The books in the Craig Crime Series-Available in eBook and paperback.
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#1 - A Limited Justice
The discovery of a body in a petrol station gives D.C.I. Marc Craig’s murder squad a challenging mystery to solve. Another death in Ireland’s North West looks unrelated, but the forensic evidence is not what it initially appears.
Links begin to emerge between the two deaths, and set Craig on a pursuit unlike any he has faced before. Then an attack on someone close gives him a difficult question to answer: Is justice always what it seems?
A Limited Justice. The First in The Craig Crime Series. Also available as an audiobook from Amazon Audible.
NUMBER ONE IN THE KINDLE CHARTS!
'A Limited Justice' reaches #1 in the Northern Irish Crime Fiction Charts in December 2014
#2 - The Grass Tattoo
When a body is found outside the seat of Northern Ireland’s government, the police discover symbolism that hails from halfway across the world.
The evidence leads the Murder Squad to corruption amongst Belfast’s wealthiest and takes Craig to London to uncover the truth.
THE GRASS TATTOO. Be careful who you trust.
The Grass Tattoo. Book Two in the Craig Crime Series.
#3 - The Visitor
When a woman dies at a Belfast hospital, pathologist John Winter’s suspicions are aroused and his search through years of old cases leads to the Murder Squad being called.
What starts as the hunt for a murderer targeting the vulnerable becomes the unearthing of a criminal cover-up, and a skewed pursuit for revenge reveals that there is no-one innocent involved.
THE VISITOR: Some memories never fade.
The Visitor. Book Three in the Craig Crime Series.
#4 -The Waiting Room
A gathering of internationally powerful people hides something much darker in its midst, and a student’s rebellious desire for independence leads Belfast’s Murder Squad to its heart.
A desperate father, an innocent victim and the worlds of law and politics collide to lead the squad to a cabal trading money for lives.
THE WAITING ROOM: Everything has its price.
The Waiting Room. Book Four in the Craig Modern Thriller Series.
#5 -The Broken Shore
When a body is found on one of Northern Ireland’s most beautiful beaches, in circumstances that mimic a murder from decades before, Belfast’s Murder Squad is asked to investigate.
As Craig and his team discover both cases might be linked to a reformed terrorist, their investigation leads to a prominent public figure and exposes a secret held for thirty years.
THE BROKEN SHORE: THE PAST IS NEVER OVER
The Broken Shore. Book Five in the Craig Crime Series.
#6 -The Slowest Cut
When a dead woman is found in the grounds of a school, it leads the Belfast Murder Squad into a murkier world than they've ever been in before, and affects several of the team personally.
How is the death connected to a red kite? And where does a young French girl fit?
The horror that unfolds is only relieved by one team member receiving good news, but will that be enough to help them cope with the darkness that they find?
THE SLOWEST CUT: SOME MEMORIES NEVER FADE
The Slowest Cut. Book Six in the Craig Crime Series.
#7 -The Coercion Key
When several suicides happen one after another, and each of the victims appears to have had a perfect life, suspicions begin to rise, and the Belfast Murder Squad is called in.
What follows plunges Craig's team into a world where murder is committed by proxy, and carefully constructed façades collapse to reveal secrets hidden for years.
THE COERCION KEY: Nothing stays quiet forever.
The Coercion Key. Book Seven in the Craig Crime Series.
#8-The Careless Word
When events from Belfast’s troubled past occur again decades later, the worst is feared and the Belfast Murder Squad is called.
They find a quiet Belfast bookshop and a distant country linked in unexpected ways, and idealistic youth sadly misled.
THE CARELESS WORD. Words can be weapons too.
Book Eight in the Craig Crime Series.
#9 -THE HISTORY SUITE
In a place where people should be safe, an employee is found dead, and when the evidence points to it being an organised attack the Belfast Murder Squad is called.
As the sins of a long-ago struggle play out, the case proves an uncomfortable reminder of one squad member's problems, and another experiences a lifechanging reality.
THE HISTORY SUITE. Life alters our judgement.
Book nine in The Craig Crime Series.
#10 -THE SIXTH ESTATE.
When a voice from Craig's past asks for help, the detectives find themselves miles from Belfast, investigating a family's disappearance and possible deaths. As the case unfolds, greed and violence force the worlds of journalism and legacy to collide.
Back in Belfast an old case occupies the rest of the squad and, as Christmas looms, the demons that Craig has been struggling with finally come to a head.
The Sixth Estate. Blood matters
Book ten in The Craig Crime Series
#11 -THE SECT.
When four bodies are found in rural County Down, drowned and wrapped in cling-film, it seems clear that the team is dealing with a psychopath. But their investigation unveils something even more sinister, as history and belief combine in a killing spree that reaches half way across the world.
Meanwhile, one of the squad's old cases is resolved in an unexpected way and two of Craig's team members struggle with demons of their own.
THE SECT. Be careful what you believe.
Book eleven in The Craig Crime Series
#12 - THE KEEPER.
After three men are shot dead in Belfast, Marc Craig’s team is tasked to investigate. But are the murders the work of a random killer or a legacy of Northern Ireland’s past?
When pathologist John Winter finds that the bullets were unmarked, it becomes clear the killings are the work of someone highly organised. Investigation points the team to a significant Belfast location; but will they get there in time to prevent another death?
Meanwhile, two of the Murder Squad’s members experience life changing events, and Craig’s failure to deal with a personal issue almost costs him his career.
THE KEEPER. Never Forget The Victims.
Book twelve in The Craig Crime Series.
#13 -THE TALION CODE
When a series of random incidents across the world starts to impact closer to home, one of Craig’s team is given a life and death puzzle to solve. Meanwhile, enmities surface over an old case just as the murder squad is called to a new scene, and with no weapon, witnesses or victim I.D. the pressure really begins to build.
As a personal tragedy strikes that threatens Craig’s self-control and he and Liam battle one of their most formidable opponents yet, the race is on to capture the killer in time to prevent another death.
THE TALION CODE: Everything is linked.
Book thirteen in The Craig Crime Series
#14- THE TRIBES
When a farmer dies in an apparent accident, pathologist John Winter feels uneasy and asks Craig to take a look. Meanwhile, D.C.I. Liam Cullen is called to a drowning where the victim is the head of a criminal gang.
As the police in the Republic of Ireland become involved and one of Craig’s team finds himself implicated in a girl’s murder, the Murder Squad has only days to prevent a gang war, leading to one its newest team members risking their life.
THE TRIBES. Hatred comes in many forms.
Book fourteen in the Craig Crime Series
#15- THE PACT
When a police officer shoots a woman dead at a Belfast airport, the reasons behind it are more complex than they first seem and the Murder Squad is called.
Craig’s team discover coercion, betrayal and international alliances that point them towards the darkest threat Northern Ireland has ever faced.
THE PACT. Choose your friends carefully.
Book fifteen in the Craig Crime Series
#16- THE CABAL
When Chief Constable Sean Flanagan tasks Belfast’s Murder Squad with investigating a sex-worker’s kidnapping, Craig suspects that he has something to hide. But when a senior politician and an ex-soldier are killed a few hours later and Craig discovers the three cases are linked, the team finds itself drawn into an international plot.
The intrigue extends from Whitehall to Germany, and touches criminal organisations and governments alike, leading to death and destruction across the UK and an outcome that will affect the whole of Europe.
THE CABAL: Politics is never a game.
Book sixteen in the Craig Crime Series
#17- THE KILLING YEAR
When a man and woman are found murdered near one of Northern Ireland’s beauty spots, in a way that’s similar to victims discovered over the previous year, the Belfast Murder Squad is called in.
What Craig’s team uncovers leads them to a decades old happening, a centuries old method of killing, and a killer more disturbed than any that they’ve met before.
THE KILLING YEAR: The past can be twisted to fit.
Book seventeen in the Craig Crimes Series
#18 - THE RUNNING OF THE DEER
When a teenager is found dead in remote woodland in County Tyrone, the Belfast Murder Squad is called to investigate. It leads Craig and his team into a dark world of sacrifice and tortured psyches that tracks over forty years, a world where greed, abuse and hedonism all play their part.
Meanwhile, Craig fails to see that there are things in his personal life that have the potential to destroy his world, and Liam’s night time activities become the subject of a bet.
THE RUNNING OF THE DEER: Youth can be wild.
#19 - THE PROPERTY
When Belfast’s tourism boom leads to the building of a new hotel, no-one could have anticipated what the development would uncover. The building yields a secret that sets the Belfast Murder Squad hunting for a killer from the past, and reveals a desperately sad personal story and an international fraud.
Meanwhile Craig’s work and personal lives grow increasingly complicated, and there is a new addition to his team, while a longer term member resorts to blackmail to achieve what they want.
THE PROPERTY: No-one can place a claim on the heart.
#20 -CROSSING THE LINE
When a prisoner at a high security prison dies inexplicably, the Belfast Murder Squad is called in to make sense of the death. But none of the detectives could possibly have anticipated where their investigation would lead.
Smuggling, gang warfare and new drugs results in more killings, a ship being raided and a siege, before a final showdown that sees Craig and his team risking everything to save innocent men.
CROSSING THE LINE: Is never a good idea.