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The book starts of with a bang, literally, when Tom and his partner are walking towards the cathedral for a carol service when a bomb explodes in the church they are heading towards and Tom runs to it to help people. Read more here
Crime fiction is the literary genre that fictionalizes crimes, their detection, criminals and their motives. This is a gratifying crime fiction with memorable characters. I really enjoy how the author combines the professional lives with the personal, making characters credible. The suspects, as well as motives, are many and varied and full of riveting twists and turns. Read more here
This is the third book in the DI Mariner series and it is a great addition to the series, the team are faced with a tough main case and living close to Birmingham with a husband in the Police Service, based in Birmingham, it does make you think what might happen – gave me plenty of food for thought. Read more here
To say that reading ‘Killer Lies’ is addictive has to be the understatement of the week, in fact the understatement of the month!! I was gripped by the story from the very first word on the very first page. I basically couldn’t put the book down from the moment I picked it up and I just read all day. I didn’t notice how quickly the time and the page numbers were flying past. Before I knew what was happening it was dark and I had finished the book. Read more here
The book begins in a very dramatic fashion with bodies aplenty and a bomb exploding at the Cathedral just before the Police Carol Service is due to take place. The action continues all the way through the book but this isn’t just a police procedural crime novel. Read more here
There’s lots of conspiracy theories, about dodgy policemen and drug dealers even the government gets accused of covering up Geoffrey Ryland’s murder. It was so cleverly plotted I genuinely had no idea who the killer was until it was revealed. Read more here
Can Detective Mariner and his team get to the bottom of crimes that will come very close to home for his team. Mariner will need to bend the rules and risk everything to get to the truth. And in a thrilling conclusion, his own life will be at risk. Read more here
Something comes to light in the politician case which leads to Mariner becoming obsessed with it. He won’t talk about it to anyone, but how far will he go, and how much danger is he in for seeking the truth? Read more here
KILLER LIES by CHRIS COLLETT
Do you love gripping police procedurals with great characters?
Discover Detective Tom Mariner in this critically acclaimed series.
‘Collett is a wonderful writer, subtle, clever, strong on atmosphere and character.’ Yorkshire Post
Just when DI Tom Mariner seems to be settling down with his new girlfriend . . . everything kicks off.
First, a badly decomposed body of a young woman is found in a Birmingham sewer. The police can’t identify her and dub her “Madeleine.”
Then an important politician and his wife are shot on an isolated road.
And finally, a bomb explosion in the busy city kills 5 people, causing chaos and panic.
Can Detective Mariner and his team get to the bottom of crimes that will come very close to home for his team.
Mariner will need to bend the rules and risk everything to get to the truth. And in a thrilling conclusion, his own life will be at risk.
Discover an absorbing crime mystery full of stunning twists and turns.
Perfect for fans of Peter James, Ian Rankin and Peter Robinson. This is the third book in the DI MARINER SERIES, more books coming soon!
Birmingham is a city of stark contrasts with a rich cultural and historical heritage. Playing a key role in the industrial revolution, it helped shape the nation’s manufacturing industry
But with its many green spaces, Birmingham also borders on the beautiful countryside of Worcestershire and Warwickshire, is just a few miles from Stratford on Avon and a short drive from the wild country of mid-Wales.
Birmingham’s population is large and ethnically diverse, and while urban regeneration has forged a modern and culturally vibrant city, the decaying remnants of the industrial past and 1960s concrete jungle give it a unique and gritty character; the dark underbelly policed by DI Tom Mariner and his team.
Detective Inspector Tom Mariner is, on the surface, an average dedicated policeman, but his experiences as a younger man have given him an insight into life on the dark side, and a clear sense of right and wrong. Mariner has little interest in material things. He lives in a modest canal-side cottage, enjoys the occasional (real) beer and game of dominoes and drives an old car. He is most at home in the outdoors, with an OS map and a compass, and in times of crisis, will take off and walk for miles in any weather.
THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “WRITTEN IN BLOOD.”
Chris Collett grew up in a Norfolk seaside town where she worked in a boarding house (now defunct) a local bakery (closed down) and a crisp factory (razed to the ground). Graduating in Liverpool, Chris has since taught children and adults with varying degrees of learning disability, including autism. She is now a university lecturer, with two grown up children, and lives in Birmingham; DI Tom Mariner’s ‘patch’. She has published short stories, teaches creative and crime writing and is a manuscript assessor for the Crime Writers Association.
The first five DI Tom Mariner books will be released in revised editions by Joffe Books in 2017/2018.