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Initial post: 20 Dec 2011, 18:01:26 GMT
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This thread is for authors to let everybody know about their crime fiction books. Let's keep it to modern crime fiction to distinguish it from others. I'll start with my new novella.

Riot Murder - a Myles Morgan Undercover mystery

A murderer is on the loose in the middle of the London riots... The police have only days before the riots end and their suspects disappear.

Myles Morgan is a failed actor who's turned out to be a successful, if unconventional, undercover cop in the Met's specialist SCD10 department.

Myles's acting career was a disaster. He'd always dreamt of becoming the next Marlon Brando. And it was a dream he couldn't let go, until he finally gave in and got a `proper' job as a police officer. Temperamentally unsuited to the job, he almost quit. But then he was spotted by SCD10 and became an undercover cop, assigned to the most difficult, dangerous cases.

Yet Myles is still an actor at heart. Every operation is a leading role. He immerses himself in it. Sometimes, however, he forgets he's a law enforcement officer. He gets sucked into situations other officers would shy away from. His total absorption in his work will one day lead to his downfall. But, until then, he'll enjoy this freewheeling ride.

Myles Morgan is about to embark on one of his most hazardous cases.
When riots flare up in London again, an undercover cop is found murdered in a burning car.

The police's only lead is the officer's last report to his handler. He was close to discovering the identity of one of the organisers of the riots.

Because of the pressure he's under to get results, the chief superintendent goes against SCD10 guidelines and orders another undercover officer into the fray. That officer is Myles Morgan.

Myles must throw himself into the London riots, mix with the unpredictable participants from London's ganglands, stretch the rule of law and risk blowing his own cover with unknowable consequences. All this while dating an actress who's living the dream he left behind; and seeing a shrink who thinks he's a compulsive liar.

`Riot Murder' is a 20,000 word (90 pages) novella inspired by true events. It's the first in a series of Myles Morgan Undercover mysteries.

Posted on 22 Dec 2011, 10:01:09 GMT
Lee Emerick says:
Mind of a Killer
To catch a notorious serial killer known as The Hacker, Detective Ian Rivers puts to work his famed psychic abilities to track him down.
From a young age, Rivers has been able to see through the eyes of murderers as he observes them committing their crimes from within his own dreams.
In his most challenging case yet, Rivers finds that the serial killer he is tracking down can talk back to him in his dreams. As much as the dreams can aide Rivers and the case, The Hacker also prospers from the strange gift and is able to use it to remain one step ahead of his pursuer.
As The Hacker targets Rivers family and friends, Rivers finds himself in a race against time to out smart serial killer and attempt to figure out how he can be seen by him in his dreams.

Posted on 16 Apr 2012, 10:24:09 BST
Bookaholic76 says:
Guilty secrets. A gruesome murder. A DEADLY MOTIVE

Deadly motive is the first book in a new British detective series. Set in London and Oxford.

The poison
It was a vicious, calculated murder using the deadly toxin aconite.

The victim
Rich and powerful, John Weston had plenty of enemies, but DS Mackinnon and the Major Investigation Team need to find out who hated Weston enough to subject him to such an excruciating death.

The suspects
Even when the source of the poison has been tracked down to a laboratory at the University of Oxford, the deadly threat remains. The staff and students at the university all seem to have something to hide.

The arrest
After an arrest is made, his colleagues believe the case is all but closed but Mackinnon's nightmare is only just beginning.

Deadly Motive (DS Jack Mackinnon series)

This British police procedural has 5 and 4 star reviews on https://amazon.co.uk. Priced at £1.95

Posted on 29 Jun 2013, 21:08:46 BST
Alexis Scott says:
'Deaconsbank' (by Alexis Scott) is my one and only 'crime' novel although it is literary fiction too. Moira Forrest is found dead from a stab wound in Patsy's McCutcheon's Glasgow garden and DI Sarah MacLeod investigates. The defence solicitor representing Patsy - Maria Jannetta - initially believes she is guilty but then there is another murder....
The book is as much about the characters of DI MacLeod and Maria Jannetta as the investigation although the plot is quite complex too. I like to think it is also humorous. I certainly hope so! I happen to think it is quite OK to mix genres and that, indeed, the term 'genre' is an artificial construct which, although it may make some books easier to find, does many witers an injustice.
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