Well you’ve made it this far, we might as well get acquainted. You already know I write crime novels, though I suppose you could’ve stumbled on here by accident, in which case, why don’t you stay a while? You’re very welcome. I suppose it’s on this page I tell you I’m widowed with two sons and a dog with a God complex but more about them later…
I write two crime series – A police procedural following DS Kevin Coupland who’s trying hard to hold onto his stripes while keeping the good people of Salford safe in their beds, and a gritty, hard boiled series set in Edinburgh’s criminal underworld.
Here are the books in DS Coupland series:
One Bad Turn – No sooner has DS Kevin Coupland stepped off a plane from a family holiday than he gets a call that a woman’s body has been found on a path beside a recreation park in a smart suburb in Salford. Account Manager Sharon Mathers suffered a brutal blow to the head following a night out with friends from work. Teamed with DC Ashcroft who has transferred from the Met under a cloud, Coupland struggles to find a motive for the killing when two days later another body is found, this time at the bottom of a footbridge at Salford Station. Could the same person be responsible? When a third body is found Coupland discovers the killings are linked to a murder in ’92 when he was a probationer – could he be linked in some way to the killer?
A Place of Safety – A drive by shooting leaves a witness in fear for her life. At first the case looks like a local turf war gone wrong, but someone in power is doing everything they can to cover the killer’s tracks. What deadly secret are they trying to hide?
Fragile Cord – This was my debut novel, introducing Salford detectives Kevin Coupland and Alex Moreton as they investigate the murder-suicide of a young woman and her son. Please browse some of the reviews I’ve had for this, others can be found on Amazon by clicking on the book icon above.
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