New Novel from Writer in Residence

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Caroline Green, our Writer in Residence, has written a new novel, Down Among The Dead, that is being published on 1st February 2024! Writing under the pseudonym C.S. Green, this incredible new thriller features Detective Rose Gifford who has also featured in two of Caroline’s previous novels: Sleep Tight and The Whisper House.

the front cover of Down Among the Dead and Caroline Green

What has made this book release even more exciting, are the dedications to East Barnet School held within the pages of Caroline’s novel:

a page from a novel that says thank you to East Barnet School
a page from a book thanking one of the East Barnet School teachers

What is the story?

If you go down to the woods today…

When DC Rose Gifford is called to investigate the death of a woman in Elford Country Park, she knows there is more to the case than meets the eye. Suzette’s broken body was found at the foot of a climbing centre after a terrible storm – but this was no accident. Was it?

You’re in for a big surprise…

Suzette isn’t the only person to have died in the woods. The park has claimed three other young lives – and there must be a connection. And when the police discover that Elford is situated on an ancient plague pit, things take an even darker turn…

What really happened out in the forest that night? And how many others will fall victim to the woods before Rose can crack the case?

What do the critics say?

“A fascinating, eerie, and compelling police procedural with a creepy edge, and a knockout protagonist.”

Neil Lancaster

“I loved Down Among The Dead. It was twisty and dark, compelling and deeply satisfying. Loved it!”

Rachael Blok

“Dark, spooky and mysterious – another compelling case for DC Rose Gifford and a treat for fans of C.S. Green’s addictive series of novels.”

Emma Haughton

“Another gripping crime thriller with a fascinating supernatural twist.”

Jane Isaac

Caroline’s new book is available to pre-order from all good book shops on 1st February 2024.

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