Tag: Police Procedural

Death Wore White

At 5.15 p.m. Harvey Ellis was trapped–stranded in a line of eight cars by a blizzard on a Norfolk coast road. At 8.15 p.m. Harvey Ellis was dead; viciously stabbed at the wheel of his truck. His killer has achieved the impossible: striking without being »


By popular demand, Philip Dryden returns in an intriguing new fenland mystery. Journalist Philip Dryden is shocked to be informed by police that his father has been killed in a car accident – he drowned during the fenland floods of 1977, 35 years before. At the same time, two unrelated cases are demanding Dryden’s professional attention: a body riddled with bullets found hanging in the middl... »

Death on Demand

When the newspapers turn up to cover Ruby Bright’s 100th birthday, they find her seaside care home is a murder scene. Someone spirited Ruby away by wheelchair down to the water’s edge on the idyllic north Norfolk coast, and strangled her. But why kill a harmless centurion? As Detective Inspector Shaw and Detective Sergeant Valentine investigate, it’s clear Ruby wasn’t the f... »

The Moth Catcher

The Moth Catcher is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves’ Vera Stanhope series – now the major ITV detective drama Vera, starring Brenda Blethyn.’This case was different from anything Vera had ever worked before. Two bodies, connected but not lying together. And nothing made her feel as alive as murder.’ Life seems perfect in Valley Farm, a quiet community in Northumberland. The... »

Harbour Street

Harbour Street is the sixth book in Ann Cleeves’ Vera Stanhope series – now the major ITV detective drama Vera, starring Brenda Blethyn.A KILLING. In Newcastle, Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter Jessie travel home on the busy Metro. The train is stopped unexpectedly, and Jessie sees that one woman doesn’t leave with the other passengers: Margaret Krukowski has been fatally ... »

A Terminal Agenda (The Severance Trilogy, Book 1)

When the only form of justice that counts is your own. DCI Nick Severance investigates murders, a rare occurrence in the City of London. When a man dies violently one morning, only yards from the police station, the motive eludes him. The victim had recently been in India, looking for an ancient tomb that could contain something priceless. Was that reason enough to kill him? »

Countdown City

“[The] weird, beautiful, unapologetically apocalyptic Last Policeman trilogy is one of my favorite mystery series.”-John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and Paper TownsWinner of the 2014 Philip K. Dick AwardThe Last Policeman received the 2013 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original–along with plenty of glowing reviews.    Now Detective Hank Palace returns in Countdown Ci... »

Rough Justice

Who hunts the hunters?When a man is found dead, mutilated in his house, DS Wendy Knight and DCI Jack Culverhouse soon realise that Jeff Brelsford was killed for one reason: he was a paedophile.As Wendy does her job and tries to find the killer, Culverhouse is less keen. As far as he’s concerned, this is justice.With Culverhouse’s attitude and stubbornness leaving him on the sidelines, ... »

The Philosophy of Disgrace

Rachel hasn’t been home for twenty years, now her mother is dead and she is is summoned home by her sister, but there are people she doesnt want to see and secrets she doesnt want to reveal. As she helps to clear her old home, evidence of a dark and difficult past plunge her into the centre of a murder investigation, and bring her face to face with the one person she really didn’t want... »

More Than Meets the Eye

A shocking murder in a garden paradise marks the start of a difficult new case for Lambert and Hook. – Dennis Cooper is one of the few full-time resident National Trust curators in England and lives with his wife in the grounds of the spectacular Westbourne Gardens, which receives thousands of visitors each year. On the face of things, Dennis lives a perfect life and has a dream job, but thi... »