A Long Time Dead is approximately 92,000 words, about 330 pages.
“Forensic evidence is an art like black magic; ‘facts’ are determined by interpretation. Or misinterpretation.”
A Long Time Dead asks is forensic evidence incontrovertible? How would you feel if forensic evidence incorrectly incriminated you? And how would you prove it wrong?
In the world of crime scene investigation, Roger Conniston is one of West Yorkshire Police’s finest. Yet even he has secrets. When forensic evidence implicates him in the death of a young woman, the secrets emerge, and Conniston is damned.
Arrested for murder, Conniston must show the evidence was manipulated and planted. But how can he do that from inside a cell, especially when his prime suspect is a high-ranking police officer, and not even his friends believe him?
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT The Dead Trilogy
~ “The author is in this line of work himself and writes with authority. The man has a story-telling talent and I love to find another good author!” By Ignite, Top 500 Reviewer 4 June 2012
~ “If you want to know what it is REALLY like to be a CSI or SOCO in the UK then read this book and enjoy the twists and turns!” By FLB, Top 1000 Reviewer 23 Jan 2012
~ “He packs in plenty of gritty, accurate CSI detail without congealing his story as Conniston battles enemies, friends and a biting Yorkshire wind.” By Bill Todd, 15 Sep 2012
~ “The characters are well drawn, which enabled me to empathise with them well. Add to that a view of the seedier side and the nightlife of Wakefield and you have an intoxicating mix that floods over the reader. I did, however, get completely surprised by the final plot twist.” By G.Robbins 5 Sep 2012
~ “This is a gripping read by an author who is himself a SOCO (and hence knows what he’s talking about). Well written, energetic and a few interesting twists and surprises, this book is well recommended. And when you’ve finished, there are two more books in the series.” By Deskpilot 4 Aug 2012
RECOGNITION for Dead
Goodreads UKAKF Group Book for September 2012 – 3 Acorns (a ‘Must Read’)
Book Recommendations on Goodreads June 2012
Amazon Kindle Bestseller #2 July 2012
Amazon Fiction chart position #1 July 2012
Amazon Mystery chart position #1 July 2012
Amazon Police Procedural chart position #1 July 2012
Amazon Movers and Shakers in Kindle Store #1 July 2012
Number 8 in the Top 100 UKAKF books
The Dead Trilogy:
Book One - A LONG TIME DEAD
Book Two - STEALING ELGAR
Book Three - NO MORE TEARS
The Third Rule:
Part One – Atrocities
Part Two – Running Scared
Part Three – Sacrifices
The Third Rule – The Complete Story