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What would you do to save your dying son? Imagine the doctors told you there was a cure, but only if you had the money. What would you do to get the money to save your son’s life? Would you break the law?
Tony Robson faces this choice when he’s told he needs £3000 per month to carry on the life-saving experimental treatment for his son’s rare disease.
So Tony gets in touch with the criminal element in town. And they have a well-paying job for him . . .
And that decision will blow up everything for the Langthorne Police.
One of the tensest, most authentic police thrillers you will read this year. Full of twists and turns, you won’t want to put this down until the shocking conclusion.
If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Ian Rankin or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.
What readers are saying about Charlie Gallagher’s books
“I was hooked from page 1.” Maggie
“Charlie Gallagher is a police detective which means police procedures are spot on. His cast of characters are believable.” Elizabeth Burns
“Explosive from the opening chapter. Excellent story-line.” Sarah
“It's one of the most exciting, fast-paced crime novels that I've read” GreatStuff
“Probably the best police procedural books I have read, and I have read a lot.” W. Collins
Charlie Gallagher has been a serving UK police officer for ten years. During that time he has had many roles, starting as a front-line response officer, then a member of a specialist tactical team and is currently a detective investigating serious offences.
Langthorne, typical of many smaller seaside towns dotted around the UK's coastline. Once a thriving tourist destination, where the affluent built grand seafront houses, it has suffered a hard fall from grace. Unemployment has blighted the area and so has crime.
George Elms joined the police pretty much straight out of school and now in his mid-thirties, he’s been getting in the faces of criminals for over fifteen years. Well known and respected on both sides of the line, he was responsible for running a team working the crimes that come out of one of the county’s most notorious housing estates. He is married to Sarah and they have a little girl. His boss is Helen Webb, a ruthless woman with secrets to hide.
This is book three of the Langthorne series. It is recommended that you read the series in order.
LANGTHORNE POLICE SERIES
Book 1: BODILY HARM
Book 2: PANIC BUTTON
Book 3: BLOOD MONEY
Book 4: COMING SOON!
THEIR LOST DAUGHTERS
Do you love a gripping mystery with a huge twist? Then try this book by a best-selling author now. You won't be able to put it down. By an author everyone's talking about.
TWO GIRLS GO TO A PARTY, ONLY ONE RETURNS ALIVE
Toni, the surviving teenager, is found deliriously wandering the muddy fields of the fens. She has been drugged and it’s uncertain whether she’ll survive. She says she saw her friend Emily being dragged away from the party. But no one knows who Emily is or even if she’s still alive . . .
Meanwhile the drowned body of another girl has been found on an isolated beach.
And how does this all relate to the shocking disappearance of a little girl nearly a decade ago, a crime which was never solved? The girl’s mother is putting immense pressure on the police to re-open the high-profile case.
FOUR GIRLS. FOUR DAUGHTERS. FOUR FAMILIES WHO NEED JUSTICE AND CLOSURE.
DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans of the Fenland police are stretched to the limit as they try to bring the perpetrators of these shocking crimes to justice.
There is evidence of an illegal drinking club run by a shadowy group of men who are grooming teenagers. And the team come across a sinister former hospital called Windrush which seems to house many dark secrets. A sinister man works on the property alone, but the owner appears to be the perfect gentleman.
Full of twists and turns, this is a crime thriller that will keep you turning the pages until the shocking ending.
What readers are saying about THEIR LOST DAUGHTERS
“Absolutely fantastic read with brilliant characters. I loved the story.” Sue Wallace
“This is a really good! It had some twists I never saw coming and the story was very original and yet not so far-fetched that it was unbelievable.” J. Copeland
“Lots of twists and turns.” Cathie Salva
“Another excellent read from the author.” S. Meikle
"This book had me hooked from the very first page and I read it in almost one sitting." G. Halliday
DS Marie Evans lost her husband in a motorbike accident and has personal connections to the case. DI Jackman leads the team. He is extremely smart and has a knack for bringing out the best in his diverse team.
THIS BOOK IS NOT PART OF THE NIKKI GALENA SERIES BUT TAKES PLACE IN THE SAME STUNNING AREA
Perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott, Sarah A. Denzil, Robert Bryndza, Mel Sherratt, Angela Marsons, Colin Dexter, or Ruth Rendell.
ALSO BY JOY ELLIS
THE NIKKI GALENA SERIES
Book 1: CRIME ON THE FENS
Book 2: SHADOW OVER THE FENS
Book 3: HUNTED ON THE FENS
Book 4: KILLER ON THE FENS
Book 5: STALKER ON THE FENS
Book 6: CAPTIVE ON THE FENS
JACKMAN & EVANS
Book 1: THE MURDERER’S SON
Book 2: THEIR LOST DAUGHTERS
A TEENAGE BOY IS FOUND MURDERED. HE HAS BEEN STABBED THROUGH THE HEART BY A PROFESSIONAL KILLER.
Detective Stephen Greco and his new team discover that the boy is an illegal immigrant. A killer nicknamed “the Knifeman” then strikes again. The murders lead DCI Greco on a dark trail of people smuggling and exploitation.
DCI Greco must quickly get his new team to gel, but he is still recovering from a terrible personal tragedy, and his relationship with DS Grace Harper threatens to turn very unprofessional.
And how is arch-villain and drugs baron Vinny Costello involved? What is his connection to a private clinic specialising in plastic surgery for the city's elite.
This gripping and fast-paced mystery ends with a shocking revelation and an action-packed edge-of-your-seat confrontation.
If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will enjoy this exciting new crime fiction writer.
DCI Stephen Greco is a meticulous policeman with a touch of O.C.D. Easy to admire, but difficult to like. He has created a new team after a personal tragedy threatened to end his career, and is struggling to care for his daughter.
DS Grace Harper is an ambitious young policewoman with excellent people skills. Like Greco, she is a single parent and struggles to balance work and childcare.
The Northern city of Manchester is a place of great diversity, from high-end restaurants and clubs for the moneyed classes to grim housing estates riven by crime and drugs.
DISCOVER YOUR NEXT FAVOURITE MYSTERY SERIES BY THE BEST-SELLING WRITER HELEN H. DURRANT
THE DCI GRECO BOOKS
Book 1: DARK MURDER
Book 2: DARK HOUSES
Book 3: DARK TRADE
THE CALLADINE & BAYLISS MYSTERY SERIES
Book 1: DEAD WRONG
Book 2: DEAD SILENT
Book 3: DEAD LIST
Book 4: DEAD LOST
Book 5: DEAD & BURIED
A COUPLE IS FOUND DEAD IN THEIR CAR ON A REMOTE NATURE RESERVE. WHAT DID THEY KNOW THAT WOULD MAKE SOMEONE KILL TO KEEP THEM SILENT?
Full of twists and turns, this crime thriller will keep you turning the pages until the stunning conclusion.
Sylvia and Ted Armitage, a retired couple, attend the wrong funeral service by mistake. A month later their daughter returns from holiday to find them missing.The police make little headway in tracing their whereabouts until their bodies are found in their car, abandoned in the middle of a copse in a tranquil nature reserve. They appear to have committed suicide, but some of the forensic evidence suggests otherwise. The police slowly make progress and find several links to a shady organisation that owns a string of bars, clubs and cafes.
When another body is found in the same area, DCI Sophie Allen must use all her investigative skills to unravel the connections between these very different victims. Some of the suspects are involved in shady deals and corruption, others are masking dark family secrets. Sophie is joined by two new police officers, Rose Simons and George Warrander, who will transform her team.
If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Colin Dexter, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.
TWISTED CRIMES is book five of a new series of best-selling detective thrillers featuring DCI Sophie Allen, head of the Violent Crime Unit in Dorset.
DCI Sophie Allen is Dorset’s acknowledged expert on murder and violent crime. She is 42 as the series starts, and lives with her husband and younger daughter in Wareham. Her elder daughter is studying in London. Sophie has a law degree and a master’s in criminal psychology. Her brilliant mind conceals some dark secrets from her past.
DS Barry Marsh is based at Swanage police station. He's quiet, methodical and dedicated, the perfect foil for Sophie's hidden fragility.
Dorset. A beautiful English county which includes a stunning section of the coastline, but whose beauty belies darkness beneath the surface.
DISCOVER YOUR NEXT FAVOURITE MYSTERY SERIES NOW
Book 1: DARK CRIMES
A young woman’s body is discovered on a deserted footpath in a Dorset seaside town late on a cold November night. She has been stabbed through the heart.
Book 2: DEADLY CRIMES
A young man’s mutilated body is found on top of the Agglestone, a local landmark on Studland Heath.
Book 3: SECRET CRIMES
The body of an attractive festival-goer is discovered on the rocky shoreline at Peveril Point.
Book 4: BURIED CRIMES
Devastating family secrets from the past. Sisters with a murderous rivalry . . .
BODILY HARM A CRIME THRILLER BY CHARLIE GALLAGHER
24 JANUARY 2017
Joffe Books is delighted to announce the publication of a new series of crime thrillers by a serving police detective, writing under the pen name Charlie Gallagher. Bringing nearly a decade of experience in the police to his writing, Gallagher’s books are the grittiest, most authentic police thrillers you will read this year.
BODILY HARM is the first to be released. An edge-of-your-seat crime thriller starts with a vicious stabbing of a pretty teenage girl and her boyfriend on a local bus. She happens to be the mayor’s niece. It’s the final straw for the local community. The police are desperate to get results and decide on a risky course of action involving undercover infiltration of the notorious Effingell Estate.
Detective George Elms knows this hellish place extremely well, and his sharp investigative mind is put to work to solve the crime. The police are under immense media pressure and conveniently a local lowlife confesses to the attack. But George is not convinced. There are many layers of criminal and police motivation, and few people are what they seem.
Authentic, fast-paced, and with a touch of black humour, you won’t want to put down BODILY HARM to the nail-biting conclusion.
Who can you trust? And when his family is put at risk will DS George Elms go beyond the law?
Charlie Gallagher has been a serving UK police officer for ten years. During that time he has had many roles, starting as a frontline response officer, then a member of a specialist tactical team and is currently a detective investigating serious offences.
The books are set in the fictional town of Langthorne, typical of many smaller seaside towns dotted around the UK's coastline. Once a thriving tourist destination, where the affluent built grand seafront houses, it has suffered a hard fall from grace. Unemployment has blighted the area and so has crime.
Drugs are a big scene. Most UK seaside towns have a problem with them. The Epping Hill estate (known by the locals as Effingell) was constructed in the 80s in response to a sudden demand for social housing and now it's onto the third generation. Thirty years of crime, violence and desperation have become part of the very fabric of the estate.
Joffe Books is one of the UK's leading independent publishers. Focused on crime fiction, thrillers, and mysteries, we are based in vibrant east London, close to the creative and digital communities which inspire us. Our best-selling authors include Helen Durrant, T.J. Brearton, Emma Bennet, Joy Ellis, and Taylor Adams. We're delighted to be working closely with talented authors to help them develop successful careers with thousands of copies of their books being sold, film, audio, and foreign rights sales, and buoyant positions in the best-seller charts. Our growth has been phenomenal and our goal is to continue discovering very talented authors.
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A woman’s body is found floating in a sultry Florida mangrove. She has no ID and there is no indication of cause of death.
Who is she?
Why was she murdered?
Everyone has dark secrets that will be revealed.
Rookie detective Tom Lange couldn’t have got a more difficult first case. The only thing he has to go on is the woman’s butterfly tattoo. His boss, Lauren Blythe, piles the pressure on, and the medical examiner won’t tell him what he needs to know.
Meanwhile Tom’s neighbour Alicia has an abusive boyfriend who Tom clashes with in a way that will have far-reaching consequences.
The body leads Tom on a trail of seedy clubs, narcotics, and danger which is close to home. The book builds up detail by detail, mirroring the painstaking real work of a police murder investigation. In a tumultuous ending, Tom’s world is turned upside down.
You'll be gripped from start to heart-stopping finish in this detailed and authentic detective mystery from T.J. Brearton.
If you like Jeffery Deaver, Linwood Barclay, Lisa Unger, Gillian Flynn, Rachel Abbott, or Mel Sherratt, you will enjoy this compelling book.
THE FRAIL BODY OF A YOUNG BOY IS FOUND DISCARDED IN AN OLD CARDBOARD BOX. EVEN IN A HARD-EDGED TOWN USED TO DEADLY CRIMES, THIS TOUCHES A NERVE.
New York Times bestselling author Da Chen has said E.R. Fallon writes the kind of stories that “. . . we stay up all night to finish.”
Who dumped the boy’s body in this desolate part of the city and why? And why is he missing his spleen?
BODY IN THE BOX is the first book in a gripping new mystery series featuring three very different homicide detectives.
Detectives Dino Cooper and Terry Jackson have been partners and friends for years. Now a new detective is drafted in to join them: Rebecca Everhart. They must quickly learn to work together on the biggest case of their careers, the disturbing discovery of the ‘Body in the Box’, as it’s known by the captivated media and the city’s worried citizens.
The case takes the three detectives deep inside the lives of Newark’s insular Eastern European immigrant community and the world of unlawful medical practices. It also brings back an eerie childhood memory of Dino’s, where a boy from his neighborhood vanished and was never seen again.
What appears to be a straightforward, modern-day murder case has more to do with the past than the present, and the detectives come to a genuinely unnerving — and life-threatening — conclusion.
This gripping detective novel following the work and relationships struggles of the detectives will appeal to fans of Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins Dennis Lehane, or Lisa Unger.