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Following on from Silent Passage, Blood Ties is the second in a series of easy to read whodunits featuring the cases of rule-breaker DI Charlie Moon, set in Birmingham at the time of the millennium. The body of a small-time, city-based criminal found in a deserted country wood is the beginning of a frustrating investigation that looks to be going nowhere until DI Moon makes a surprising discovery. Full of twists and turns and well worth the time to discover more by reading the free Opening Extract.

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Blood Ties by Jenny Francis

Blood Ties is the second murder mystery which features Detective Inspector Charlie Moon. Like the first, The Silent Passage (Matador, 2014), it is set in Birmingham at the time of the millennium. It follows Moon two years after his suspension from duty for not following house rules; he is back on the scene but still has a nagging feeling that his superiors are out to get him. The story starts with the discovery of a body hidden under a pile of leaves in the middle of a wood. This sets Moon off on an investigation that will prove to be full of surprises. The body belongs to a small-time criminal named Sean Mattox who has been shot at close range with a shotgun. Nothing, however, links Mattox to the place where his body is found. and with the forensic evidence thin on the ground, Moon quickly finds himself confronted by one dead end after the other. Aided once again by his journalist friend, Jo Lyon, Moon uncovers a trail which eventually leads to a case of sex abuse and then to a missing person. At first nothing seems to connect the strange goings-on up lonely country lanes until Moon starts to make a startling series of discoveries. Can he solve the mystery of who killed Sean Mattox? Will his continuing clashes with authority catch up with him before he does? Blood Ties is a gripping tale of greed, power, vice, blackmail and revenge. It will appeal to those looking for a fast-paced tale full of suspense and unexpected twists...

About the Author

Jenny Francis is the pen name of Patricia Scudamore and Hilton Catt, who are well known authors of business and careers books which they have been writing for the last twenty years. More recently they have diversified into crime thrillers. They are great believers in using the power of books to spread important messages.

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Publication date

28th November 2016


Jenny Francis

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Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing


192 pages


Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
Independent Authors
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Crime & mystery



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Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing is an imprint of Matador

logo Matador has been offering authors a high quality self-publishing service since 1999. Part of Troubador Publishing Ltd, Matador offers a wide range of services aimed at publishing, marketing and distributing books and ebooks to a high standard, be that via Print On Demand (POD) or through traditional bookshop distribution. Matador has deliberately established itself at the quality end of the self-publishing market. We work in partnership with our authors, most of whom publish with us as they are serious about their self-publishing, wanting a high quality book or a real chance at getting their work distributed and read. As a result, we are the UK's most widely recommended self-publishing service. 'Matador is a highly reputable partnership publisher offering an author the best chance of self-publishing success in the UK.' Mick Rooney, Editor of The Independent Publishing Magazine

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