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Book #3 of the gripping DI Tom Blake crime series

A FORTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD MURDER

MISSING CHILDREN

A KILLER WHO HAS NEVER BEEN                          CAUGHT

"I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough.

The author has an amazing natural 

storytelling talent. The ending is very clever."

Reader review

ABOUT

I grew up in Stoke-on-Trent and spent many years doing less than ideal jobs in and around the Potteries five towns, before finally taking the plunge and quitting work to follow my creative side, after contracting asthma through dust and chemical inhalation. As a keen horse-racing fan, I started off in 2007 self-publishing racing how-to manuals.


But my real passion is for crime fiction, both reading and writing. Inspired by authors such as Peter James, Val McDermid, James Oswald, Kate Ellis, and Ian Rankin, and in need of a new challenge, I began writing crime fiction in 2014.

 

After months of hard slog and sheer determination, I finished my first novel: The Killer Shadow Thieves. This is (book 1) of my DI Tom Blake Murder Squad series of gritty crime books set in Stoke on Trent, involving charismatic DI Tom Blake and his larger-than-life sidekick DS Jon Murphy. Book 2, A Place of Reckoning, along with book 1, has been read by thousands of readers and both have hit the top 100 on Amazon several times since being released.

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING

THE MISSING AND THE DEAD

Former Detective and crime author, John Pye

 

"An engrossing and well-crafted whodunit, with a shocking twist that will leave readers breathless."


Mark Fern - Bookmark Facebook readers group

"Very well written, with great characters and twists and turns. A page-turner that kept me reading and I was keen to see what happened: the ending was totally unexpected, with a shocking twist!"

 

Audrey Gibson Goodreads

"A brilliant story with engaging characters; it flowed really well and kept me wondering what really happened all those years ago. Everything tied up well at the end with a very clever ending I must say."

HEATHER EAMES, 

BOOK JAR JOURNEYS BLOG

THE KILLER SHADOW THIEVES

"Four out of five stars for a very exciting novel, this is a police procedural set in Stoke-on-Trent and the surrounding areas but with a whole lot more. The characters grow on you as the story progresses. The book feels very real and I would recommend it."

THE KILLER SHADOW THIEVES

 

"I've done a review for my Facebook group Book Mark!

 

I loved this book!!!! Great story, good solid characters. I liked DI Blake very much and enjoyed the easy flow of the authors writing. The story drew me in and kept me there and I got to know the characters quickly."

 

‘Brilliant debut from a writer to watch.’

 

 

ALYSON READ, 

GOODREADS

MARK FEARN, BOOK MARK

 

J.F.BURGESS BOOKS

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  • DI TOM BLAKE BOOK 2 LAUNCH
    Stoke-on-Trent
    Feb 29, 2020, 1:00 PM
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