A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.
A mixed blood female London homicide detective, wounded in a botched operation, is sidelined to a newly-formed police force in North East England. Paired with a cancer survivor, her first case involves a murder in an Albanian mafia-run local brothel which uncovers a viper's nest of corruption, both sexual and economic. In essence a police procedural with a striking Northumberland background, this reaches unexpected noir heights as the personally conflicted cops uncover layer after layer of intrigue that keep you glued to the page. Sam Alexander is allegedly a pen name for a well-known author. Bets are open as to her (or his) identity.
DI Joni Pax, a London homicide detective, wounded in a disastrous raid, has been transferred to the newly formed Police Force of North East England. Her boss, DCI Hector ‘Heck’ Rutherford, is recently back at work after cancer treatment. Between them they are responsible for major crime in rural Northumberland and County Durham. Joni, the daughter of a black American and a white hippy, is a loner struggling to regain her selfconfidence. Heck is happily married, but illness has left him fearful.
Based in Corham, a town with Roman, medieval and industrial heritage, Pax and Rutherford investigate a murder at a brothel run by the Albanian mafia. In a series of breathtaking plot twists, we are drawn into the corruption that underpins the beautiful northern English countryside – as well as hinting at a mysterious world beyond the horizon. Carnal Acts explores abuse of many kinds – sexual, psychological and economic – taking the police procedural to places it has never been before.
Dark, unremitting and terrifyingly relevant, Carnal Acts is a book you may hesitate to pick up and put down.
Closing date: 06/09/2018
Publication date: 15/06/2014
Publisher: Arcadia Books
|Publication date:||15th June 2014|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
Sam Alexander is a pseudonym for an acclaimed British crime writer.More About Sam Alexander