‘I opened this book with high expectations. They have been admirably fulfilled.  Here we have a stand alone thriller about two lonely people who pursue a relationship of monthly weekends together in remote spots.  Suddenly one of these two fails to get to the rendezvous-vous and the other realises how very limited her knowledge of her  companion is . . . Gradually the reader pieces together some of the facts as an atmosphere of rising tension envelops everything. The intelligent way Jay, Lisa and others plan their actions is enjoyable and the suspense of the tale is palpable.’


Snow on trees

Snow is falling. An old woman reads alone in bed. The sound of breaking glass. Footsteps on the stairs . . .

Cambridge academic, Cassandra James, is shocked when her friend, Una, is found dead. It looks like a burglary gone wrong. But as more details emerge, Cass begins to wonder. Why did Una try to ring Cass in the moments before she died? Why did she change her will and deprive the Cambridge Literary and Philosphical Institute of her library of Victorian literature? And that’s not all that’s troubling Cass. Strange things are happening at her daughter’s nursery. And who’s this other Cassandra James who’s running around Cambridge, getting the real Cass into trouble? The line between appearance and reality begins to blur . . .


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Footfall was published in hardback in 2006 by Robert Hale.

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Reviews for Footfall

‘a delightful amateur sleuth novel with a well balanced mix of domestic and academic life and a strong sense of place.’

‘A marvellous entry in this excellent series, one of those books that  you have to keep reading but hate to finish. Highly recommended.’

Footfall is as engaging as it gets. Cassandra James is . . . a terrific character, beautifully honed from seemingly staid academic to feisty heroine . . . a truly breathtaking read.’

‘One of those rare gems that comes to the reviewer out of the blue . . . enough twists to shame a cobra . . . the story fairly rips along, defying the reader to put the book down . . . Christine Poulson should be heralded as the fine entrant to the world of crime fiction she most certainly is.’

‘Christine Poulson’s wonderful sense of place brings Cambridge to life. Cassie overcomes the problems facing her with wit and guile aplenty and ensures the reader’s empathy from first word to last . . . an enthralling and engaging read that underlines Christine’s burgeoning reputation as a crime novelist to watch.’

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