When DI Geraldine Steel relocates to the quiet rural town of Woolsmarsh, she expects to find her new home to be somewhere where nothing much ever happens; a space where she can battle her demons in private. But when she finds herself pitted against a twisted killer preying on local young women, she quickly discovers how wrong she is....
"Decent debut British Police Procedural"
Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel relocates to London to take on another harrowing murder investigation. The bodies of two black girls are discovered in quick succession in North London; two teeth from each victim extracted after death. One of the girls worked in a massage parlour and suspicion falls on a client of hers, a known racist, but while the police flounder, the killer takes another girl home to his attic, where he keeps his victims chained up while he shows them his 'collection'.
Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel returns in an exhilarating case of grisly murder in London. When a successful businessman is brutally murdered, the police suspect his glamorous wife and her young lover. Then the victim's business partner suffers the same gruesome fate and when yet another body is discovered, seemingly unrelated to the first two, the police are baffled.
"The Bones of a Good Story There"
Lucy Hall arrives in the Seychelles determined to leave her worries behind. The tropical paradise looks sun-soaked and picture-perfect - but as Lucy soon discovers, appearances can be very deceptive. A deadly secret lurks in the island's history, buried deep but not forgotten. And it is about to come to light. As black clouds begin to gather over what promised to be a relaxing family break, Lucy realises that her father stands in the eye of the coming storm.
"awful, bumbling disjointed book"
When a man dies in a gas explosion, the police suspect arson, and the Murder Investigation Team is called in to investigate. But the case takes on a new and terrible twist when a local villain is viciously attacked. As the police enquiries lead from the expensive Harchester Hill estate to the local brothel, a witness dies in a hit-and-run. Was it coincidence - or cold-blooded murder? The Murder Investigation Team has problems of its own – and so does Geraldine Steel. A shocking revelation threatens her peace of mind as the investigation races towards its dramatic climax.
When the corpse of Abigail Kirby is discovered, the police are shocked to learn that the victim's tongue was cut out while she lay dying. Then, shortly after coming forward, a witness to the crime is blinded and murdered. Abigail Kirby's teenage daughter runs away from home to meet a girl who befriended her online; too late, she realises she has made a dreadful mistake - a mistake that may cost her life.
Lucy Hall's first summer in Paris promises to be idyllic. She's fallen in love with the city and enjoys her new job as an investigative reporter. When her friend Nina comes to stay, the girls look forward to a wonderful summer. But Paris is a city of contrasts and Lucy is about to experience its dangerous side.
When three dead bodies are discovered in quick succession on his home patch in Kent, DI Ian Peterson becomes too embroiled in a complex murder investigation to worry about his forthcoming promotion or the state of his marriage. The first victim is a middle class housewife, stabbed to death in a park. Her husband is in the clear until the prostitute who provided him with an alibi is murdered. While the police are busy gathering evidence, a second prostitute is killed.
Eine Explosion reißt das mittelalterliche Städtchen Harchester frühmorgens aus dem Schlaf. Das Haus der Cliffs brennt, der Ehemann Thomas stirbt an einer Rauchvergiftung. DI Geraldine Steel, die ermittelnde Polizistin, glaubt nicht an einen Unfall, womit sie Recht behalten soll. Erste Spuren deuten auf die trauernde Witwe als Täter, die zudem kein Alibi vorweisen kann. Doch dann tauchen neue Beweise auf, die den Mord mit einer Einbruchsserie in Verbindung bringen.
Nach der Trennung von ihrem Lebensgefährten wagt Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel den beruflichen Neuanfang in Woolsmarsh, einer beschaulichen Kleinstadt im Herzen Englands. Doch auch hier lauert das Verbrechen, denn bereits kurz nach Geraldines Ankunft geschieht ein furchtbarer Mord: Im Stadtpark wurde eine junge Frau erwürgt. Alle Spuren, die Geraldine und ihr Team verfolgen, führen ins Nichts. Es beginnt ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit, denn Geraldine weiß: Dieser Mörder wird nicht aufhören, zu töten, bis ihn jemand aufhält.