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Book: Walk On By - 'trouble of a serious kind' (Ted Darling crime series Book 8) by L M Krier
Compelling, character-led police procedural crime thriller with a distinctly different type of detective in the lead role. It's a big operation and a complex one. With the Big Boss out of action, Ted's in charge of one part of the enquiry, a robbery and brutal stabbing of a woman in a car park. But overseeing it all is a senior officer with a serious grudge against Ted. One who'd stop at nothing [...]
 
Book: The Sound of Sirens by David Carter
The ancient city of Chester, Friday night and the weekend starts here. High summer, skimpy fashions, girls in short skirts and tight jeans, boys looking for fun. A sultry night, and the town's relaxed. It's 11pm and the pubs are beginning to close. The band has just finished playing; packing their instruments away, but the night is young. A young man enters the still crowded pub. Walks up to the [...]
 
Book: Remorseless - A British Crime Thriller (Doc Powers & D.I. Carver Investigate #1) by Will Patching
A killer paroled. A tormented profiler. A blood-soaked quest for revenge. Doc Powers is one case away from a complete breakdown. Grief-stricken over the death of his wife, his reliance on booze and drugs fills his life with startling hallucinations. As he battles his demons, his efforts to stay coherent fail to keep a cunning psychopath behind bars... With a bloody trail of death spreading, Doc [...]
 
Book: Two Little Boys - a topical, dark and disturbing crime thriller - Ted Darling crime series by L M Krier
Topical, dark and disturbing crime thriller featuring a decidedly different type of detective. In his darkest and most complex case to date, DI Ted Darling has to confront demons from his own past when investigating the brutal murder of a young boy. As more deaths follow, he realises he's up against powerful people who believe themselves to be above the law, and starts to feel out of his depth. [...]
 
Book: When I'm Old and Grey - when a killer strikes close to home (Ted Darling crime series Book 4) (Di Ted Darling) by L M Krier
When a killer strikes close to home ... DI Ted Darling doesn't like coincidences. There are too many for comfort surrounding his latest case. They're spilling over into his private life too, when toxic family secrets are uncovered. A serial killer appears to be targeting vulnerable elderly people in care homes and despatching them in the most cynical way. Ted and his team are struggling to get a [...]
 
Book: Preacher Man - 'their blood shall be upon them' (Ted Darling crime series Book 9) by L M Krier
A teenager is found naked and wandering in a lane near Stockport. He can't answer any questions about the serious injuries he's sustained, only repeatedly recite a biblical passage. DCI Ted Darling's team take the case and discover he's been missing for six months - and he's not the only young person to have suffered the same fate. Ted's tied up in an important court case where the father of the [...]
 
Book: Wild Thing - 'a chilling cold-blooded killer' (Ted Darling crime series Book 7) by L M Krier
Random, unrelated killings, seemingly without motives? Or the work of a single cold-blooded killer? And are the murders in any way connected to the shocking crimes which RSPCA officers are investigating in the same area? DI Ted Darling's latest case takes him to the darkest side of the human psyche, where identifying the killer is the least of his problems. Making a case that will stick takes all [...]
 
Book: Shut Up and Drive - ‘a serial sex attacker on the loose’ (Ted Darling crime series Book 5) by L M Krier
A serial sex attacker is spreading fear in Stockport and DI Ted Darling and his team are on the case. The man randomly targets young women and abducts them from busy supermarket car parks. He's armed with a knife and is clearly highly trained in how to handle it. Ever-dwindling police resources make the manhunt harder, even though the attacker clearly doesn't care whether or not he's caught. All [...]
 
Book: Cry for the Bad Man - where does a wise man hide a pebble? (Ted Darling crime series Book 10) by L M Krier
'Where does a wise man hide a pebble?' Home Office Pathologist Professor Nelson's question marks the beginning of Detective Chief Inspector Ted Darling's latest case. Not one he was expecting to get for him and his team. The tragic but seemingly straightforward suicide of a young man. It's a case where nothing is quite as it seems. There's no shortage of potential suspects. The trouble is, they [...]
 
Book: Baby's Got Blue Eyes - compelling début crime thriller (Ted Darling crime series Book 2) (Di Ted Darling) by L M Krier
A compelling debut crime thriller with a very different sort of detective. Someone is dumping bodies on DI Ted Darling's patch and he's not happy. Ted's a good solid copper, in an old-fashioned way, with an excellent clear-up rate. He's not at all like your average cop and has his own unique way of dealing with any prejudice his differences bring him. No heavy drinking, no failed marriage, just a [...]
 
Book: The First Time Ever - ‘original, character-driven crime fiction’ (Ted Darling crime series Book 1) by L M Krier
Ted Darling was about to kill a man. For the first time in his life... You've never met a copper like Ted Darling. He's small, quiet. He doesn't smoke. He's packed in the booze. But he's a Specialist Firearms Officer. With black belts in four martial arts. Then a shift in circumstances makes him swap guns for the CID. His first case is the brutal murder of a teenage girl. His new boss thinks he [...]
 
Book: Only the Lonely - ‘blind dates end in bleeding hearts’ (Ted Darling crime series Book 6) by L M Krier
'blind dates end in bleeding hearts' Ted Darling is back and his boss has news for him. He'll be taking on more responsibility over an expanded area, with a bigger team. Before he even has chance to take stock, he's facing his first body in what could be the most cynical murder he's ever encountered. The corpse count rises with a separate case developing, where a savage killer appears to be [...]
 
Book: The Murder Diaries - Seven Times Over by David Carter
There have been three suspicious deaths in the ancient city of Chester, but are they accidents, suicide, or murder? Inspector Walter Darriteau lives in the city, and he's soon on the case. "The Murder Diaries - Seven Times Over" is the first novel in a series of seven standalone books. If you enjoy English crime stories, detailed characters, compelling prose with occasional hints of humour, this [...]
 
Book: The Twelfth Apostle by David Carter
"The Twelfth Apostle" is the new Inspector Walter Darriteau murder/mystery. It's set in the present day in the northwest of England. Walter receives a late night phone call from a long-ago superior from Scotland Yard. He needs a favour, and he needs it bad. The body of a young Oriental woman is unceremoniously dumped outside the city swimming baths at the dead of night. A young man with aging [...]
 
Book: Oyster - a boy with potential - A choirboy's sinister discovery (Crime shorts Book 1) by Rosalind Minett
When 10 year-old Jake finds a dead body in the deserted church, he can't tell police anything about the murder, although the Children's Home say he's the cleverest boy there. What does he really know? Is Jake's destructive past a threat to his future, or anyone else's? Don't read this if you hated We Need to Talk about Kevin.
 
Book: A Game of Proof (The trials of Sarah Newby) by Tim Vicary
A mother's worst nightmare - can her son be guilty of murder? Sarah Newby, who left school at 15, and was living as a teenage single parent on an inner-city estate, has worked her way up to begin a career as a criminal barrister. But what should she do when her own son, Simon, is arrested and charged with a series of brutal rapes and murders? Has Sarah, in her single-minded determination to [...]
 
Book: The Order - Dark Urban Scottish Crime Story (Parliament House Books Book 2) by John Mayer
A maverick lawyer. A corrupt o cial. In Scotland's highest court, they will clash over the fate of an innocent child... Advocate Brogan McLane has always been an outsider in Scotland's Supreme Courts. As comfortable at the Bar of the Court as he is in the local pub, his life has been an uphill struggle to nd justice. But in a world where personal agendas and politics ride roughshod over the law, [...]
 
Book: The Trial - Dark Urban Scottish Crime Story (Parliament House Books Book 1) by John Mayer
In Parliament House,scandal can be deadly. A maverick lawyer. A secret worth killing for ... Brogan McLane has always been an outsider. Born on the wrong side of the tracks, he - learned to fight tooth and nail for justice in the mean streets of Glasgow, Scotland. But - now, after years of of hard work and study, McLane has been 'Called to the Bar', and - become a member of the most prestigious [...]
 
Book: Forsythia - A Memoir of Lost Generations by Peter Longley
Encased within the drama of John Galsworthy's 'The Forsyte Saga ,' Peter Hovenden Longley weaves an autobiographical reminiscence of his own English family from the 1880s to the 1960s. Brought up in the last days of 'Forsythia', a world of the 3 percent born in privilege to serve the British Empire, Longley celebrates his family's lost generations. Nothing--neither the abdication of the king and [...]
 
Book: The House - Dark Urban Scottish Crime Story (Parliament House Books Book 5) by John Mayer
A maverick lawyer. A grudge from the past. Can Brogan McLane stop an obsessive zealot from burning his community to the ground? Baron Brogan McLane is a tenacious and well-respected lawyer in Scotland's highest court. But McLane has never forgotten his humble origins - the rough and tumble streets of the Calton neighborhood, in Glasgow. When his old stomping grounds are threatened by a sinister [...]
 
Book: STORM LOG-0505 (The First Detective Deans Novel) by James D Mortain
"with great characters and a plot so taut and gripping I devoured it in two sittings." John Bowen - Author - This detective's best lead could be a voice from beyond the grave... Bath, England. As Detective Andrew Deans struggles to be present for his wife's challenging fertility treatment, the case of a missing college student hits a dead end. Under pressure from his job and his marriage, Deans' [...]
 
Book: Thrown Down - A Manchester crime story (Detective Superintendent Jeff Barton Book 6) by David Menon
A former IRA terrorist is murdered in the Manchester flat he's lived in since he was released from prison. The next day the son of one of his victims is also murdered and it looks like he was expecting his killer. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world in Melbourne, Australia, a seemingly ordinary suburban housewife with three grown up children is 'outed' as a former member of the IRA Army [...]
 
Book: The Death of Danny Daggers by Haydn Wilks
Cardiff. The last few days of summer. Danny Daggers is about to die. He just doesn't realise it yet. A Leeds University student with a very popular YouTube channel, Danny Daggers is taking his alcohol-downing stunts on tour. He's about to find out that not everyone's a fan. Ji Eun is a Korean student doing work experience at the South Wales Post. Rory Gallagher is the alcoholic veteran journo [...]
 
Book: The Screaming by David Graham
What causes straight-A student Brandon P Marshall to walk downstairs naked - armed with a pair of handguns - and massacre his family in cold blood befre committing suicide? Far from just another teen statistic, this is only one in a horrifying trail of incidents that brings together Detective Sergeant Dale Franklin of the Kansas City Police Department and his poster-boy rookie, Steve Abrams. [...]
 
Book: The Cook's Comeuppance (Duncan Dewar Mysteries Book 3) by Victoria Benchley
Hoping to combine work with pleasure and jumpstart his new company, Duncan takes a lucrative case in Spain investigating an accidental death at an exclusive artist enclave. Almost immediately he senses something is amiss. Did a chef use a stove to kill a cook? What other secrets lurk in the charming village and artist colony? Duncan must solve a murder without motive. Joined by family members and [...]
 
Book: Fragile Cord - A gripping psychological thriller (DS Coupland Book 1) by Emma Salisbury
'Emma has joined an elite club of authors.' Sunday Mail FRAGILE CORD is an emotional rollercoaster charting the psychological meltdown of a mother with a deadly secret. Introducing Salford detectives Kevin Coupland and Alex Moreton as they investigate what appears to be a routine murder-suicide. Tracey Kavanagh was her usual upbeat self; right up until the moment she drowned her son before [...]
 
Book: From Barren Rocks...To Living Stones by Jon Magee
From Scotland to East Anglia and internationally in Australia and America all ages are riveted by this story. The unique style of using the journey back to England as a frame to tell the deeper story is proving to be a great enticement to those of East Anglia as their acts of kindness are revealed. Helen Eadie, Member of the Scottish Parliament, writes in the forward "Jon . . . provides insight [...]
 
Book: Racing With The Rain by Ken Puddicombe
Racing With The Rain: A fast moving rain cloud in an otherwise clear sky triggers a sudden downpour and people run for cover. Is it possible to outrun the rain? Can one ever really escape the past?Guyanese born and Canadian naturalized Carl Dias will find out as he returns for his father's funeral. His visit will bring him in conflict with a government that is facing threats from an expat group [...]
 
Book: The Former World - A Little Forest Novel by Jessica Grace Coleman
Twenty-one year old Beth Powers is fed up with living in the tiny, gossip-fuelled village of Little Forest and resolves to escape to London with best friend, Veronica Summers.That is, until the body of Beth's colleague Emma Harris is found in the nearby woods, setting off the small community's well-oiled rumour mill. Beth soon finds herself in the middle of a bizarre village conspiracy: was [...]
 
Book: Rose Red 1 - Snow White (Rose Red crime thriller series) by Saffina Desforges
What if fairy tales were real? The scary monster you thought was lurking under your bed with the dust bunnies has got his feet up on your desk and is drinking coffee with your boss. Cassandra 'Red' Rose is a war-worn cop with way more scars than most. A senior detective in The Metropolitan Police, she fights the mean streets - cleansing them of their sins - all the while, fending off demons of [...]
 
Book: The Bones (The Parliament House Books Book 3) by John Mayer
A defendant no one believes. A truth no one can face.Can a maverick lawyer find justice for an innocent mother and her child ? As an Advocate in Scotland's Parliament House, Brogan McLane has dedicated his life to the pursuit of justice. His unorthodox methods and humble roots have earned him the reputation as a crusading maverick. And with that reputation come powerful enemies ... When McLane [...]
 
Book: Where There's A Will - Inspector Stone Book One by Alex R Carver
The kidnapping of a child is every parent's worst nightmare, for the Keatings though it isn't a nightmare, it's a reality. Inspector Stone is tasked with finding Alice Keating and bringing her home safely. Hard enough under normal circumstances, but between investigating an unrelated armed robbery, family problems, and the machinations of an ambitious underling, it's almost impossible. Unbeknown [...]
 
Book: An English Custom by James Henry
Major Rupert Stonely came home after a dubious career selling surplus army equipment. Unfortunately, the army didn't know that. He had also expected to inherit his late mother's estate; she, it seemed, had other ideas. Rupert was about to be usurped by a glorified-waiter and he, quite literally, didn't have the balls to do anything about it. Timothy Montague however, did - he just didn't know how [...]
 
Book: The DCI Jones Casebook - Ellis Flynn by Kerry J Donovan
An empathetic detective and his Swedish-born colleague hunt for the abductors of a teenage schoolgirl a police procedural set in England and France. When fourteen-year-old Hollie Jardine fails to return home from school, her terrified parents call the police. It doesn't take veteran detective, DCI David Jones, head of the Midlands Police Serious Crime Unit, long to discover a link between Hollie [...]
 
Book: The Boots - The third prequel in The Parliament House Books series by John Mayer
In Parliament House, Brogan McLane is Boots of Faculty, meaning he is the latest person to proudly add their name on the Roll of Advocates. After many years of prize-winning study and training for the Scottish Supreme Court, he's thrilled. But he doesn't yet have any cases to work on. A senior police officer, Chief Inspector Terry Imrie, is facing a Discipline Tribunal for making a minor mistake [...]
 


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