Stoked by true events, Dead Words is a riveting whodunit that takes the reader to the language of murder itself.
Inspector Helen Ramsey’s first case at Scotland Yard appears to be an accidental death, except for one unremarkable fact—an exquisitely penned erotic poem among the dead student Abigail’s personal effects. Preparing to close the case, she is inadvertently drawn into a missing prostitute’s inquiry in which a scrambled lascivious note, mysteriously received by the pimp, grabs her attention. Were Abigail and the prostitute connected?
With the victim count mounting and her life in peril, Helen must use all her powers of reason and intuition to track an uncommon sociopath code-named Polymath who draws her into a macabre cryptographic game…the twisted word play vilifies a significant milestone in human history—the Oxford English Dictionary.