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Steve Mosby - Author

About the Author

Steve Mosby lives and works in Leeds. He is the author of THE THIRD PERSON, THE CUTTING CREW, THE 50/50 KILLER, CRY FOR HELP, STILL BLEEDING and BLACK FLOWERS. His novels have been translated widely and longlisted for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year Award and CWA Dagger in the Library. Find out more at: www.theleftroom.co.uk.

 

Steve Mosby was the Winner of the CWA Dagger in the Library 2012.

Featured books by Steve Mosby

The Nightmare Place

The Nightmare Place

Author: Steve Mosby Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/06/2015

His break-ins are careful. His attacks are savage. His confidence is growing ...DI Zoe Dolan is tracking a stalker who brutally attacks women in their own homes. With no idea how he gets in, or who he'll target next, the case is at a dead end - until a tip-off from a confidential helpline. But instead of helping, the new information drags Zoe deeper into the darkness. As the psyche of a vicious criminal threatens to drown her, the traumas of the past she's never escaped creep closer and closer. Now, for Zoe and the other women of the city, nowhere is safe. Particularly their own bedroom in the dead of night ...

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The Nightmare Place

The Nightmare Place

Author: Steve Mosby Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/06/2014

Or at least that's one theory for DI Zoe Dolan, tracking the Creeper - a stalker who's been breaking into women's homes and attacking them. But the Creeper's violence is escalating and there's no pattern, no clue as to how he's getting in, and no clue as to who's next. Until Jane Webster gets a call to the helpline where she volunteers. It's meant to be a confidential service and Jane is torn - it could be a hoaxer, but the soft voice at the end of the line has the ring of truth about it. He says he loves these women - but it's a love that ends in blood. When Jane tells the police, it should be the lead that Zoe needs - but it only pulls her further into a case that is already taking her dangerously close to the past she's never fully escaped. For Jane, Zoe and all the other young women of the city, suddenly nowhere is safe. Particularly their own bedroom at the dead of night...

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Other books by Steve Mosby

The Nightmare Place

The Nightmare Place

Author: Steve Mosby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

DI Zoe Dolan is tracking a stalker who brutally attacks women in their own homes. With no idea how he gets in, or who he'll target next, the case is at a dead end - until a tip-off from a confidential helpline. But the new information drags Zoe deeper into the darkness. As the psyche of a vicious criminal threatens to drown her, the traumas of her past creep ever closer. Now, for Zoe and the other women of the city, nowhere is safe. Particularly their own bedroom in the dead of night . . .

You Can Run

You Can Run

Author: Steve Mosby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

YOU CAN RUN Police called to a crime scene on a quiet suburban street are shocked to find a woman being held captive. YOU CAN HIDE When the remains of more victims are discovered, it seems that the notorious Red River Killer, who has been abducting women for twenty years, has finally been identified. BUT HE'S STILL OUT THERE DI Will Turner leads the investigation. The killer may be running, but he's certainly not hiding - and the hunt for his next victim is very much underway . . .

The Cutting Crew

The Cutting Crew

Author: Steve Mosby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2019

The dead girl was never identified, and for Martin and the other police officers involved, her murder symbolised everything that was wrong with the city: a haphazard sprawl of indifference. Four months on, Martin is separated from his job, his wife and his friends. But then a simple note forces him to re-enter an investigation he'd rather forget: 'I found her'. The search takes him in a downward spiral of violence and pain, and drags him towards the danger at the heart of the city: the eight brothers rumoured to control everything.

Dark Room

Dark Room

Author: Steve Mosby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2019

No connection. No clues. No escape... For DI Andrew Hicks, solving a murder is logical: your first suspicions are usually right. So when the brutally beaten body of a young woman is found, his attention focuses closely on the ex-boyfriend. But then more bodies start appearing, all beaten beyond recognition, and there is no connection between any of the victims. Because this is a new type of killer, one who revels in chaos. To survive, Hicks must face not only a serial killer with no discernible motive, but the hidden darkness of his own past.

Cry for Help

Cry for Help

Author: Steve Mosby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2019

'Help me' the girl on the phone says. But she is already dead. Dave Lewis is a man with a history. Haunted by his brother's murder when they were children, and scarred by his parents' grief, he's trying to convince himself the past is the past. When Detective Sam Currie failed to prevent his son's death it cost him everything - until a new crime takes hold of him. A killer is stalking the city, abducting girls and sending texts and emails to their families before he kills them. When Dave Lewis appears to connect both investigations, it's an opportunity Currie can't resist...

I Know Who Did It

I Know Who Did It

Author: Steve Mosby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2019

Every year Detective David Groves receives a birthday card for his son . . . even though he buried him years ago. His son's murder took everything from him, apart from his belief in the law, even though the killers were never found. This year, though, the card bears a different message: I know who did it. A woman who died in a car accident is claiming to be back from the dead - with a terrifying account of what she's been through. The answer to both lies with the kind of people you want to run from - and uncovering the truth means going through hell . . .

Still Bleeding

Still Bleeding

Author: Steve Mosby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2019

Sarah Pepper's body is missing after her boyfriend killed her in a drunken rage. He can only vaguely recall where he left her, although police soon find the place. But someone else got there first. Sarah's body has been taken. Meanwhile, another force is closing in on a killer whose latest victim was drained completely of blood. The man they arrest confesses to the killings but that doesn't close the case - because Rebecca's body isn't where it should be. Two missing bodies - but are the cases linked? The hunt leads to an underworld where life is only the first thing victims will lose . . .

The Third Person

The Third Person

Author: Steve Mosby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2019

'Steve Mosby has become one of a handful of writers who make me excited about crime fiction' Val McDermid 'Mosby has become renowned for thrillers that reach into dark places where most British crime writers are afraid to go' Sunday Express 'This isn't some kind of 'Dear John' letter. I'm coming back again'. But Amy Sinclair didn't come back. That note on the kitchen table was the last that her boyfriend, Jason, heard of her. At first, he let her have her space but as the weeks turned to months the worries had set in... and eventually he went after her. What he found appalled him. It seems that Amy had had a secret life on the internet and had met some people she shouldn't have. And one of them took her. Now Jason sits at home and cruises the same horrific websites that she once walked through to find her kidnapper. But when he lays a trap for a monster he meets in a chat-room he gets more than he bargained for. He finds that nothing in this story is as it seems, and that the clues lie in the mistakes of his own past...

The 50/50 Killer

The 50/50 Killer

Author: Steve Mosby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2019

The 50/50 killer preys on couples. He manipulates their love for each other and makes them play a game. He stalks them, tortures them and then forces them to choose. What is going to break first? Their will or their love for each other? Only two things are certain: One of them will die. And the other will have killed them.

Black Flowers

Black Flowers

Author: Steve Mosby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2019

Black flowers for the missing ones mean they're never coming back... As if from nowhere, she appears one day on a seaside promenade, with a black flower and a horrifying story about where she's been. But telling that story will start a chain reaction of dangerous lies and deadly illusions that will claim many more victims in the years to come. When Neil Dawson's father commits suicide, he is obviously devastated. But through his grief, Neil knows something isn't right. Among his father's possessions, he finds a copy of an old novel, The Black Flower. Opening it will take Neil into an investigation full of danger, pain and subterfuge. Hannah Price is also mourning her father, having followed his footsteps into the police force. When she gets assigned to Neil's father's case, it will lead her on a journey into her own past and to the heart of a shattering secret.

The Third Person

The Third Person

Author: Steve Mosby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2018

'Steve Mosby has become one of a handful of writers who make me excited about crime fiction' Val McDermid 'Mosby has become renowned for thrillers that reach into dark places where most British crime writers are afraid to go' Sunday Express 'This isn't some kind of 'dear John' letter. I'm coming back again'. But Amy Sinclair didn't come back. That note on the kitchen table was the last that her boyfriend, Jason, heard of her. At first, he had let her have her space but as the weeks turned to months the worries had set in... and eventually he went after her. What he found appalled him. It seems that Amy had had a secret life on the internet and had met some people she shouldn't have. And one of them took her. Now Jason sits at home and cruises the same horrific websites that she once walked through to find her kidnapper. But when he lays a trap for a monster he meets in a chat-room he gets more than he bargained for. He finds that nothing in this story is as it seems, and that the clues lie in the mistakes of his own past...

Der Totschreiber

Der Totschreiber

Author: Steve Mosby Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2018

14 Briefe, 14 Opfer - 13 Leichen: Gansehaut-Thrill von Steve Mosby, Englands Meister der abgrundigen SpannungSchierer Zufall bringt die Polizei auf die Spur eines Killers, der den Ermittlern jhrlich hhnische Post mit Informationen ber sein letztes Opfer zukommen lsst. 14 Briefe, 14 tote Frauen - doch es werden nur 13 Leichen gefunden, suberlich verstaut in Plastikfssern. DI Will Turner ist berzeugt, dass der Mann einen Komplizen haben muss. Auerdem hat er ein sehr persnliches Interesse an dem Fall, von dem niemand erfahren darf. Als pltzlich der Krimiautor Jeremy Townsend auf dem Revier auftaucht und merkwrdige Fragen stellt, vor allem zur Anzahl der Leichenfunde, blickt Will in Abgrnde, vor denen er lieber die Augen verschlossen htte ... "e;Steve Mosby gehrt zu der Handvoll Autoren, die meine Phantasie beflgeln."e; Val McDermid

You Can Run A Novel

You Can Run A Novel

Author: Steve Mosby Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/12/2017

You Can Run

You Can Run

Author: Steve Mosby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2017

When a car crashes into a garage on an ordinary street, the attending officer is shocked to look inside the damaged building and discover a woman imprisoned within. As the remains of several other victims are found in the attached house, police believe they have finally identified the Red River Killer - a man who has been abducting women for nearly twenty years and taunting the police with notes about his crimes. But now the main suspect, John Blythe, is on the run. As the manhunt for Blythe intensifies, DI Will Turner finds himself fighting to stay involved in the investigation. The Red River killings hold a personal significance to him and he must be the one to find the killer, although he's determined to keep this from his fellow officers at all costs. A page turning psychological thriller and a dark police procedural, the new novel from CWA Dagger winner Steve Mosby, explores the blurred lines between truth and fiction.

Holle auf Erden

Holle auf Erden

Author: Steve Mosby Format: eBook Release Date: 27/04/2017

Brillant, verstorend, hoch spannend - der neue Psycho-Thriller von Steve Mosby, Englands Meister des Genres. Charlotte Matheson ist vor zwei Jahren bei einem Autounfall ums Leben gekommen. Doch pltzlich taucht eine Frau mit einem Netz von Schnittnarben im Gesicht auf, die ihr verblffend hnlich sieht und behauptet, sie sei Charlie, auferstanden von den Toten. Detective Mark Nelson soll den rtselhaften Fall untersuchen und erfhrt von der vllig verstrten Frau schreckliche Dinge aus ihrem Leben nach dem Tod. Jedes Jahr, pnktlich zum Geburtstag seines Sohnes, bekommt Detective David Groves von einem Unbekannten eine Karte. Obwohl sein Sohn schon lange tot ist. Der Mrder wurde nie gefasst. Doch diesmal gibt es keine Glckwnschkarte, sondern eine seltsame Nachricht: Ich wei wer es getan hat. Ihre Nachforschungen werden fr beide Ermittler zu einer Reise in die Finsternis, an einen Ort der Schrecken und skrupelloser Willkr. Wollen sie bis zur Wahrheit vordringen, mssen sie zuerst durch die Hlle gehen und sich ihren tiefsten ngsten stellen ... Fr Fans von Mark Billingham, Stuart MacBride, Michael Robotham und Val McDermid

Nachtschatten

Nachtschatten

Author: Steve Mosby Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2016

Detective Inspector Zoe Dolan und ihr Team sehen sich einem Alptraum gegenuber. Ein Stalker, der nachts lautlos in die Wohnungen von jungen Frauen eindringt, um sie zu misshandeln und zu vergewaltigen, sorgt fur Panik und Misstrauen. Es hat den Anschein, als wurden seine Attacken immer brutaler. Um sich eine trugerische Intimitat vorzugaukeln, liebt es der Creeper, bereits im Schlafzimmer unter dem Bett zu liegen, wenn die jungen Frauen von der Arbeit zuruckkehren. Zoe Dolan ist uberzeugt, dass es nur noch eine Frage der Zeit ist, bis der Unbekannte zum Killer wird. Doch alle Nachforschungen verlaufen im Sande. Der Druck von Seiten der Offentlichkeit wird immer starker, DI Dolan braucht dringend einen Durchbruch in ihren Ermittlungen ...