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The Missing And The Dead (DI Tom Blake Book 3)



Soon after he saves a young man from jumping to his death from an eight-storey building, DI Tom Blake is called to investigate the discovery of human remains on a demolition site in Stoke-on-Trent city centre.


The bones confront him with a cold-case from 1978. Was the murder of a notorious seventies gangster linked to the disappearance of a young Italian man over a gambling debt? Or is there an even darker story to uncover?




Six-year-old Daisy Ellis went missing the night her house burned down in 1978, killing both her parents. Lorna Atwood, thirteen, caught a bus into town on a cold night in 1978, and was never seen again. Blake stumbles upon these mysterious disappearances when delving into his cold-case murder: could there be a link?




Blake's hunt for the killer plunges him into decades-old secrets. Opening up this cold-case strikes fear into the hearts of witnesses, and takes Blake back in time to a derelict children’s home: a place with a disturbing history.


As past collides perilously with present, Blake finds himself part of a terrifying investigation that will lead to a chilling realisation of the killer’s identity…


What readers are saying:


 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. 



THE MISSING AND THE DEAD is scheduled for release on 26th February 2021 on Amazon. And, I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that the book is a FREE novela available for everyone to download.


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The Missing And The Dead (DI Tom Blake Book 3)

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