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by Simon & Schuster, 1 December 2016. ISBN: 978-1-4711-5319-8
The Butcher family
are a ruthless, and much-feared, criminal gang from London’s East End. The
story starts when the family are gathered for the funeral of Eddie Butcher, who
has been tortured and murdered. The tension in the air is electrifying.
Ebony Willis and DI Dan Carter are assigned to head up the murder case. They
turn up at the funeral as they are hoping to find Tony Butcher there. Tony is
Eddie’s brother, he is now domiciled in Spain, but wanted in England for drug trafficking, robbery and murder.
assignment of cocaine is on its way, and the police are hoping that may bring
Tony Butcher too, from the safety of the Costa Del Sol, as they have word there
is conflict with the South American cartel, as well as the Butchers. Then there
is Eddie’s widow too, whose side is she on?
this plot get any more complicated? Indeed.
Dan has personal issues with this family and is keen for a chance to get even,
when he oversteps the mark he puts a lot of people in danger and his colleagues
have to step in to protect them. Then the feared Butcher family close ranks and
the tension soars quicker than an exploding champagne cork.
with all Week’s novels as the tension mounts the story gains pace and momentum with
it. Weeks knows how to write gritty page-turning crime drama and for fans of
this strong genre this is yet another treat.
Lee Weeks was born
in Devon.After leaving school she spent
seven years working her way around Europe and South East Asia. She has worked
as an English tearcher and personal fitness trainer. She is the author of
the Willis/Carter series which is based on a London Murder Squad. MIT17. Lee now lives back in Devon.
Linda Reganis the author of six police procedural crime novels. She is also
an actress. She holds a Masters degree in critical writing and journalism,
and writes a regular column, including book reviews, for three magazines.
She also presents the book-club spot on BBC Radio Kent.
She is an avid reader, and welcomes the chance to read new writers.
How Many Deaths?: The Appeal of Serial Killers in Crime Fiction.
Discussing this topic will be:
was born in Scotland and moved to
England in the early-eighties. At various times he has worked as a guitarist,
sound engineer, guitar tutor, journalist, and a horse riding instructor.When
he's not writing, James spends his time training horses and riders. An
accomplished guitarist, he relaxes by writing and recording music. He lives in
Hertfordshire with his wife and two children.
be found on Twitter @Helen_Fields for up to date news and information. A former
barrister, Helen now writes Scottish set crime. Her next book Perfect Prey is due out on 27 July
2017. She lives in Hampshire with her husband, three children
was born and raised in
Liverpool and was educated at St. Francis Xavier's College. He was a teacher
for twenty years and for the last ten years has worked as a special school
teacher. He received a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for best new play
of the year. The Sixth Soul was his
first novel for adults.
at the University of Kent gaining a Masters degree in English and American
literature. Formerly a
secondary school English teacher, with the success of her Geraldine Steel series, Leigh
now writes full-time. Her debut
novel, Cut Short, was published in
2009 by No Exit Press in the UK, followed by
Road Closed, Dead End, Death Bed, Stop Dead, Fatal Act and Killer Plan,Murder Ring all featuring detective
also writes a spinoff series for Geraldine's sergeant, Ian Peterson. Cold
Race to Death are already published. Leigh recently signed a three book deal with Thomas and Mercer for a new
series featuring Lucy Hall. There are two booms in the series. Leigh
Russell is married with two daughters and lives in Middlesex.
Paul Finch was born in Lancashire. UK. He began his writing
career on the British television series The
Bill. He has written over 300 short stories which have appeared in
magazines, such as the All Hallows, the magazine of the Ghost Story Society and Black Static. He is the author of the
ongoing series of DS Mark Heck Heckenberg novels.