A collection of four murder mystery novels, all set in the City of Manchester. These books, although sharing a common backdrop and even some supporting characters, are all independent stories and not a series. They also share in having, to a greater or lesser extent, a science fiction element to them although the murder mystery is predominant.
Included titles are:
A serial killer is loose in Manchester masquerading as a vampire, and a forensic psychologist is tasked with creating a profile to help catch them, with unexpected results. The story takes popular myth and, reduced to its essentials, and asks what’s the most rational, scientifically plausible explanation for the phenomenon. Both the underlying myth and the science are very carefully researched.
Reporting on so-called alien abductions, a newspaperman is caught up a mixture of drugs, murder and a truly extraordinary set of events. It intermingles crime with romance and Science Fiction, confronts what we may perceive to be true with logic, and asks us to reconsider.
A physicist, suspected of a murder, tries to answer two questions, who killed the woman in the next room, and how did he see a ghost? There is a rather strong romantic element to this story, but in essence it is a crime mystery. The principal characters, constrained by their connection to a murder investigation, become involved in another, more esoteric investigation of their own.
Humanity is under attack from an enemy within. An enemy unable to be seen or confronted. Nemesis tells how in a battle with no rules, each individual must find their own answers, their own way in which to protect themselves and those they love. The book also invites the reader to reconsider the nature of life itself and whether our current definitions are really adequate.
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Published October 25, 2011
by Coopers Press.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction.