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A Long Time Dead (SOCO Roger Conniston Book 1)


Do you like realistic forensic-based crime thrillers?

They discovered her naked body with a puncture wound to her neck and blood everywhere. This was the second such case West Yorkshire Police had running. Both unsolved.

Until they found that one elusive piece of evidence.

SOCO Roger Conniston is tantalisingly close to catching an arms dealer. But before he can make a move, he's arrested for the girl's murder.

Which of his enemies wants him out of the way?

If you like fast-paced crime thrillers with a forensic slant, with characters that grab you by the throat, you'll love Andrew Barrett's Roger Conniston series.
To experience Roger's battle to uncover the lies they told, buy A Long Time Dead today.

What people say about A Long Time Dead:

This book is a revelation in forensic crime scenes in detail that is often missed in TV shows. Thoroughly enjoyed the book.
Loved it, would make a great film plot.Andrew Barrett opens up a dark and bloody world behind the blue and white crime scene tapeCompletely surprised by the final plot twistWritten by a SOCO about a SOCO so you know it is accurate
I've read all the usual suspects - Ian Rankin, Mark Billingham, Peter Robinson, Peter James, Stuart McBride, etc - and was looking for something similar. I wasn't disappointed with Andrew Barrett.Just enough technical information to aid understanding but without it becoming a tedious lectureAbsolutely brilliantExciting right to the last chapter and what a last chapter, superbHumour, sadness, violence it has it all.
Hooked from the beginning. A real whodunnit that keeps you guessing to the end.The sort of book that kept me saying, "I'll just read one more chapter," till way past my bedtime.Spent the whole night reading this thriller, a proper page turner.

Books by Andrew Barrett:
A Long Time Dead [Roger Conniston 1]
Stealing Elgar [Roger Conniston 2]
No More Tears [Roger Conniston 3]

The Lift - An Eddie Collins Short Story

The End of Lies - a standalone thriller

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Andrew Barrett

I write crime thrillers, and have done since 1996, about the same time I became a CSI here in Yorkshire. All of my books are set in or around our biggest city of Leeds.

I don't write forumlaic crime fiction; each on is hand-crafted and home-grouwn to give you a unique flavour of what CSIs encounter in real life. Every book is rich with forensic insight but that insight never drowns the story; it's there to enhance your enjoyment only.

My thrillers live inside the police domain; they have detectives and uniformed officers, but they predominantly feature CSIs (od SOCOs as we used to be known). Come and live with us as we go about our sometimes unenviable tasks, and listen to the language we speak, see the things we see, and experience the emotions we feel.

So pull on your nitrile gloves and you face mask, get comfy and read on.

Find out more about me at where you can sign up for my newsletter and get free books too.

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