Stop Press Murder

A Crampton of the Chronicle mystery
Published by Roundfire Books, August 2016

A dead man… a feud between two sisters… a reporter in search of a scoop.

FIRST, the saucy film of a nude woman bathing is stolen from a What the Butler saw machine on Brighton’s Palace Pier.

NEXT, the pier’s night-watchman is murdered – his body found in the coconut shy.

COLIN CRAMPTON, ace reporter on the Evening Chronicle, senses a scoop when he’s the only journalist to discover a link between the two crimes.

HE UNCOVERS a 50-year feud between twin sisters – one a screen siren from the days of silent movies, the other the haughty wife of an aristocrat.

BUT COLIN’S investigation spirals out of control – as he RISKS HIS LIFE to land the biggest story of his career.

STOP PRESS MURDER, a Swinging Sixties mystery, has more twists and turns than a country lane. It will keep you guessing – and laughing – right to the last page.

RRP: £9.99
ISBN: 978-1-78535-440-3
309 pages

Superbly crafted
Peter Lovesey


A little reminiscent of [Raymond] Chandler

Indie Reviewer

An excellent novel
Fully Booked 2016

Indie Reviewer

A romp of a read!
The Book Trail

Indie Reviewer

A highly enjoyable and well-crafted read
Mrs Peabody Investigates

Amazon Reviewer

A fun read with humour throughout
Crime Thriller Hound

Amazon Reader

About Peter

Peter Bartram brings years of experience as a journalist to his Crampton of the Chronicle crime series – which features crime reporter Colin Crampton in 1960s Brighton. Peter has done most things in journalism from door-stepping for quotes to writing serious editorials. He’s interviewed cabinet ministers and crooks – at least the crooks usually answer the questions, he says.


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