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Brighton Belle
Available as an eBook only

Crime & Mystery, Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction
Publication Date
05 July 2012
Out of Print (Available as an eBook)
Birlinn Limited

Brighton Belle

A stylish new crime thriller set in 1950's Brighton.
by Sara Sheridan - Find out more about the author


'Mirabelle has a dogged tenacity to rival Poirot'Sunday Herald

'I was gripped from start to finish'Newbooks magazine


'Unfailingly stylish, undeniably smart' Daily Record.


'Plenty of colour and action, will engage the reader from the first page to the last. Highly recommended' Bookbag

1951. Brighton. With the excitement of the war over and the Nazis brought to justice at Nuremberg, Mirabelle Bevan (retired Secret Service) thinks her skills are no longer required. After the death of her lover she moves to the seaside to put the past behind her and takes a job as a secretary at a debt collection agency run by the charismatic Big Ben McGuigan. But when confronted by the case of Romana Laszlo, a pregnant Hungarian refugee, Mirabelle discovers that her specialist knowledge is vital. With enthusiastic assistance from the pretty insurance clerk down the corridor, Vesta Churchill, Mirabelle follows a mysterious trail of gold sovereigns, betting scams and corpses to a dark corner of Austerity Britain where the forces of evil remain alive and well.

Sara reads from the first of the Mirabelle Bevan mysteries, Brighton Belle:

Sara Sheridan writes fiction for adults and children. Her previous novels include Truth or Dare (1998), Ma Polinski’s Pockets (2000) and The Pleasure Express (2001), all by Random House. The Secret Mandarin (2009) and The Secret of Sands (2011) were published by Harper Collins. She has been included in GQ Magazine’s Young Talent and Company Magazine’s Top Ten Young Writers Under Thirty. In 2000 Truth or Dare won a place in the 100 Best Scottish Books, as part of the Scottish Library Award. She has been awarded two bursaries by the Scottish Arts Council and from the K. Blundell Trust.