Category: Detective novel

Kill Shot by Sally Rigby

The game is over…..there’s nowhere to hide. When Lenchester’s most famous sportsman is shot dead, DCI Whitney Walker and her team are thrown into the world of snooker. She calls on forensic psychologist Dr Georgina Cavendish to assist, but the investigation takes them in a direction which has far-reaching, international ramifications. #KillShot #CavendishandWalker @SallyRigby4 #CavendishandWalker @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  Much to Whitney’s annoyance, a member of … Read More Kill Shot by Sally Rigby

The Whisper Man by Alex North

In this dark, suspenseful thriller, Alex North weaves a multi-generational tale of a father and son caught in the crosshairs of an investigation to catch a serial killer preying on a small town. After the sudden death of his wife, Tom Kennedy believes a fresh start will help him and his young son Jake heal. A new beginning, a new house, a new town: … Read More The Whisper Man by Alex North

Seven Days (DI Jack MacIntosh, #2) by Michelle Kidd

One killer. One city. One week. July 2012 and a serial killer is terrorising the streets of London. With the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympic Games in just seven days time, Detective Inspector Jack MacIntosh and his team at the Metropolitan Police have one week to find him. With the killer’s motives unknown, and a mysterious clue being left at each scene, the … Read More Seven Days (DI Jack MacIntosh, #2) by Michelle Kidd

The Kindness of Psychopaths by Alan Gorevan

How far would you go for those you love? When Valentina López Vázquez vanishes from her home one morning, it’s obvious that she was taken by force. What happened to her next is not so obvious. #TheKindnessofPsychopaths @AlanGorevan @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  The disappearance forces two men on a gruelling search for the truth: Barry Wall, Valentina’s frantic husband, and Joe Byrne, the nihilistic detective in charge … Read More The Kindness of Psychopaths by Alan Gorevan

Sign of Evil (Shannon Ames, #3) by TJ Brearton

They came looking for pleasure. They found only pain. A serial killer is targeting clients of local sex workers. The victims, all male, are either burned alive or beaten to death.   Suited for deep cover work because she is single, without family ties, Shannon is young enough to pass herself off as a working girl. More importantly, she is smart, energetic, and determined – her … Read More Sign of Evil (Shannon Ames, #3) by TJ Brearton

Silent Graves by Sally Rigby

Nothing remains buried forever… When the bodies of two teenage girls are discovered on a building site, DCI Whitney Walker knows she’s on the hunt for a killer. The problem is the murders happened forty years ago and this is her first case with the new team. What makes it even tougher is that with budgetary restrictions in place, she only has two weeks … Read More Silent Graves by Sally Rigby

The Coffinmaker’s Garden by Stuart MacBride

A village on the edge…As a massive storm batters the Scottish coast, Gordon Smith’s home is falling into the North Sea. But the crumbling headland has revealed what he’s got buried in his garden: human remains. A house full of secrets…With the storm still raging, it’s too dangerous to retrieve the bodies and waves are devouring the evidence. Which means no one knows how … Read More The Coffinmaker’s Garden by Stuart MacBride

Winterkill by by Ragnar Jónasson translated by David Warriner

Easter weekend is approaching, and snow is gently falling in Siglufjörður, the northernmost town in Iceland, as crowds of tourists arrive to visit the majestic ski slopes. @ragnarjo #Winterkill #DarkIceland @OrendaBooks #RandomThingsTours @annecater @RandomTTours Ari Thór Arason is now a police inspector, but he’s separated from his girlfriend, who lives in Sweden with their three-year-old son. A family reunion is planned for the holiday, but a … Read More Winterkill by by Ragnar Jónasson translated by David Warriner

Deadline by Geoff Major

Adam Ferranti was drinking away his waking hours, getting by in a regional newspaper in the North of England. An award-winning journalist, he moved to England to escape the media glare that followed his spectacular fall from grace at The Washington Post; only to be thrust back in it when a mysterious serial killer decides to make him his confidante. #Deadline @GradusPrimus @ghpbooks @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours … Read More Deadline by Geoff Major

Kill a Stranger by Simon Kernick

They took your fiancée.They framed you for murder.You’re given one chance to save her. To clear your name.You must kill someone for them.They give you the time and place.The weapon. The target.You have less than 24 hours.You only know that no-one can be trusted…and nothing is what it seems. My Review Very clever plotting with lots of twists and turns. Who can you trust? … Read More Kill a Stranger by Simon Kernick

Dead Already by Tim Adler

What if someone you accidentally killed came back to haunt you? When the perfect crime results in the kidnap and murder of Megan, his only child, East End villain Mickey Speight is grief stricken. But now, nearly thirty years later, Megan sends a message to her father, gone-to-ground in present-day Margate. #DeadAlready @timadlerauthor @NightsBooks @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  As the messages from his dead daughter keep … Read More Dead Already by Tim Adler

Crime and Justice by Martin Bodenham

What if we could no longer trust DNA profiling, the silver bullet of our criminal justice system? For years, we’ve relied on it to solve decades-old crimes, convict the guilty, and liberate the innocent from death row. But what happens to that trust when a crime lab scientist is leaned on to manipulate the evidence or, worse still, lose it altogether? Ruthless Seattle mayor, … Read More Crime and Justice by Martin Bodenham