michael hambling

NEW RELEASE: TWISTED CRIMES by Michael Hambling

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? 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01NBU5061

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NBU5061

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. 

THE DETECTIVES
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.

THE SETTING
Dorset. A beautiful English county which includes a stunning section of the coastline, but whose beauty belies darkness beneath the surface.

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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 . . .