Published by Red Squirrel Press
Someone’s killing surgeons, mutilating the bodies to mimic the victim’s specialism. Is ‘The Operator’ a serial killer or is there another agenda? Small but stroppy therapist and journalist Erica Bruce once more locks horns with brooding Detective Inspector Will Bennett in this darkly comic mystery examining doctors, their power and their limitations. After the bizarre murder of a client’s husband, Erica struggles protect her from police suspicion while fighting her own battle to keep faith in her work. Ultimately, she must discover who has the god complex, who is the sufferer, and who the sadist?
Valerie Laws is an award-winning novelist, poet, performer and playwright; she has had eleven books published in various genres. A mathematician and physicist, she has spent recent years researching the science of dying at pathology museums and brain institutes, for her poetry collection All That Lives (ISBN: 9781906700430), but this biomedical/pathology interest also informs her crime fiction, including her last novel, The Rotting Spot. (ISBN: 9781906700102)