Today I am hosting a Guest Review of DEAD ON DELIVERY by Steve Parker.
DEAD ON DELIVERY
Format – Kindle
Publisher – Joffe Books
Publication Date – 21st April 2022
Genre – Crime thriller, mystery and suspense
Author – Steve Parker
Discover a crime thriller full of shocking twists by one of the most exciting authors you’ll read this year.
Meet Paterson and Clocks. The police detectives who never play by the rules.
YOU WON’T WANT TO PUT THIS DOWN, PAGE AFTER PAGE OF ACTION AND CLIFFHANGERS . . .
The city of London. Morning rush hour. The police pull over a motorcycle courier for a trivial offence. He doesn’t stop. The police give high-speed chase.
He jumps a red light and is mown down by an oncoming car. Killed on impact.
Detectives Paterson and Clocks arrive at a scene of carnage. Large plastic boxes are scattered across the road. Their lids open, their contents warming up in the early morning sun. A traffic officer comforts a distraught woman driver. The courier’s body lies nearby, his left leg bent at an awkward angle, his head at another: the loser of this particular meeting of metal and plastic.
The detectives take a closer look at the boxes. It’s one of the worst things they’ve ever seen. And they’ve seen some very bad things.
This discovery leads Paterson and Clocks on their most dangerous investigation yet — and into the path of Alicia Warren, a ruthless international businesswoman who will kill to keep her profits flowing.
And if that’s not enough, Johnny Clocks, England’s most foul-mouthed detective, is trying to keep his new wife happy while building a relationship with the 24-year-old son he never knew he had.
A RACE-AGAINST-TIME THRILLER WHICH WILL HAVE YOU TOTALLY ADDICTED.
Perfect for fans of Alex Smith, Kimberley Chambers, Damien Boyd, Rachel Abbott, Patricia Gibney or Martina Cole.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT STEVE PARKER:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This story had me biting my nails well into the early hours of the morning.” Angela F.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Another gripping, grisly case for Patterson and Clocks who definitely have more lives than any cats!” Donna B.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Well worth 5* and more.” Booklover BEV
⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Gripping from the start, it was suspenseful, twisty and well written with good characters.” Kirsty L.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This book kept me interested right to the last page. Story was great with lots of twists.” Michelle G.
Detective Superintendent Ray Paterson is a young and (thanks to family money) wealthy womaniser, separated from his model wife and tipped to be the youngest ever commissioner of police. He knows he’s weak when it comes to practical policing and struggles to find a place among his peers, desperate to be a good policeman and not just a ‘climber’.
Detective Inspector Johnny Clocks is a foul-mouthed, working-class officer. He grew up surrounded by rogues and villains to become a first-class thief taker with the Met police. However, his childish attitude has short-circuited his career and he spends his days antagonising as many people as he can.
Steve Parker is a retired police officer who served for 20 years in numerous high-profiles squads.
DETECTIVE RAY PATERSON
Book 1: THEIR LAST WORDS
Book 2: THE LOST CHILDREN
Book 3: THE BURNING MEN
Book 4: YOU CAN’T HIDE
Book 5: THEIR DYING BREATH
Book 6: CHILD BEHIND THE WALL
Book 7: HIS MOTHER’S BONES
Book 8: DEAD ON DELIVERY
Guest Review by Lena
Steve Parker is the best at incorporating eye tearing laughs in a crime thriller.
DEAD ON DELIVERY IS A SENSATIONAL WINNER
Steve Parker was born and raised in south east London. At age twenty-one he joined the Metropolitan Police where he served for twenty years in numerous high profile squads before injury forced him out.
On leaving the police he took up an enforcement job with a local authority until being made redundant. Once the dust had settled, he decided he’d had enough of enforcement work and decided that early retirement looked good.
Thankfully, he was blessed with a complete lack of DIY skills so was legitimately able to get away with swanning around the house doing bugger all, all day long. Finding himself with plenty of spare time and a deep desire to never work for anyone again, he dug out an old screenplay he’d written when he was still a policeman and set himself a challenge to turn it into the book which eventually became his debut novel Their Last Words introducing Detectives Paterson & Clocks.
He currently lives in the windier part of East Sussex with his wife and the laziest Cockapoo you’ve ever seen.
At the moment, there are six books in the series.
BOOKS BY STEVE PARKER
DETECTIVE RAY PATERSON SERIES:
THEIR LAST WORDS
THE LOST CHILDREN
THE BURNING MEN
YOU CAN’T HIDE
THEIR DYING BREATH
THE CHILD BEHIND THE WALL
HIS MOTHER’S BONES
- DEAD ON DELIVERY
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