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Cold Kill

"Heart-racing, bone-chilling ... one of his darkest and most haunting stories yet"

Pendle Today


"Fantastic, page-turning ... interesting and clever thriller"

Dot Scribbles


"Taut, atmospheric ... positively bristles with psychological tension"

Lancashire Evening Post


"A dark creepy tale .... all too real, all too shocking, and all too chilling

Keith B. Walters, Books and Writers



Her mouth was filled and no more talk

And her legs were bound so no more walk

Her hands were tied and no more claw

And her eyes were closed so she sees no more

"When Jane Roberts is found dead in a woodland area, Detective Sergeant Laura McGanity is first on the scene. The body bears a chilling similarity to a woman - Deborah Corley - murdered three weeks earlier. Both have been stripped, strangled and defiled.


When reporter Jack Garrett starts digging for dirt on the notorious Whitcroft estate, he finds himself face-to-face with Jane's father, local gangland boss Don Roberts, who won't stop until justice is done. It seems that the two murdered women were linked in more ways than one and a dirty secret is about to surface that some would prefer stay buried.


As the killer circles once more, Jack and Laura must stop him before he strikes again. But his sights are set on his next victim and he's watching Laura's every move....​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​"


So ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​goes the cover blurb.


The inspiration for Cold Kill came from an American source, namely Dennis Rader, the self-proclaimed BTK killer (bind them, torture them, kill them). It was one particular thing that he did, and the reason why, that intigued me, in that he used to stuff the various orifices of his victims with leaves and soil debris. If you want to know the reason, you'll have to read the book.


Cold Kill has been my biggest success to date, topping the UK ebook chart for four weeks in the summer of 2011, and was the third biggest selling ebook across all genres in 2011. That makes me very proud, and it helped me reach a much wider audience.


It's also the final Jack Garrett and Laura McGanity book, and for that reason alone, it remains very special to me.

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