Category: police drama

Written in Blood by Chris Carter

A serial killer will stop at nothing… His most valuable possession has been stolen. Now he must retrieve it, at any cost. #WritteninBlood  @simonschusteruk  Facebook @carterchris Instagram @chriscarterbooksofficial @AnneCater #RandomThingsTours Angela Wood wanted to teach the man a lesson. It was a bag, just like all the others. But when she opens it, the worst nightmare of her life begins. A journal ends up … Read More Written in Blood by Chris Carter

Cry Baby – A Tom Thorne Novel by Mark Billingham

In the summer of 1996, two boys run from a playground into the adjoining woods, but only one comes out. DS Tom Thorne takes on a case that quickly spirals out of control when two people connected with the missing boy are murdered. As London prepares to host the European Soccer Championships, Thorne fights to keep on top of a baffling investigation while also … Read More Cry Baby – A Tom Thorne Novel by Mark Billingham

Deadly Vengeance by OMJ Ryan

Some people can never escape their past. Deadly Vengeance (Detective Jane Phillips #3) by OMJ Ryan #DeadlyVengeance @OMJRYAN1 #InkubatorBooks @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours When the fifteen-year-old daughter of UK munitions dealer, Sir Richard Hawkins vanishes without a trace – the race is on to find her. But Sir Richard and his wife’s worst fears are realised when they receive a video of Hollie, tied to a … Read More Deadly Vengeance by OMJ Ryan

Blunt Force by Lynda La Plante

Jane Tennison must navigate the salacious world of theatre to solve a brutal murder in the heart of London’s West End, in the brilliant new thriller from the Queen of Crime Drama, Lynda La Plante. Things can’t get much worse for detective Jane Tennison. Unceremoniously kicked off the adrenaline-fuelled Flying Squad, she now plies her trade in Gerald Road, a small and sleepy police … Read More Blunt Force by Lynda La Plante

The Baby Sitter by Phoebe Morgan

On the hottest day of the year, Caroline Harvey is found dead in Suffolk. Her body is left draped over a cot – but the baby she was looking after is missing.   Hundreds of miles away, Siobhan Dillon is on a luxurious family holiday in France when her husband, Callum, is arrested by French police on suspicion of murder.   As Siobhan’s perfect … Read More The Baby Sitter by Phoebe Morgan

A Trade in Tears by Samantha Shiye

Morag, “Mo”, has it all. A happy-go-lucky, free-spirited student and martial arts enthusiast, she’s on top of the world until she finds Cindy beaten and bloodied in the graveyard – ultimately shining a light into unknown shadows of her own childhood. Cindy, eighteen with her whole future in front of her, has lost it all. One victim of many in a brutal string of … Read More A Trade in Tears by Samantha Shiye

Shh by Jocelyn Dexter

What’s the best way to frighten a Deaf person? Turn off the light. It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it isn’t funny at all. Annie Black, who is profoundly deaf, finds herself at the heart of a set of brutal murders.  Teaming up with the lead Detective, the pair attempt to understand the psychology driving the killer. Having a voice, and … Read More Shh by Jocelyn Dexter

Buried by Lynda La Plante

Millions of stolen, untraceable bank notes lie untouched in an old Victorian cottage, the hidden legacy of the Dolly Rawlins and her widows.  But the millions are not forgotten. Released from prison, Esther Freeman is determined to retrieve the money. And so too is Mike Withey, Shirley Miller’s brother and Audrey’s son. When a fire breaks out at the derelict cottage, with a badly … Read More Buried by Lynda La Plante

The Search Party by Simon Lelic

The entire town thinks Sadie Saunders is dead. Missing now for a week, they say she was murdered. And they think they know who did it. Aware of the suspicion that surrounds them – and one of them in particular – Sadie’s five best friends vow to find out the truth. So they pack their bags and set off for the woods where Sadie … Read More The Search Party by Simon Lelic

His and Hers by Alice Feeney

There are two sides to every story: yours and mine, ours and theirs, His & Hers. Which means someone is always lying. Anna Andrews finally has what she wants. Almost. She’s worked hard to become the main TV presenter of the BBC’s lunchtime news, putting work before friends, family, and her now ex-husband. So, when someone threatens to take her dream job away, she’ll do … Read More His and Hers by Alice Feeney

The Last Sister by Kendra Elliott

Yesterday I was unlucky enough – or should that be lucky enough – to be unwell (not at death’s door I hasten to add) so I took the opportunity of a day off work to read this book in almost one go. I only put it down to nap. Wow what a read! What started out as a routine murder-suicide became something very sinister … Read More The Last Sister by Kendra Elliott

Right Behind You by Rachel Abbott

I first discovered Rachel Abbott (and DCI Tom Douglas) a couple of years ago. Right Behind You is my sixth of her novels and in my humble opinion the best and most exciting. We have been following Tom for a long time now and his backstory has moved forwards a lot. His teenage daughter lives with him and Louisa – the latter of whom … Read More Right Behind You by Rachel Abbott