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Cold Killing

by Luke Delaney

Part of the DI Sean Corrigan Series

Crime / Mystery Debut Books of the Month eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Cold Killing

September 2013 Debut of the Month.

A scarily realistic 'cat and mouse' thriller. Very unsettling with unexpected twists that will keep your stomach in knots. A very clever forensically aware serial killer is on the loose in London. But on his trail is the emotionally damaged DI Sean Corrigan who has an uncanny ability to identify darkness in others.

The author is an ex Detective Sergeant in the London Police and we think he has found his new calling. Perfect for fans of Mark Billingham, Peter James and Stuart MacBride.


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A 'Piece of Passion' from the publisher...
'As a former police officer, it’s not surprising that Luke Delaney’s writing has an incredible sense of authenticity. But what really hooked me on first reading Cold Killing was the almost visceral sense of menace and threat that pervades the novel. And I fell in love with D I Sean Corrigan, a brilliantly drawn and fascinating character with a dark history that gives him the ultimate edge when it comes to catching bad guys.'  – Sarah Hodgson, Deputy Publishing Director, HarperFiction

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Cold Killing Synopsis

DI Sean Corrigan is not like other detectives. The terrible abuse he suffered in childhood hasn't stopped him enjoying family life with his wife and two daughters, or pursuing an impressive career with South London's Murder Investigation Unit. But it has left him with an uncanny ability to identify the darkness in others - a darkness he recognises still exists deep within his own psyche and battles to keep buried there. Now Sean's on the trail of the most dangerous killer he's ever encountered. The perpetrator has no recognisable MO, leaves no forensic evidence and his victims have nothing in common. But Sean knows they were all murdered by the same man. Now all he has to do is find the evidence, convince his bosses and stop the killing ...before his adversary gets too close to home...

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Cold Killing Press Reviews

'A striking debut from a former Murder Squad Detective, Delaney is not his real name, but there is no doubt about his inside knowledge and ability to convey it'
Daily Mail

'A confident, aggressive and very promising debut by a former Met detective'
The Times

'An authentic voice on how the police operate with a stone-cold killer striking randomly around London ... scary authenticity'
The Sun

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ISBN: 9780007486083
Publication date: 15/08/2013
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007486083
Publication date: 15th August 2013
Author: Luke Delaney
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 464 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,

About Luke Delaney

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 ...

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