The Shadow of Grayrton Mire

Ben Mears

ISBN: 9781912726356

272 Pages

Published May 2021


Paperback £9.99 Kindle £5.99
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Shadowy deaths have long made Grayrton Mire a place of gruesome legend. But when a vulnerable boy is charged with the latest killing, Banyard and Mingle brave the treacherous marshes to defend him.

Confronted by suspicious locals and rumours of a terrifying beast, they stumble into a deadly conspiracy. With the clock ticking and ruthless authorities determined to protect their secrets, they will need associates Penney and Lizzy to risk their lives if they are to uncover the truth.

Can they save the boy and discover who – or what – lies behind the sinister legend?

And will they survive a final night on the mire?

A standalone novel and third in the series.

  • Murder and mystery in the Mire: the latest intriguing instalment featuring Banyard and Mingle takes us into the liminal world of Grayrton Mire, a place where nightmares become real, and reality becomes a nightmare. Mears’ blend of compelling writing, wry style and careful plotting makes this a highly readable mystery adventure. The world of Camdon City continues to yield detail, and as it does so draws readers into its alternative reality. This is a series that could run and run.

    Rev Dr Simon Woodman, author of The Book of Revelation
  • We can’t get enough of these superbly adventurous mystery novels. There’s never a dull moment in a Banyard and Mingle book!

    Steve Fenton, Phonotonal (music – words – subculture)
  • A very immersive universe. Ben Mears makes you read beyond the words and transports you into Banyard’s shoes (which aren't comfortable) to witness the harshness of his reality.

    Céline Badaroux, author (La Licorne Assassinée)

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