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THE MISSING is two Sophie Anderson short stories – one set before book 1 in the series (Body Count) and one set after Body Count.

Story 1: Sophie Anderson is working in Victoria Police’s homicide department when her boss assigns her to a local kidnapping case. Her boss’s deal is simple: ‘Find my friend’s ten-year-old daughter and I’ll send you on the FBI course you’ve been nagging me about.’ But Sophie doesn’t need incentive to rescue a young girl. She throws herself into the case, racing against the clock to bring the girl home…only too aware of what the perpetrator might be doing to her.

Story 2: Sophie Anderson is still a relative newcomer to the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit when her profiling skills are called on for a kidnapping case in DC. Presidential candidate Senator Keen’s daughter is missing and Sophie’s mission is simple: find her and keep it quiet. But as Sophie investigates the senator and the daughter who’s kept out of the public eye, she discovers more than a straight case of kidnapping.

THE MISSING is available from Amazon.


On the Sophie Anderson series:

“The Silence of the Lambs meets Medium, with a passing nod to Cornwell.” ~Sydney Morning Herald

“…formidable stylist…” ~The Age

“…more twists and turns than a Rubik’s cube…” ~Herald Sun

“another winner…” ~New Weekly

“…solid, well-researched debut…the intense first-person narration has enough twists and turns to keep forensics fans turning the pages.” ~Publishers Weekly

“gripping and realistic thriller.” ~Good Reading


PD Martin – Phillipa Deanne Martin – lives in Melbourne, Australia, and developed a passion for crime fiction and storytelling at an early age. This interest was reinforced with formal education through a Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences (with majors in psychology and criminology) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Writing (Creative Writing). Phillipa also holds a black sash from the Australian Tiger and Crane Kung Fu School.

Phillipa has written five novels and one ebook novella featuring Aussie FBI profiler Sophie Anderson. Her books — Body Count, The Murderers’ Club, Fan Mail, The Killing Hands, Kiss of Death and Coming Home — have all received glowing reviews in Australia and overseas.

To date, the Sophie Anderson series has been published in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Argentina and Turkey. Phillipa has also contributed to a true-crime anthology titled Meaner than Fiction, and recently released her two pieces as an ebook called When Justice Fails.

Prior to becoming a full-time author, Phillipa worked as a professional writer for over ten years, writing award-winning copy for brochures, newsletters, websites, training CD-ROMs, flyers, ads, media releases and magazines.

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