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DEADLY DANCE (RELEASED OCTOBER 2019)

The discovery of the partially-clothed body of a teenage girl in the heart of Bristol's red light district indicates a tragic yet familiar scenario. But this marks the start of a baffling murder investigation where nothing is as it first appears. DI Vogel is led towards three very different protagonists, each of whom grow increasingly chilling...

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DREAMS OF FEAR (RELEASED OCTOBER 2019)

A young mother’s death leads Bristol detective David Vogel to uncover a shocking series of family secrets stretching back 30 years.

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WHEEL OF FIRE

This David Vogel mystery brings a tale of international financial intrigue, culminating in arson and violent death, to the rolling green hills of the English countryside. When the head of one of the world’s biggest private banks burns to death in a catastrophic fire at his Somerset manor house Vogel finds himself investigating one of the most complex and bewildering cases he has ever encountered.

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DEATH COMES FIRST (2015)

If you can't trust your family, where do you turn . . . Joyce Mildmay's life is torn apart when her husband Charlie is killed in a tragic yachting accident. Though financially secure, Joyce is left to raise their three children by herself within Tarrant Park, a secluded gated development set in the rural countryside outside of Bristol.

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FRIENDS TO DIE FOR (2014)

A group of friends living in Covent Garden are subjected to the whims of a dangerous prankster. At first, the tricks are somewhat funny, if inconvenient. But as they continue they become more violent until finally someone lies dead...

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NO REASON TO DIE (2004)

John Kelly, once a reporter, always a maverick, has become embroiled in the mystery surrounding a series of disturbing deaths at a tough army training base in the heart of Dartmoor. Several young men and women have died suddenly and tragically, mostly from gunshot wounds that the army claims to have been self-inflicted. There is a plausible explanation for each death individually, but when put together these explanations look very suspicious indeed...

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THE CRUELLEST GAME (2013)

THE LIE WAS JUST THE BEGINNING... Marion Anderson lives the perfect life. She has a beautiful home, a handsome and loving husband, and an intelligent and caring son. But as easily as perfect lives are built, they can also be demolished. When tragedy strikes at the heart of her family, Marion finds herself in the middle of a nightmare, with no sign of waking-up....

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WHEN THE DEAD CRY OUT (2003)

One stormy February afternoon Clara Marshall collected her daughters, six-year-old Loraine and five-year-old Janine, from school. They were never seen again. Richard Marshall, Clara's heartbroken husband, had discovered his wife was having an affair with an Australian backpacker and believed her to have run away with him, taking the children with her, destroying the family for ever. That was twenty-seven years ago. John Kelly...

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A MOMENT OF MADNESS (2002)

Will the secrets of a dark night ever be revealed? When rock idol Scott Silver is found murdered, the prime suspect lies dead next to him. For Silver's killer broke into his mansion home on the South Devon coast and it appears that the rock star's mesmerising widow Angel killed the intruder in self defence. However, gradually an intense and complex tale of intrigue and deception evolves...

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A KIND OF WILD JUSTICE (2001)

A chance DNA test proves without doubt what DS Mike Fielding has always known - that the man tried for the barbaric murder of local Devon girl Angela Philips twenty years before, the man who walked free, was the Beast of Dartmoor. It is a bitter victory. Because the law of double jeopardy means James O'Donnell can't be tried again. He is still a free man...

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A DEEP DECEIT (2000)

'A very classy crime yarn' - Manchester Evening News.


Although to all appearances Suzanne and Carl Peters live an idyllic life in pretty St Ives, beneath the veneer of domestic bliss lurks a dark secret which threatens to destroy everything they hold dear. For the last seven years they have lived a lie, lived in fear that the violence of the past will catch up with them, and now it seems that their worst nightmares are coming true.Suzanne was a damaged child, and she has grown into a damaged woman....

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FOR DEATH COMES SOFTLY (1999)

Fanatical love, dangerous obsession and a terrible deadly secret. . . . Detective Chief Inspector Rose Piper flees to a remote island off the North Devon coast for a much-needed break, her marriage over. Unexplained events on the island put Rose's life in danger - but throw her into the path of Robin Davey, charismatic owner of the island...

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A PASSION SO DEADLY (1998)

A sexually charged crime novel moving between Bristol and the West Country, as scandal rocks the heart of a small village community. Previous novels by this author include "Cruelty of Morning" and "A Fancy to Kill For"...

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A FANCY TO KILL FOR (1997)

Actor Richard Corrington is a rich, handsome and a household name -but is he sane? Journalist Joyce Carter is murdered in her Devon cottage, a few miles from Richard's country home and forensics implicate Richard in the killing. Also among the suspects are Joyce's jealous, druggy toyboy lover and Richard's own wife, the beautiful, icy Amanda, who suspects her husband of having an affair with Joyce. Devon policeman Todd Mallett believes that Joyce's murder is part of something much more sinister...

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THE CRUELTY OF MORNING (1995)

In 1967 young Jennifer Stone discovers the corpse of an unidentified young woman in the sea. The next day a local girl disappears; she never reappears and the murder remains unsolved. Twenty years later Jennifer, now a successful newspaper reporter, has to uncover the secrets of the murders....

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