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The Death Collector

"Pacy and packed with atmosphere"

Irish Independent


"a clock-ticking suspense ride that will keep you up all night"

Peterborough Telegraph


"informed and entertaining blend of the legal and police thrillers. The Death Collector is assured, cleverly layered and builds to a thrilling and atmospheric climax"

Chris Ewan

Bestselling author of Safe House


"Excellent writing and a voice of authority, Neil White snares you with his neat plots and real but likeable characters. Top notch thrills from a master of his craft."

Paul Finch

Bestselling author of the Heck series


The Death Collector is the second book in the Parker brothers trilogy.

Joe Parker is a criminal lawyer from Manchester and Sam Parker is a detective in the same city. Park detective with the Greater Manchester Police force. Together they must solve a puzzling case that is chilling Manchester to the bone...


Danger sometimes comes in the most unexpected guises. The Death Collector is charming, sophisticated and intelligent, but he likes to dominate women, to make them give themselves to him completely; to surrender their dignity and their lives. He's a collector of beautiful things, so once he traps them he'll never let them go.


Joe is drawn into the Death Collector's world when he becomes involved in a supposed miscarriage of justice, and when the case becomes dangerous, Sam is the first person he turns to. In this gripping thriller, danger lurks for not only the Parker brothers, but also those closest to them.

In writing The Death Collector, I wanted to focus on the wild edges of Manchester, those desolate and wild and beautiful hills and moors that border the eastern edge of the city. So brooding, so atmospheric, I couldn't help but want to set something there. The locations should be another character, and those Pennine moors were certainly that.

I lived in the area for a short while, in Mossley (which was used as a setting in Next To Die), and it was the darkness that drew me.

Of course, when you talk about murder and Saddleworth Moor, the names of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady come straight to mind. I was anxious to avoid any suggestion that the book was based on them. It wasn't.

The Death Collector was published by Sphere in 2014, an imprint of LittleBrown, in hardback, paperback and ebook.

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