|About the Book|
The Crime Fiction Box Set Vol One, contains the most exciting, fast-paced and intricate crime writing featuring-Jack-Knifed by Wonny LeaMark Wilson, a decent, well-liked gay man, lives alone in a beautiful house in Cardiff. One Saturday evening,MoreThe Crime Fiction Box Set Vol One, contains the most exciting, fast-paced and intricate crime writing featuring-Jack-Knifed by Wonny LeaMark Wilson, a decent, well-liked gay man, lives alone in a beautiful house in Cardiff. One Saturday evening, his closest friends go to his house for an evening of drinks and catching-up. Finding no answer, the concerned friends break in – to a horrific murder scene. For Mark Wilson has been brutally, sadistically murdered in his own home.As DCI Phelps investigates, Mark’s traumatic early life is revealed. Was his killer someone from his past? Was his sexuality a motive? What about his violent, homophobic father – a man who has already killed more than once …Meanwhile, Mark’s estranged sister Amy broods on the hatred she has for her brother, blaming him for turning their father into a killer. As she sinks further in to the depths of drug addiction, who’s to say what her next move will be? As the body count rises, Phelps and his sergeant, Matt Pryor, soon realise they are on the trail of a serial killer.Guilty by Jane BidderSimon Mills, a solicitor, isn’t the kind of man to go to prison. But one night, after offering to drive their dinner guests home, Simon is involved in an horrific crash down a narrow Devonshire lane and is sent to prison for two years. ‘GUILTY’ is written in two parts: the first deals with Simon’s life in prison and the second, with his life once he’s released. It is told in alternate viewpoints: Claire’s and Simon’s as well as the ghostly voice of Joanna, who died in the crash. This is a haunting modern-day story that could happen to you.TV Detective by Simon HallThe TV Detective finds television reporter Dan Groves newly assigned to the crime beat, and in a state of angst about it. He needs a crash-course in police work- the solution is to shadow Detective Chief Inspector Adam Breen on a high-profile murder inquiry, which doesnt go down well with some members of the police force.The victim is a notorious local businessman, Edward Bray, a man with so many enemies that one of the problems the inquiry faces is having a surplus of suspects. Bray is killed at a prearranged meeting, in a lay-by on a dark and storm-lashed night, by a blast through the heart from a shotgun. Adam investigates and uncovers a tantalising question, which seems to be at the heart of the case: why was the killing planned for a different day, but put off apparently because the weather was sunny?Tensions abound between Dan and the police, and he comes close to being thrown off the case - until the detectives come to realise he might actually be helpful, in using the power of television to tempt the murderer into a trap.Dead Pretty by Roger GranelliMark Richards, having rebuilt his life after a traumatic, deprived past, is a private investigator in London. When his beautiful girlfriend, Lena, is brutally and sadistically slain his life is turned upside down. In his search for her killers, he becomes hunter and hunted, exacting revenge whilst trying to stay alive. His quest turns into a bloody rites of passage, which takes him from London to the Midlands, to the hills of south Wales, and, ultimately, to Amsterdam, where the savage climax of the book is played out amidst the seedy back alleys of the red light district.Absent Light by Eve IsherwoodHelen Powers was once a scene of crimes officer for the West Midlands Police. It’s four years since the case, involving the death of a young teenage girl, shattered her career. In an attempt to rebuild her life, she now works as a portrait photographer.