Meet detectives D.I. Denning & D.S. Fisher as they tackle London crime. Includes the first four books in the series; Know No Evil, Blood Family, The Darkness Within and Run For Cover.
Know No Evil: The body of young mother, Leanne Wyatt, is discovered in an East London park. Under pressure to solve the case, and fast, D.I. Matthew Denning delves into Leanne’s history and finds that she was close to some dangerous individuals – could one of them have taken her life? But when another woman is found dead in similar circumstances, Denning is forced to reconsider. D.S. Molly Fisher discovers a horrifying link to these deaths and a killing spree in South London a decade ago – a terrifying summer when ‘The Bermondsey Ripper’ killed many young women. Anthony Ferguson is serving a life sentence for the crimes, so are these new deaths the result of a copycat killer – or did the police convict the wrong man?
Blood Family: When D.I. Matthew Denning is called in to investigate a house fire in North London, he never anticipated the horrors that awaited him. The bodies of the Galloway family – Brian and Ellie, son Simon, daughter Amber and 9-year-old grandson Caleb – are discovered in the smouldering house. All evidence points to a tragic accident… until Denning and Fisher discover that the family was dead before the fire. As the case deepens, Denning and Fisher discover that the Galloways were no ordinary family. Like all families, they harboured secrets – but unlike others, their secrets were so deadly, someone is willing to spill blood to keep them hidden…
The Darkness Within: A man is discovered on a leafy North London street, fighting for life after a brutal beating. DI Matthew Denning must track down the monster responsible. Except the victim is hiding something. His name shows that he was reported missing two decades ago – but it’s clear that the missing person is not the same man lying broken in a hospital bed. A visit to a squalid East London flat unearths a victim with his throat slit, his body left to decompose. A sad end to any life – but when it is identified as former DCI Frank Buckfield, the case takes on a new significance. Denning and DS Molly Fisher investigate further and uncover links between the two victims that lead back to the blackest of crimes. As Denning and Fisher dig deeper, they find themselves pitted against a psychopath who will kill to keep their secrets hidden. Can they uncover the truth, before they end up the latest victims?
Run For Cover: D.I. Matthew Denning is used to seeing the very worst of humanity. But when a young woman’s body is discovered in an East London churchyard, he is plunged into his most shocking case yet. While the investigation discovers that victim Bryony Allen was hiding some dark secrets, nothing seems to warrant the violence that ended her life. Until Denning, along with D.S. Molly Fisher, uncovers a link between this murder and the disappearance of an undercover policeman investigating a high-level criminal gang, one that may be responsible for the deaths of two men found dead in a ritual execution in Kent. The top brass want to suppress Denning’s discovery but when his own boss, D.C.I. Liz McKenna, goes missing, the case becomes personal. Can Denning and Fisher get justice for Bryony’s murder, while fighting through the wall of silence from the powers that be?
An utterly compelling detective series perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Bryndza and Line of Duty.
Praise for Graeme Hampton
‘A fantastic police procedural – a great plot, well-drawn characters and terrific pacing.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review
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