- Expected Nov 14, 2019
This box set features the first 4 cases for Inspector Walter Darriteau.
The Murder Diaries – Seven Times Over
There is a killer on the loose in the ancient city of Chester, a random killer who strikes without any clear motive.
Inspector Walter Darriteau and Sergeant Karen Greenwood are on the case, determined to catch the killer before he or she strikes again.
What they say about The Murder Diaries
Fantastic writing that gripped me from the start and kept me involved and interested all the way through. Masterful writing re the different scenarios between characters in the story. Can't wait to read another book by this author.
The Sound of Sirens
Luke Flowers is a small-time crook and he started young. Copying software, dealing drugs, living on the margins, playing the big man, forever in trouble with the law, until he opts for a big career change.
Killing people pays well, and the respect he finds coming his way is a drug in itself.
He's chosen his path, oblivious to where it might lead, as the sound of sirens echoes over the city. This gritty thriller keeps the reader riveted till the last page.
What they say about The Sound of Sirens
I cannot recommend this book enough. It is fun, exciting, humorous at times, and bloody and shocking in all the right moments. If you're salivating for a new crime-solving hero, look no further than Inspector Walter Darriteau.
The Twelfth Apostle
This chunky story takes the reader deep into the world of human trafficking and modern slavery.
A young woman's body is dumped near the swimming baths. Walter's there in a flash.
Subplots aplenty, The Twelfth Apostle is a roller-coaster ride where the reader sits on Walter's shoulder and watches the case unfold.
What they say about The Twelfth Apostle
I don't usually read crime/thrillers but I do like a gripping plot and believable characters. This book has both and I was particularly impressed by the details of places from Hong Kong to Liverpool - the writer knows England's northwest inside out. Inspector Darriteau manages to be hardworking, clever and endearingly human, much better than a lot of TV detectives I've seen. It's a good long read - one to get into on dark winter nights.
Kissing a Killer
In a remote spot south of the city by the twisting River Dee, an old caravan bursts into flames. Inside, a young woman perishes. Accident, suicide or murder?
In another part of town middle-aged Belinda Cooper has given up on men. They are more trouble than they are worth. During a violent thunderstorm she detects a prowler in her home.
Belinda is a feisty woman, a veteran of the Cheshire Hunt, and reverts to being the hunter, as the intruder becomes the hunted.
Walter's on the case - a thrilling mystery that takes him to places he could never imagine.
What they say about Kissing a Killer
It's a test of wits this one for those who enjoy a good detective story, spiced with occasional humour too, it was good to be able to identify with the human element, bringing the characters to life and making it a well-rounded read.
David Carter has created a character in Inspector Walter Darriteau who lives long in the memory.
These fast-paced books grab the reader with snappy dialogue and a sense of humour too.
A nice long read at more than 1475 pages. Pick up your copy today!