When a woman’s body is found in the grounds of a school, it leads Marc Craig and his team into a darker world than they’ve ever been in before. How is her death linked to a young couple? What’s the significance of a red kite? And how does a young French girl fit into the picture? The only bright spot on the team’s horizon is that one of them is celebrating good news. But will it be enough to help them cope with the darkness that they find? Think of the worst.
The Slowest Cut. Book Six in the Craig Crime Series.
Now complete the The Craig Crime Series:
A Limited Justice
The Grass Tattoo
The Waiting Room
The Broken Shore
The Slowest Cut
The Coercion Key
The Careless Word
The History Suite
The Sixth Estate
The Talion Code
Catriona King’s Craig Series follow Marc Craig and his murder detective team as they hunt killers in Belfast and further afield. A truly modern British/Irish detective series with excellent stories and a real charm.
This Christmas Collection brings together three titles from the STAC 3rd Age Mystery novels for the first time. A Murder For Christmas is the fourth in the series, Murder at the Murder Mystery Weekend is the fifth, and Christmas Crackers is the tenth.
Til Death Us Do Part
It was supposed to be a relaxing weekend off, attending a wedding in the Lake District, but it soon becomes a nightmare for Joe Murray. Not only has he had to shut down the Lazy Luncheonette for the weekend, but it’s intolerably hot and Brenda is in a bad mood and won’t say why.
As if that’s not bad enough, the body of a photographer is found hanging by his own camera strap in a disused, derelict boathouse.
Who was Adam Pitman, what was his beef with bridesmaid Darlene? How well did the bride know him, what secret is the landlord of the Waterside Inn hiding?
Questions, questions, questions.
And Joe is short of time to find the answers.
It’s MURDER amongst the white lace and bouquets.
You can’t escape the past.
DCI Sam Harvey’s mental stability is questioned when he fails to arrest his wife and daughter’s killer. Retired from the police force on ill-health grounds, he relocates to Sunnit-on-Sea where he joins the local bowling club and becomes a member of The Snuffit Club.
Ten years later, members of the club begin to be murdered systematically. Sam suspects there could be a link between the deaths and to what happened to him before he moved to Sunnit-on-Sea.
Feeling somehow responsible, and desperate to find the killer, Sam delves into his past, and in his quest for the truth he finds a dark and secretive world lurking beneath the surface.
Is a serial killer on the loose at the Sunnit-on-Sea Snuffit Club?
Beware the Ides of March…
Brian Wilmer is God’s gift to amateur dramatics – and he knows it. So when the Castlemarsh Players take the ambitious decision to stage Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, there is only one man who can play the title role – even though Brian’s posturing ‘prima donna’ attitude has, over the years, won him few friends and many foes.
Rehearsals progress apace, and the production draws ever closer. But when another member of the cast has to drop out due to illness, local journalist Sarah Carmichael (a stalwart of the Players’ backstage crew) suddenly finds herself called upon to step into the breach at the eleventh hour.
Not surprisingly, Sarah finds that Brian is in his egotistical element playing the mighty Caesar. The fact that the final performance of the play takes place on the infamous Ides of March – the day when, according to tradition, Caesar was fatally stabbed – only adds to the excitement.
But tragedy is waiting in the wings. And when it strikes, it falls to Sarah – with the help of Brian’s personable, and fascinating, nephew Martin Burns – to uncover the incredible truth about what really happened…
Coming, June 21 2017.
One man must stop a psychopath in his tracks…
Chief Inspector Jack Grayson is hunting a serial killer terrorizing London, a stalker who watches his prey carefully and displays the bodies of his young female victims brazenly. But Grayson has a problem – only one lead and scant evidence – and the body count is rising.
He discovers that an unsolved 18-year-old murder case bears all the hallmarks of the current killings, but he still can’t seem to find a single, obvious suspect, and he is so far unable to outthink a master predator.
Grayson must catch a hunter who knows how to outwit the police – a showman intent on completing his macabre collection. But he’s missing a vital clue, a critical piece of the puzzle. When he finally discovers the killer’s identity, he’s completely unprepared for the fallout…
A peculiar invitation to Heidelberg embroils Keira Drummond in the search for a mysterious collection of extraordinary jewels once owned by a Mughal Emperor; a hoard that was last known to be in the possession of Amsterdam resident, Geertje Hoogeveen, in 1910.
Who among the progeny of Geertje – hitherto unfamiliar third cousins brought together for the quest – can Keira rely on? Distrust and suspicion among them is rife.
Which one is greedy, and determined enough, to hire thugs to tail her… and worse… as she travels to Vienna and Minnesota? Can Keira even trust Teun Zeger – a Californian she is becoming very drawn to – as they pair up to unearth the jewellery?
As they follow a trail of clues, will they uncover the full collection before the hired gun kills them? Details remain furtive and undisclosed until danger and death forces their exposé. And who harbours the ultimate mystery item that is even more precious than the Mughal jewels?
Greed, suspicion and murder are balanced by growing family loyalty, trust, and love.
A house fire on a sweltering summer morning comes as no surprise, but when a body is found in the ruins, the Sanford police soon have the prime suspect in their sights. Evidence mounts, an arrest is made, and Joe Murray is at his wits’ end before helps comes from an unexpected quarter.
How could all the evidence be wrong? There’s only one way. It was carefully constructed to point in the wrong direction, and Joe and his partner in crime-detection must pull out all the stops to prove it.
The fourteenth Sanford 3rd Age Club Mystery, and it’s Joe’s toughest, most dangerous case yet.
1942. Karin Schmidt, a former German citizen working for the British government, has disappeared during a spying mission in south-west France. Reporter David Klein is tasked with her search, which he gladly undertakes, despite the risks. In 1939, Karin had helped a Jewish family escape from Germany – and rescued him from Kletschkau prison. He owes her his life. But will he be in time to save her?
Set against the historical background of the Vichy government, the story shows an explosive Adolf Hitler and an irascible Winston Churchill, culminating in Philippe Pétain’s nail-biting trial for treason. David Klein and Karin Schmidt live through agonising times of danger.
Book #2 of the David Klein War Reporter series.
Lamplight: Book #1 of the David Klein War Reporter series is also available.