DETECTIVE JOE HOGARTH IS CALLED TO SOLVE A BRUTAL MURDER AT A TURKISH TAKEAWAY. THE SHADOW OF A NOTORIOUS GANGLAND CRIMINAL FAMILY HANGS OVER THE BODY… AND A DARK FEUD BETWEEN TWO FAMILIES BRINGS VIOLENCE TO THE STREETS…
Murdered kebab shop owner Baba Sen was beloved by his clientele. Sen gave alms to charity, food to the poor and a smile to all of his customers. It seems no one had reason to kill him, but his murder was brutal and relentless. Hogarth sees clues and deceptions all around. The motive for Sen's murder could be the feud between rival Turkish families, an echo of the infamous kebab wars. But Hogarth senses a greater threat… and when the name of Atacan appears, his worst fears are realised.
The Atacans were notorious criminals, dominating London in the mid-nineties, but they were destroyed by those who replaced them. Yet the Atacan name returns to Hogarth's life in the shape of an ex-girlfriend and in the signature to Baba Sen's murder. The Atacans looked dead and buried. Not anymore. Danger is inevitable. The Atacans are known killers, and Hogarth has to hope he will be the only one in the crosshairs…
In a truly thrilling conclusion, DI Hogarth and his team must uncover a murder wrapped in layers of danger and mystery. And while the threat of the Atacans grows, Hogarth has to watch his back from another quarter much closer to home…Has DCI Melford has become the danger within?
Deadly secrets and shadows of the past bring DI Hogarth face to face with his Secret Fear…
Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Ruth Rendell, Helen Durrant, Joy Ellis and LJ Ross. If you love to read gripping detective thrillers with flawed characters and police procedurals with shocking twists and a noir flavour, then the DI Hogarth Darkest series is for you.
Readers have described the Darkest series as perfect for fans of British crime thrillers, Female detective novels, British crime mysteries, Police Procedurals, Heist thrillers and Noir Thrillers..
Southend-on-sea, Just over an hour from London. A tough and densely packed suburban town sandwiched between the sparkling Thames Estuary and a semi-rural hinterland of fields and marshes. A place where wealth and glamour sit cheek-by-jowl with addiction, poverty and crime. When he transferred to the Essex coast, ex-Met Detective Joe Hogarth might have imagined he was signing up for sun, sea and semi-retirement. But the merry hell of Southend might just have him beat. It's a good thing this DI doesn't know when to quit…
THE DI HOGARTH DARKEST SERIES
THE DARKEST LIES
THE DARKEST GRAVE
THE DARKEST DEED
THE DARKEST TRUTH
ALSO BY SOLOMON CARTER
LONG TIME DYING SERIES
LUCK AND JUDGMENT
THE FINAL TRICK