SCARRED FOR LIFE (Jessica Daniel Season 2, Book 2)
OUT: 28 February
A mound of leaves had been shoved backwards into the gully but that wasn’t what his eyes were drawn to. Poking through the undergrowth was a pale, lifeless human arm.
When the broken body of a talented student is found dumped in the grounds of a university, Detective Jessica Daniel is called in to investigate. The victim had connections to the rowing club and an Olympic medallist. But is the death the result of a sporting accident gone wrong or has there been a murder at the university?
When a dog walker discovers the body of a woman a few days later, an overworked Jessica finds herself trying to solve two cases. Could a mysterious tattoo link the bodies to a serial killer?
As the pressure to solve the crimes increases, Jessica’s personal and professional lives collide. She receives a chilling letter through her front door, accusing her of arresting the wrong man. Someone close to her could be in grave danger…
CROSSING THE LINE (Jessica Daniel Season 2, Book 1)
A serial killer with a past. A detective with a secret…
Twenty-five years ago, the Stretford Slasher murdered eight women and was locked behind bars for life. But after the notorious serial killer dies in prison, there is a new series of attacks bearing all the hallmarks of the originals. Victims are being targeted in broad daylight and people are scared to go out…
Recently promoted Detective Inspector Jessica Daniel is heading up the investigation. To unmask the culprit, Jessica must first unravel the truth behind decades of secrets. With so many leads, she enlists the help of Detective Superintendent Niall Hambleton – the man who arrested the Stretford Slasher.
Will Jessica be able to connect the crimes before someone else gets hurt? And how far will she go to solve the case?
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS (Jessica Daniel Season 1, Book 7)
A killer with a lesson to teach. A detective with nothing left to lose.
When the body of a young man is pulled is out of a canal, it appears to be a tragic case of a troubled runaway. But all is not as it seems…
Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel has barely left her house in months, isolated away from friends and colleagues. She may have given up on herself but one man is sure she still has something to offer.
DCI Jack Cole gives her a chance at redemption: An opportunity to help a neighbouring force by discovering what is going on with a reclusive community living in a stately home in the middle of nowhere.
People are going missing, turning up dead with only a vague link back to the house. But can Jessica beat her own demons in time to find the twisted individual responsible, and discover exactly what’s going on behind closed doors?
THE MISSING DEAD (Jessica Daniel Season 1, Book 6)
When a couple arrive home to find their teenage babysitter, Oliver, has disappeared, they are angry their young daughter has been left alone. Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel is sent to investigate and it quickly becomes clear that something truly sinister has happened.
Oliver didn’t leave. He was taken.
In a sickening twist, a journalist discovers that an obituary was placed for the victim just days before he went missing. And it’s only a matter of time before the body is discovered.
As Jessica and her team work to solve the crime, a woman is killed. Her brutal murder is identical to the dead teenager’s. Jessica knows there must be a link but someone isn’t telling the truth. Can she work out who . . . before someone else dies?
PLAYING WITH FIRE (Jessica Daniel Season 1, Book 5)
Seven years ago Martin Chadwick set fire to a Manchester pub, not knowing a teenager was sleeping inside. Chadwick’s release from prison is imminent, with journalists gearing up for a good old-fashioned media lynching.
With the victim’s father telling the papers he is out for revenge, DS Jessica Daniel is left to keep an eye on Chadwick and his fiery eighteen-year-old son.
If that’s not enough to keep her occupied, a private investigator is doing a fine job sticking his oar in, it looks like there’s a schoolgirl suicide ring in operation, her car is working a little too well, and the endless rain continues to pound her northern home.
Jessica’s personal and professional life is in the balance – giving her barely enough time to focus on the person in her midst seemingly intent on burning everything to the ground.
THINK OF THE CHILDREN (Jessica Daniel Season 1, Book 4)
Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel is first on the scene as a stolen car crashes on a misty, wet Manchester morning. The driver is dead, but the biggest shock awaits her when she discovers the body of a child wrapped in plastic in the boot of the car.
As Jessica struggles to discover the identity of the driver, a thin trail leads her first to a set of clothes buried in the woods and then to a list of children’s names abandoned in an allotment shed.
With the winter chill setting in and parents looking for answers, Jessica must find out who has been spying on local children, and how this connects to a case that has been unsolved for 14 years.
THE WOMAN IN BLACK (Jessica Daniel Season 1, Book 3)
A severed hand is discovered in the centre of Manchester and the only clue Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel has to go on is CCTV footage of a woman in a long black robe placing it carefully on the ground.
With a growing missing persons list and frantic families wondering if the body part could belong to their absent loved ones, Jessica must solve the case fast.
When a second hand is found and a local politician’s wife goes missing, Jessica is left battling her bosses – and their bosses. Amid conflicting orders, one woman is convinced her son’s girlfriend is responsible, but something doesn’t add up. Who is the mysterious woman in black and how is she connected to the abandoned body parts?
Then, unnervingly, a detached finger arrives in the post for Jessica – and it’s clear the culprit knows exactly who she is.
VIGILANTE (Jessica Daniel Season 1, Book 2)
When the body of a man is discovered with multiple stab wounds, Detective Jessica Daniel thinks it could be another drug-related murder. But then two more victims are found with similar markings. Each of the men were hardened criminals but is that the only link?
As Jessica is drawn into her most difficult case yet, dead bodies continue to pile up as the media go to town with headlines of a ‘Vigilante’ on the streets.
Then forensics match blood from the killer to a man already behind bars: Donald McKenna. Serving life in prison, Donald is a dangerous individual with the perfect alibi. But Jessica is sure he’s lying – and that he’s not the only one.
Can she catch a ruthless killer before he takes his next victim? And as Jessica inches closer to the truth, can she protect those nearest to her?
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THE KILLER INSIDE (Jessica Daniel Season 1, Book 1)
When the body of a woman is found in a locked house, Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel is called in to investigate a seemingly impossible murder. Without a key, how did the killer get in or out?
Jessica is under intense pressure to solve the case fast, but as she and her team chase down flimsy leads, she realises this might just be the toughest case she has ever handled.
Then a second body is discovered bearing the same hallmarks as the first victim, and Jessica’s worst fears are confirmed: the hunt is for a serial killer, and only one thing is certain: they will strike again.
Can she get to him before the body count rises? And is she prepared to put her own life in terrible danger to catch the murderer?
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