On November 1st, 2014, Cold Pressed is released!

Cold Pressed Cover MEDIUM WEBSantorini. Turquoise seas, ancient ruins and beautiful sunsets.
And a woman thrown from a cliff.

The violent death shocks fellow passengers of the Empress Louise, a grand cruise liner packed with British tourists.

For newly promoted Inspector Nikos Stephanakis, the case poses linguistic and cultural problems. His request for assistance yields unexpected results.

DI Beatrice Stubbs, called in as support, flies to Greece. What with tension at home, the timing couldn’t be better. She anticipates a few days in the sun and a swift resolution.

But when an earlier death at sea proves suspicious and an elderly lady is killed in her cabin, terror spreads like contagion. Murder is aboard.

And someone has Beatrice in his sights.

From the Cyclades to the Dodecanese, Nikos and Beatrice pursue the killer and unearth a secret.

Revenge is a dish best served cold.


If you enjoyed Behind Closed Doors, Raw Material and Tread Softly, you’ll be pleased to know DI Beatrice Stubbs is back, this time investigating suspicious deaths in the Greek islands.

If you’ve not met Beatrice before, welcome! Each book is a standalone adventure, and Cold Pressed is a great place to start.

If you like Kate Atkinson, Alexander McCall Smith or Dorothy L Sayers, you’re going to love Beatrice Stubbs.

You can pre-order here: myBook.to/CPebook

Soon to be available on all platforms and as paperback.


What they say about Beatrice Stubbs:

I heartily recommend this as an exciting and intelligent read for fans of crime fiction.”- Judging Covers

Reminds me of Nicci French’s new series featuring Dr Frieda Klein.” – Book’d Out

“Beatrice and her team go all out to see justice is done. And author JJ Marsh does more than justice to the intelligent heroine who leads this exciting and absorbing chase.” – Libris Reviews

Hooked from the start and couldn’t put this down. Superb, accomplished and intelligent writing. Ingenious plotting paying as much attention to detail as the killer must.” – Book Reviews Plus