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.
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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.
Stealing Elgar (SOCO Roger Conniston Book 2)
"Examining crime scenes was never supposed to get personal."
Roger Conniston has a lot to prove and a lot to protect. He's up against an ex-bare-knuckle fighter called Hades who is planning the most audacious robbery in England's history.
No More Tears (SOCO Roger Conniston Book 3)
"It'll screw you up into a tiny ball of hatred and then spit you out into a cell."
SOCO, Roger Conniston, always believed in the law. Not now though. Now he believes only in himself. He has business with people who have no right being alive, and if success costs him everything they left him with, he'll happily pay. For him, this is a journey into places he didn't know existed, encountering people so violent and determined that he almost weakens. The question facing Roger is: how far dare you go?
The Third Rule (CSI Eddie Collins Book 1)
Capital Punishment is back!
When you're accused of murder, you'd better hide, run, or fight.
The Third Rule is England's new infallible capital punishment where absolute proof of guilt is not required. There's always a queue at the Slaughter House doors.
Black by Rose (CSI Eddie Collins Book 2)
Black by Rose is the key to it all.
In a rage, CSI Eddie Collins leaves a murder scene, triggering a series of life changing events; but not only for him.
Operation Domino is the Major Crime Unit's investigation into gang boss, Slade Crosby, and the killing of an undercover officer. But when Eddie finds a gangland victim dead in his house, he confronts Crosby and instantly wishes he hadn't. There is a gun at his head. And no way out. Even the MCU cannot save him.
Sword of Damocles (CSI Eddie Collins Book 3)
Some secrets never die.
When the remains of a woman are found in a burnt-out car, CSI Eddie Collins teams up with his enemy, DI Benson, to untangle the knot of lies behind this apparent suicide.
As a CSI in the Major Crime Unit, Eddie is forced to lead a disintegrating team that he can't control or tolerate, as they go up against a killer who will do anything to protect his past,and profit from it.
Ledston Luck (CSI Eddie Collins Book 4)
They say you can always trust a copper. They're lying.
They lied thirty years ago and they're still lying today.
A booby-trapped body in a long-abandoned chapel. A scene examination that goes horribly wrong. CSI Eddie Collins and DI Benson are injured and one of the team killed. Eddie is heartbroken and guilt-ridden. And angry.
The Lift (CSI Eddie Collins)
The Lift is a stand alone Eddie Collins short story of about 30 pages.
CSI Eddie Collins embarks on another ordinary day. But the people he meets in a lift prove that you should never make assumptions, never let preconceptions sway your judgement. And never let down your guard.
The Note: A CSI Eddie Collins novella
I'm Eddie Collins, a CSI.
Ever had that feeling of being watched but when you turn around no one's there?
It was raining, and I was working a murder scene around midnight when that prickle ran up my spine. If I'd listened to that feeling, if I'd thought back to my past, maybe I could have prevented the terror that was to come.
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