthew’s affair in this book – which seems appropriate at this stage. The characterisation is great, as always, and I’m very impressed at how the writer manages to differentiate so many old ladies – I was never confused as to who was who. There are great descriptions of a working cruise liner, too, which was obviously well researched yet didn’t feel intrusive.With less tension in the working relationships this time – apart from one exception – the focus was kept on the crimes. A very good read indeed and a worthy addition to the series. Roll on the next one!

  • Dorothy
    2018-10-29 08:05

    Getting back to the "original" Beatrice Stubbs formula.A good and fun read about a group of older women on a cruise to Greece who are targeted by a serial killer.Beatrice has another young mind to warp - Good on her!

  • JJ Marsh
    2018-11-05 12:07

    I am the author of this, the fourth in the Beatrice Stubbs series. A sample review from The Bookseller:Editor’s Choice – The Bookseller This is J J Marsh’s fourth, snappily written crime mystery featuring the feisty but vulnerable Stubbs, a most appealing character. It’s all highly diverting, and an ideal read for those who like their crime with a lighter, less gruesome touch - Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller