One Dead Witness by Nick Oldham
(Henry Christie Series)

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ONE DEAD WITNESS is the third of Nick Oldham’s gritty, fast paced, highly acclaimed and well reviewed thrillers set in the northwest of England, featuring Henry Christie and is now available for the first time in e-format.

A raging storm ... the end of a torrid affair ... a murderous convict on the loose ... a tower ‘jumper’ ... and in the middle of it all, Henry Christie...

It’s difficult to have any sympathy for a prisoner like Louis Trent – no matter how much the other inmates abuse him. For Trent is a child-molester, one of the nastiest kind. Just how nasty, the authorities and his tormentors are about to find out...
Not much is going right for DC Danielle Furness. Chasing eleven–year-old runaway Claire Lilton along a wave-battered Blackpool seafront is only the beginning. Tonight Danny must end the affair with her married lover, which is bound to make life difficult at work. Serves her right for sleeping with the boss.
But Danny’s personal problems pale into insignificance when Louis Trent explodes out of jail. Now Trent is heading for his old haunt, Blackpool, with murder on his mind – for the young girls he preys on, like Claire, and for the woman who put him in prison in the first place: DC Danny Furness...


‘Oldham takes the taut pacing, gripping suspense, and hard-edged plotting that readers have to expect from the best British procedurals and adds a fresh twist. A touch of James Ellroy thrown into a John Harvey-style procedural makes a powerful combination’ – Booklist.
‘The genuine article - a tale from the cutting edge of law enforcement that is utterly authentic. I think this new author is a real find’ – Mystery and Thriller Guild
‘Every detail in this gripping, fast-paced story has the ring of truth’ – Bradford Telegraph and Argus
‘Placing his story right at the heart of Lancashire Constabulary gives his book a compelling truth’ – Manchester Evening News
‘Oldham believes in a bloody good time ... and several dandy plot twists’ – Kirkus Reviews
‘Like everything ‘good’ in life, a fast-paced, old fashioned shoot ‘em up is hard to find. Fortunately we have Oldham’s latest novel to remind us what it’s all about’ – Publisher’s Weekly
 

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Published March 21, 2012 by Headline Book Publishing. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror. Fiction

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