crime thriller

NEW RELEASE: Dark Trade by Helen H. Durrant

 

 

 

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XGJWGHB/

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XGJWGHB/

 

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.

THE DETECTIVES
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 SETTING
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

The most authentic crime thriller of the year. Written by a serving UK police detective

PRESS RELEASE

 

BODILY HARM A CRIME THRILLER BY CHARLIE GALLAGHER

24 JANUARY 2017

Charlie Gallagher is a serving UK police detective

Charlie Gallagher is a serving UK police detective

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

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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NEW RELEASE: Meet DI Nikki Galena

 

A NEW CRIME THRILLER WITH A COMPELLING DETECTIVE WHO WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO AVENGE HER DAUGHTER 

THE DETECTIVE DI Nikki Galena: A police detective with nothing left to lose, she’s seen a girl die in her arms, and her daughter will never leave the hospital again. She’s got tough on the criminals she believes did this to her. Too tough. And now she’s been given one final warning: make it work with her new sergeant, DS Joseph Easter, or she’s out. 

HER PARTNER DS Joseph Easter is the handsome squeaky-clean new member of the team. But his nickname “Holy Joe” belies his former life as a soldier. He has an estranged daughter who blames him for everything that went wrong with their family. 

THEIR ADVERSARY is a ruthless man who holds DI Galena responsible for his terrible disfigurement. 

The town is being terrorised by gangs of violent thugs, all wearing identical hideous masks. Then a talented young female student goes missing on the marsh and Nikki and Joseph find themselves joining forces with a master criminal in their efforts to save her. They need to look behind the masks, but when they do, they find something more sinister and deadly than they ever expected . . . 

This is an exciting and absorbing crime thriller that you won't be able to put down from start to thrilling finish 

THE SETTING The Lincolnshire Fens: great open skies brood over marshes, farmland, and nature reserves. It is not easy terrain for the Fenland Constabulary to police, due to the distances between some of the remote Fen villages, the dangerous and often misty lanes, and the poor telephone coverage. There are still villages where the oldest residents have never set foot outside their own farmland and a visit to the nearest town is a major event. But it has a strange airy beauty to it, and above it all are the biggest skies you’ve ever seen. 

DISCOVER YOUR NEXT FAVOURITE MYSTERY SERIES NOW 

Perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott, Robert Bryndza, Mel Sherratt, Angela Marsons, Colin Dexter, or Ruth Rendell. 

CRIME ON THE FENS is the first novel in a gripping new crime fiction series. The next book SHADOW OVER THE FENS will be released very soon. 

PRAISE FOR JOY ELLIS: 
“Joy Ellis’s future books will be something to look forward to.” Eurocrime.co.uk