Delicate Prey Publishing is an independent digital imprint launched in 2018 specializing in crime, thrillers, mystery and noir. Our first title, This Dark Place  by Claire Kittridge, introduced NYPD Detective Kelly Moore. She’s streetwise and tough, pursuing a killer that knows her darkest secrets.

Kelly Moore’s British adventure continues in In the Deep, Claire Kittridge’s gripping second novel.

Through the early-morning mist, a small boat floated toward him. A rower at rest, he thought. Adrift. But as the single scull eased closer, a harrowing image was seared into his mind.

NYPD Detective Kelly Moore is in Oxford getting some hard-earned rest, staying in a narrowboat on the Thames after working with the Met Police to solve the Priscilla Ames case in London. Jolted awake by the sound of sirens, Kelly finds herself on the scene of a gruesome murder and she can’t be kept off the case.

Against a backdrop of international terrorist threats, Kelly and her London partner DI Samantha Joshi team up with the local Thames Valley Police to find a serial killer targeting scholars from around the globe.  All the while, Kelly searches for clues that might lead her to the trail of her sister Cass, missing now for the last nine years.

Fans of Robert Bryndza, Karin Slaughter, and Lisa Gardner won’t be able to put down this gripping thriller that follows-up the first Detective Kelly Moore novel, This Dark Place.

Claire Kittridge grew up in Brooklyn, NY. A dedicated reader, triathlete, and boxing fan, she fell in love with England and its great fictional detectives while traveling around Britain as a teenager. Claire lives in New York City with her cat, Chairman Meow.