Today it is my turn on the Blog Tour for new release by Derek Thompson: LONG SHADOWS introduces the reader to Detective Craig Wild and is a must read for lovers of police procedurals.
LONG SHADOWS by Derek Thompson
Publisher – JOFFE BOOKS
Publication Date – 28th May 2020
Genre – Crime Fiction
Author – Derek Thompson
A SECRET THAT WON’T STAY BURIED. A KILLER WHO CAN’T FORGET.
Detective Craig Wild couldn’t cut it in London. He swaps the Met for Mayberry, a sleepy Wiltshire backwater where ambition goes to die.
Then Wild is faced with the most baffling case of his career.
THIS IS HIS SECOND CHANCE
Eccentric farmer Alexander Porter is shot dead in his own field. Everyone assumes it was suicide. But Wild knows there’s more to it than that.
Determined to uncover the truth, he teams up with plucky PC Marnie Olsen. They set off on a twisting trail.
The first suspect is Nathan Porter, Alexander’s tearaway son. Wherever Nathan goes, trouble follows.
THEN SOMEONE ELSE DIES
Wild and Marnie must delve into the darkest corners of the family’s history if they are to uncover the truth.
Can they unmask the killer before Wild’s own chequered past catches up to him?
Perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott, Robert Bryndza, L.J. Ross, Angela Marsons, Peter May or Alex Gray.
Detective Wild has moved to Wiltshire from London. A new area, a new team and hopefully a new start away from the past. So when a body is found he is very eager to get started and show his new boss what he is made of.
But what initially looked like a relatively straight forward case turns out to be anything but as the number of suspects mount up and the clues lead to dead ends. Then there is another death.
This is a very intriguing book that keeps the reader guessing and also shows the struggle of handling a murder case while trying to settle in to a new team.
Very much a book that will appeal to readers who like to get deeply into the police detective side.
Derek Thompson grew up in London and started writing fiction in his teens. After spending a year in the US, he returned to London and subsequently moved to the West Country. He wrote a commissioned piece for The Guardian in 2008 and entered the world of freelance writing in 2009. His short fiction has featured in both British and American anthologies, and can be found online. He has also written comedy material for live performance and radio.
His love of film noir and thrillers began with The Big Sleep, and has never left him. Much of his fiction involves death, loss or secrets. As the saying goes: write about what you know. He writes about Thomas Bladen and his role in the Surveillance Support Unit.
BOOKS BY DEREK THOMPSON
THOMAS BLADEN SERIES
- LINE OF SIGHT
- CAUSE & EFFECT
- SHADOW STATE
- SPY CHASER (BOOKS 1-3 BOX SET)
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