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The Frozen Contract (DCI Tom Caton Manchester Manchester Murder Mysteries Book 7)

The Frozen Contract (DCI Tom Caton Manchester Manchester Murder Mysteries Book 7) [Kindle Edition]

Bill Rogers
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A Chilling Murder. Another case for DCI Tom Caton.

When Premiership footballer Sunday Okowu-Bello is found dead Caton realises that this case will be anything but straightforward. As he digs deeper he finds himself drawn into a bewildering nexus of gambling cartels, security firms, the victim's Nigerian sponsors, Far Right extremists, and East European and Far East syndicates jostling for ownership of the club.

When a second body is found in the Manchester Ship Canal Caton knows that the killing has only just begun.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 649 KB
  • Print Length: 370 pages
  • Publisher: Caton Books; Seventh edition (24 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008632DIK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #24,868 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I have written nine crime thriller novels to date - all of them based in and around the City of Manchester.

My first novel The Cleansing was short listed for the Long Barn Books Debut Novel Award, and has just been awarded the e-Publishing Consortium Writer's Award 2011. My fourth in the series - A Trace of Blood - reached the semi-final of the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. All nine have featured in the top ten paid for bestsellers in the Amazon Kindle British Crime Fiction category. Number ten - Angel Meadow - is due out in September 2014.

My novels are part of a series featuring DCI Tom Caton and his team. Part police procedural, part crime thriller. They can also be read as stand alone novels. A Fatal Intervention, although part of the series, is more appropriately a stand alone crime thriller because of the limited appearances of Caton and his team.

Also available is an an anthology of short stories - Breakfast at Katsouris - and a unique book of Short Walks around the city of Manchester - Caton's Manchester - incorporating crime scenes featured in my novels.

Born in London with four generations of Metropolitan Police behind me - my grandfather was a founding member and head of the Flying Squad - I moved North forty odd years ago and fell in love with the people, the countryside, and the City of Manchester. I try to capture the spirit, exuberance, and history of the region in my novels, as well as some of the dark underbelly in which Caton works.

If you would like to contact me please visit my web sites:

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Customer Reviews

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ton Caton 29 May 2012
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Purchased a Bill Rogers book because it was on special offer, have now ordered and read all of them, as I like to read books in order of publication, enjoyed the stories as I like Home grown detectives. as in UK. I don't know Manchester very well but the detail in the books makes it easy to relate to the places,a good read!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Read 10 Oct 2012
By Bpar
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Once again, Bill Rogers doesn't disappoint with THE FROZEN CONTRACT.

Continuing with the DCI Tom Caton Manchester Crime Thiller, the author carries the theme
forward to another stage in the careers of the DCI and his team.

The story line is compelling, with twists and turns. It certainly keeps the intrigue and interest
level high.

Thoroughly enjoyable, can't wait for the next book!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping 29 Jun 2012
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I have read the other Tom Caton books which were great, I like that fact that all the places mentioned in Manchester are real, I used to live in Manchester and know the places.
It is a gripping story which keeps you wanting to know what is going to happen next.
I read this on Kindle and one problem I found was that the name of the Football manager Capper changed half way through the book and then towards the end changed back to Capper again. I guess this is a typing error !!!
Still a great read !
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Another good yarn from Bill Rogers 13 Aug 2012
By teekayh
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This is the third novel I have read in this series of books although in this case I may have jumped a few stories. However this did not detract from my enjoyment of this book. Rogers has created a fairly believable character in the main role and you get to know his "team" as the novels progess. In the process of back tracking on his other books in the series. Very enjoyable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 3 July 2013
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Have read the series so far and am eagerly awaiting the next episode, totally enthralled throughout, brilliant author, would recommend
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another good read 22 Jun 2013
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I enjoy the Tom Caton books. As a biased Mancunian, I get extra pleasure from the Manchester locations which I know and love (and even from the locations I have been lucky enough never to have to visit). This book was extra good for me, as, like Bill Rogers, I am a fan of football and spent many happy hours at Old Trafford, Burnden Park and later The Reebok. It is a very topical set of issues addressed in this novel and is clearly enough of a novel not to make you worry about your own football favourites, but is a clear indication of what may lie just beneath the visible exterior of the game. The story zips along, it is good to recognise characters from previous novels and the theme of tension between work and home is a permanent undertow. The level of detail is really good, as in all previous books, clearly well researched and presented in context so that it is part of the storyline and concern of the characters. Police procedures and application of the law come over as informative, not pedantic and are integral parts of the plot as opposed to add-ons. This is a really good read and I enjoyed it. Thank goodness Manchester did not get Charles Grey as its new Police Commissioner.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A damn good read 14 May 2013
By Neil
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As a native of Wigan and ex GMP the book captured my imagination a trrue to life story of crime, investigation, and politics, real characters, warts and all combined with places I knew and recognised. A damn good read.

I would definately recommend
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2.0 out of 5 stars What happened to proof reading? 25 April 2013
By Shiroi
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I have read all the previous books in this series and find them entertaining, particularly,if not specifically, because I am familiar with many of the places described. I downloaded this book soon after publication and found that my enjoyment of the book was marred by irritating mistakes which should have been removed by proof reading the manuscript. What promised to be a good plot didn't live up to expectation. As the series has progressed the leading characters haven't developed, although our knowledge of police procedure is becoming encyclopaedic. A good fiction writer does his (or her) research but doesn't necessarily feel obliged to shoe horn as much as possible into the book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brill as usual
Published 27 days ago by Patricia
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
loved it
Published 1 month ago by Anne Garnett
3.0 out of 5 stars An excellent yarn, compelling and intricate but spoilt by the ...
An excellent yarn,compelling and intricate but spoilt by the lack of competent proof-reading
Published 1 month ago by Jeremy Stanford
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
Fantastic. Top read , I am from manchester and to know the places in the book adds to it .
Published 2 months ago by john byrne
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read
How close is this novel to the truth? A very realistic story, set in a world that we all know very well, Premiership football. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ipso024
4.0 out of 5 stars Very original
This book is about football and footballers. No a subject I would normally choose. Nevertheless, the plot gets more and more complex as it goes along. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Sandy
4.0 out of 5 stars a hint of Taggart - in Manchester
Corruption in football, never ! Financial intrigue on an international scale. Gambling double dealing and multiple murders not to mention the predictable in house police politics... Read more
Published 4 months ago by honesttoon
4.0 out of 5 stars Bill Rogers at his best!
Enjoyed the book, thought the conclusion hurried as if Rogers uncertain in how to conclude the story, but altogether very good.
Published 5 months ago by Julius.Olsen
4.0 out of 5 stars Caton on the chase
As with all the Bill Rogers he keeps you interested by the following history from his other stories with Kate and his team makes him real
along with the crimes he... Read more
Published 6 months ago by john853
3.0 out of 5 stars Corruption in Football
Very up to the minute story, I am not a football supporter nor a lover of the vast sums of money in the sport, which is why it is so corrupt, very believable, its a scenario... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Philip Bick
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