DARK CRIMES a gripping detective thriller full of suspense by MICHAEL HAMBLING

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Introducing DCI Sophie Allen in an exciting new detective series that will have you gripped from start to heart-stopping finish

A young woman’s body is discovered on a deserted footpath in a Dorset seaside town late on a cold November night. She has been stabbed through the heart.

It seems like a simple crime for DCI Sophie Allen and her team to solve. But not when the victim’s mother is found strangled the next morning. The case grows more complex as DCI Sophie Allen discovers that the victims had secret histories, involving violence and intimidation. There’s an obvious suspect but Detective Allen isn't convinced. Could someone else be lurking in the shadows, someone savagely violent, looking for a warped revenge?



If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Colin Dexter, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.



DARK CRIMES is the first in a series of detective thrillers featuring DCI Sophie Allen, head of the newly formed Violent Crime Unit in Dorset. She is pushed to the limit in her first major case as the team's head.



DCI Sophie Allen is Dorset’s acknowledged expert on murder and violent crime. She is 42 as the series starts, and lives with her husband and younger daughter in Wareham. Her elder daughter is studying in London. Sophie has a law degree and a master’s in criminal psychology. Her brilliant mind conceals some dark secrets from her past.



DS Barry Marsh is based at Swanage police station. He's quiet, methodical and dedicated, the perfect foil for Sophie's hidden fragility.



The books are set in the beautiful county of Dorset, which includes a stunning section of the English coastline, but whose beauty belies darkness beneath the surface.



DEADLY CRIMES, book two in the DCI Sophie Allen series can be ordered now!



A young man’s mutilated body is found on top of the Agglestone, a well-known local landmark on Studland Heath

It seems that he was involved in a human trafficking and prostitution gang. But why is DCI Sophie Allen keeping something back from her team? Is it linked to the extraordinary discovery of her own father's body at the bottom of a disused mineshaft, more than forty years after he disappeared?



SECRET CRIMES DCI Sophie Allen book three is out now: Two women go away for the weekend, but only one comes back alive. Was it just the music they were into? And who was the man the victim met at the festival?



BURIED CRIMES Sophie Allen book four. Devastating family secrets from the past. Sisters with a murderous rivalry . . .



 

About MICHAEL HAMBLING

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Published March 14, 2016 by Joffe Books Mystery, Crime Thriller, Suspense. 281 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Romance, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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