The 9th girl is the ninth body to turn up in Minneapolis in 2012. When Kovac and Liska take on the case, they discover that this victim has been found without any identifiable characteristics. Before the investigation is through, the case will take them deep into the life and death of a teenager who just wanted to be 'normal'.
Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, has retired to his family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London.
Tom has always known exactly the person he is going to be. A successful footballer. A man others look up to. Now, though, the bright future he imagined for himself is threatened. The Premier League academy of his boyhood has let him go. At nineteen, Tom finds himself playing for a tiny club in a town he has never heard of.
A Present of an Orange is a collection of twenty-four distinctive and entertaining new stories from Seymour Cresswell. Drawing on his own experiences, Cresswell covers everything from his love/hate relationship with the legal profession and the vicissitudes of parenthood to his lifelong passion for drama and his love of sailing.