When the body of a young man is washed up on the beach in the quiet coastal town of Helmsmouth, blind ex-detective John Steadman has a brutal murder case to solve. When another murder victim is found in the same place, the crime turns into a challenging case of false identity. And then a third body is found, locked inside a freezer in an abandoned warehouse… Steadman knows the murders must somehow be connected to each other, and possibly to the seedy underworld of organised crime, but is someone else working behind the scenes to stop him unravelling the case?
ISBN: 978 1 86151 721 0
Have I got a case for you! You’ll love this one – both hands screwed to the desk and a copper wire neatly threaded through his neck holding his head on to the back of the chair… Someone had squirted whisky into both lungs. Filled the buggers almost to the top. But, and here’s the rub, it was done after he was dead…
ISBN: 978 1 86151 130 0
Someone from Detective Inspector John Steadman’s past hated (or feared him) enough to hire professional killers to murder him and his wife. The hit was carried out with ruthless efficiency, except for one detail…
The bullet that smashed into Steadman’s skull left him blind, but still alive – and still equipped with one of the finest minds in the force
This is a gripping read - full of sophisticated twists and turns, interesting and convincing characters and perfectly observed medical/forensic gore.... I really hope the stage is set for a series of similarly fascinating cases for the blind detective to solve. Can't wait!
for Blind Pursuit.
Praise & Reviews
The second book is just as gripping as the first and invites an all nighter. The characterisation of the detective John and his dog are very realistic and give great insight into the problems faced by a man losing his sight in traumatic circumstances and the benefits of having a dog . The setting and people are so vivid that you feel you know them. A beautifully written novel with great descriptions and witty dialogue. There must be a sequel soon.
Amazon review for
A very intriguing story...the author has created a multi layered story arc but at no time does it become confusing.
Excellent characters, good development throughout the story.