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Luke Delaney joined the Metropolitan Police Service in the late 1980s and his first posting was to an inner city area of South East London notorious for high levels of crime and extreme violence. He was later asked to join the CID where he investigated murders ranging from those committed by fledgling serial killers to gangland assassinations.

Why I wrote Cold Killing, by Luke Delaney...
'I had an unbelievable sixteen years in the Police, the vast majority of which was spent in the CID, and loved every minute of it. But eventually the low pay and difficult working conditions drove me to resign, and I decided to fulfil a lifelong ambition to write a novel. My dad always said the great novelists write about what they know – so it was always going to be a crime novel from me.

With Cold Killing I wanted to write something that accurately portrayed the atmosphere of a murder investigation, while having the scope and pace of a contemporary American crime thriller. I also really wanted the main police protagonist to have a believable dark side that he uses as a tool to help track down the killers he hunts, and so DI Sean Corrigan came to be. Along with his team of detectives, he faces real-life police problems, such as dealing with dilapidated equipment and working from uncomfortable, crowded offices, instead of the high-tech, super-modern places you seen on TV. The book also seeks to show the pressures the detectives are constantly under: from time, their seniors, the media and public. During an investigation, time is always the enemy…'

If you like Luke Delaney you might also like to read books by David Mark, Peter Robinson and Simon Kernick.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Luke Delaney

The Jackdaw by Luke Delaney
Reader Reviewed The Jackdaw
Luke Delaney
March 2015 eBook of the Month. A dark, psychological, crime procedural tale in which city people are kidnapped, murdered (one on line with a public vote) or hideously disfigured (eyes gouged out,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/03/2015
Lovereading Price: £10.39
The Toy Taker by Luke Delaney
The Toy Taker
Luke Delaney
With strong, believable characters, clever twists and lots of edge-of-the-seat moments The Toy Taker is the third novel in the DI Sean Corrigan series. Young Children are being abducted and there’s no evidence to help find them. DI Corrgan’s ability...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Toy Taker by Luke Delaney
The Toy Taker
Luke Delaney
With strong, believable characters, clever twists and lots of edge-of-the-seat moments The Toy Taker is the third novel in the DI Sean Corrigan series. Young Children are being abducted and there’s no evidence to help find them. DI Corrgan’s ability...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/02/2014
Lovereading Price: £10.39
The Keeper by Luke Delaney
The Keeper
Luke Delaney
The second in the DI Sean Corrigan series is even better than the first, Cold Killing. The author is an ex-Metropolitan Policeman and the attraction of these are in their authenticity and the above average intelligence of the detective,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/01/2014
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Keeper by Luke Delaney
The Keeper
Luke Delaney
DI Sean Corrigan, and his unnerving ability to think like the dark criminals he chases, is back for a blistering 2nd case. When women start disappearing from their homes in broad daylight a desperate search ensues as missing persons become...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2013
Lovereading Price: £10.39
Cold Killing by Luke Delaney
Cold Killing
Luke Delaney
September 2013 Debut of the Month. A scarily realistic 'cat and mouse' thriller. Very unsettling with unexpected twists that will keep your stomach in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2013
Lovereading Price: £6.39

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