Body in the Marsh by Nick Louth

Book blurb

When a woman goes missing, it gets personal for DCI Craig Gillard. But he could never imagine what happens next.

Criminologist Martin Knight lives a gilded life and is a thorn in the side of the police. But then his wife Liz goes missing. There is no good explanation and no sign of Martin…

To make things worse, Liz is the ex-girlfriend of DCI Craig Gillard who is drawn into the investigation. Is it just a missing person or something worse? And what relevance do the events around the shocking Girl F case, so taken up by Knight, have to do with the present?

The truth is darker than you could ever have imagined.

My thoughts

Just a quick post well it is a busy time of year isn’t it?

The Body in the Marsh is first in the DCI Gillard books, I have previously read and reviewed Body in the Mist, and realised that I had not posted anything about this one! So here’s a quick post to put that right.

An enjoyable, well-paced police procedural nicely plotted. If you realise what happens, as you may well do, it’s still a good story. It gives an interesting insight into how the police work . Indeed it gives an interesting insight into the mind of a killer.

It really is worth a read and, whilst it’s good to start at the beginning of a series, if you don’t for some reason at least there are books to catch up on when you’ve enjoyed the one you have read!


Publisher: Canelo

Buy: AmazonSmileUK

Author: Nick Louth is a best-selling thriller writer, award-winning financial journalist and an investment commentator. A 1979 graduate of the London School of Economics, he went on to become a Reuters foreign correspondent in 1987. It was an experience at a medical conference in Amsterdam in 1992, while working for Reuters, that gave him the inspiration for Bite, which was self-published in 2007 and went on to become the UK No. 1 Kindle best-seller for several weeks in 2014 before being snapped up by Sphere. It has sold a third of a million copies, and been translated into six languages.

The terrorism thriller Heartbreaker was published in June 2014 and received critical acclaim from Amazon readers, with a 4.6 out of 5 stars on over 100 reviews. The Body in the Marsh, a crime thriller, and the first in his DCI Craig Gillard series, was published by Canelo in 2017, to much critical acclaim.

Freelance since 1998, he has been a regular contributor to the Financial Times, Investors Chronicle and Money Observer, and has published seven other books. Nick Louth is married and lives in Lincolnshire.

Nick’s website


The Body in the Marsh, The Body on the Shore, The Body in the Mist, The Body in the Snow, Trapped

Bite, Heartbreaker, Mirror Mirror

Funny Money, Bernard Jones and the Temple of Mammon, Dunces with Wolves, Multiply your Money, How to Double Your Money Every Ten Years

4 Comments on “Body in the Marsh by Nick Louth

  1. Hi, I was going to leave a comment on your recent post about various challenges, but I think you have comments turned off and I wondered if you knew? As far as I know – and I read most of your posts 🙂 – your comments have been turned off for a couple of months now. I’ve been assuming you’d just decided you didn’t have time to respond to them, but I thought I’d just mention it anyway because I know how easy it is to switch them off by accident… 🙂

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    • Hi, thanks for letting me know there is now a comments box on the post you mentioned. Although settings allows for comments I appear to have to add it to each post individually. Not too good for someone who has a memory ‘like a sieve’ – me! – but will hope to ensure future post have a comments box. Thanks, Janet

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