Terrifyingly authentic, London-set debut crime novel with a psychological edge, by an ex-Met detective. Perfect for fans of Mark Billingham, Peter James and Stuart MacBride.
NO MOTIVE. NO MERCY. NO REMORSE.
A series of brutal killings leaves South London’s Murder Investigation Unit struggling to connect the crimes: no recognizable method; no forensic evidence; and the victims have nothing in common.
NO TIME TO LOSE.
DI Sean Corrigan’s troubled past has left him with an uncanny ability to identify the darkness in others – a darkness he struggles to keep buried within his own psyche. Sean knows these murders are the work of one man. As the violence escalates, Sean must find the evidence he needs to bring the perpetrator to justice – before the next attack hits too close to home…
‘A striking debut from a former Murder Squad Detective, Delaney is not his real name, but there is no doubt about his inside knowledge and ability to convey it’ Daily Mail
‘A confident, aggressive and very promising debut by a former Met detective’ The Times
‘An authentic voice on how the police operate with a stone-cold killer striking randomly around London … scary authenticity’ The Sun
About the author
Luke Delaney joined the Metropolitan Police Service in the late 1980s and his first posting was to an inner city area of South East London notorious for high levels of crime and extreme violence. He was later asked to join the CID where he investigated murders ranging from those committed by fledgling serial killers to gangland assassinations.
COLD KILLING is his first novel.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Former detective Luke Delaney brings his thorough knowledge of London police work to this layered pageturner. Cold Killing introduces DI Sean Corrigan, a survivor of childhood abuse who now seeks resolution through his work. But Corrigan’s up against a meticulous, manipulative serial killer who leads a double life as a successful family man. With its sharp moral edge and fascinating procedural detail, this crime thriller kept us riveted from start to finish.