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Books in the series: Jessica Daniel series

Eye for an Eye

Eye for an Eye

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

In bestselling crime author Kerry Wilkinson's Eye for an Eye, DI Jessica Daniel is tasked with multiple investigations while facing demons from her past. Seventeen years ago, Damian Walker abducted five women because the voices in his head told him to. Now he has been declared sane and is about to be released back onto Manchester's streets with a new identity. But within hours, there is another attack similar to his previous ones. Walker has proof it's not him - but is he reliable, and, if so, who is trying to frame him? DI Jessica Daniel and her chief are given a parallel task to the main investigation: keep an eye on Walker - but that's not all Jessica has to do. Rock star Blaine Banner is playing a series of homecoming gigs but is convinced someone's trying to kill him, while a bride-to-be is picketing the police station, demanding someone finds her missing fiance. All the while, faces from Jessica's past are watching and waiting. Someone wants a word . . .

Nothing but Trouble

Nothing but Trouble

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2017

In Nothing But Trouble, a gripping crime thriller by bestselling crime author Kerry Wilkinson, DI Jessica Daniel has to protect the streets of Manchester from escaped prisoners - and those trying to hunt them down. Niall O'Brien is a veteran living on the edge of a run-down estate, refusing to sell his house to developers. He's the only remaining resident, alone and frightened by a series of break-ins. He's been threatening to shoot the next intruder but he can't be serious . . . what if the next person through the door is a police officer trying to help? Elsewhere, on a bright Manchester morning a vehicle screeches across a junction and wipes out a prison van. Two prisoners run for it, leaving the police to track them down. They don't have long to wait. Hours later, one of the escapees is hanged from a motorway bridge. Was he broken out solely to be killed, or is there something deeper going on? Meanwhile, someone's conning pensioners out of their savings and there are rumours that the bare-knuckle British middleweight title fight is coming to the city. DI Jessica Daniel fears finding herself in the middle of an all-out war, not knowing that the biggest threat might come from a frightened pensioner.

For Richer, For Poorer

For Richer, For Poorer

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2016

In good times . . . and bad. In Kerry Wilkinson's For Richer, For Poorer three houses have been burgled in five weeks. The robbers barge in through the back, disable any way to contact the outside world, and then ransack everything - before distributing the stolen cash to local charities. It might be robbing from the rich to give to the poor - but Detective Inspector Jessica Daniel is not happy. The new DCI has a whiteboard with far too many crimes on the 'unsolved' side and he wants the burglars found. Doesn't he know Jessica has enough on her plate? There's a lottery winner who's gone bankrupt; the homeless teenager she's taken in; a botched drugs raid; a trip to London with DC Archie Davey - and a man-mountain Serbian with a missing wife who's been pimping out young women. All the while, someone's watching from the wings and waiting for Jessica to mess up. Officers are being pensioned off and booted out - with a certain DI Daniel firmly in their sights.

Scarred for Life

Scarred for Life

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2015

Scarred for Life is the ninth mystery featuring Kerry Wilkinson's popular detective, Jessica Daniel. DI Jessica Daniel is not having a good week. Her wallet's been nicked, the refurbished incident room is already falling apart, and a new football-mad constable is driving her crazy. She also has bigger things on her mind. A student's body has been dumped in a wheelie bin at the back of a university building, with a vague link to an Olympic medallist and a theory that it could have been an induction which went wrong. There's the tattooed shop raider who has her team stumped; someone attacking lone women; a chief inspector who seems to have a problem with her; and someone putting letters through her front door insisting that she's caught 'the wrong man'. Worlds are colliding for Jessica - and, if she's not careful, someone close to her might not make it out in one piece.

Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2014

From Kindle number one bestselling author, Kerry Wilkinson, Crossing the Line is a darkly gripping novel where Jessica Daniel faces her toughest investigation yet. Long before Jessica Daniel became a police detective, Manchester was a ghost city after dark. Fear ruled as people were afraid to be out by themselves, the notorious Stretford Slasher terrorizing its inhabitants. Now, twenty-five years on and the media are feeling nostalgic. But Jessica has a new case to worry about. Apparent strangers are being targeted in broad daylight, the attacker unworried about being caught. If only Jessica and her team could track him down . . . It's the coldest spring in memory and Jessica has old friends to look out for, plus secrets - so many secrets - that should have long been buried.

Behind Closed Doors Jessica Daniel Book 7

Behind Closed Doors Jessica Daniel Book 7

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2014

Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel has barely left her house in months, isolated away from friends and colleagues. She may have given up on herself but one man is sure she still has something to offer. DCI Jack Cole gives her a chance at redemption: An opportunity to help a neighbouring force by discovering what is going on with a reclusive community living in a stately home in the middle of nowhere. People are going missing, turning up dead with only a vague link back to the house. But can Jessica beat her own demons in time to find out exactly what's going on behind closed doors?

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Thicker Than Water

Thicker Than Water

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2013

When Cameron and Eleanor Sexton arrive home to find their teenage babysitter missing, their immediate concern is for their young daughter. Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel is dispatched to find out what's going on, but with all apparently well, she thinks she's been sent on a fool's errand. Soon, the teenager's body is discovered in an apparently random house on the other side of Manchester. The puzzle deepens when a journalist points out that someone placed an obituary for him just days before his disappearance. A string of clues point to a club whose owner has an unhealthy interest in Jessica, but then something happens which makes her question the very core of her beliefs. In Thicker Than Water, Jessica is left to turn to the one person she knows she can rely on . . . but is that trust misplaced? Praise for Kerry Wilkinson 'Wilkinson's story spreads like a pool of blood . . . his talent becomes ever more obvious' Daily Mail

Playing with Fire Jessica Daniel Book 5

Playing with Fire Jessica Daniel Book 5

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/07/2013

Those who play with fire are going to get burned ...Seven years ago Martin Chadwick set fire to a Manchester pub, not knowing a teenager was sleeping inside. Chadwick's release from prison is imminent, with journalists gearing up for a good old-fashioned media lynching. With the victim's father telling the papers he is out for revenge, DS Jessica Daniel is left to keep an eye on Chadwick and his fiery eighteen-year-old son. If that's not enough to keep her occupied, a private investigator is doing a fine job sticking his oar in, it looks like there's a schoolgirl suicide ring in operation, her car is working a little too well, and the endless rain continues to pound her northern home.

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The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2013

The Woman in Black is the third gripping Jessica Daniel novel from bestselling sensation, Kerry Wilkinson. Someone has left a severed hand in the centre of Manchester and the only clue Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel has to go on is CCTV footage of a woman in a long black robe placing it carefully on the ground. With a lengthy missing persons list and frantic families wondering if the body part could belong to their absent loved ones, she has plenty to deal with - and that's before a detached finger arrives for her in the post. By the time a second hand is found and a local MP's wife goes missing, Jessica is left struggling to find out who the appendages belong to, how they are connected and just what the mysterious woman in black has to do with it all.

Think of the Children

Think of the Children

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2013

Think of the Children is a tense and gripping thriller from Kerry Wilkinson, whose smash-hit Jessica Daniel series has enthralled thousands of readers. Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel is first on the scene as a stolen car crashes on a misty, wet Manchester morning. The driver is dead, but the biggest shock awaits her when she discovers the body of a child wrapped in plastic in the boot of the car. As Jessica struggles to discover the identity of the driver, a thin trail leads her first to a set of clothes buried in the woods and then to a list of children's names abandoned in an allotment shed. With the winter chill setting in and parents looking for answers, Jessica must find out who has been watching local children, and how this connects to a case that has been unsolved for fourteen years.

Locked In

Locked In

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2013

The first in the Jessica Daniel series, Locked In is the number one bestselling crime thriller from Kerry Wilkinson. When a body is found in a locked house, Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel is left to not only find the killer but discover how they got in and out. With little in the way of leads and a journalist that seems to know more about the case than she does, Jessica is already feeling the pressure - and that's before a second body shows up in identical circumstances to the first. How can a murderer get to victims in seemingly impossible situations and what, if anything, links the bodies? Continue the thrilling series with Vigilante.

Vigilante

Vigilante

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2013

Following his bestselling sensation, Locked In, Vigilante is Kerry Wilkinson's unputdownable second book in the Jessica Daniel series. Dead bodies are piling up for Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel. Usually when a serial killer is on the loose, the pressure would be building to find the perpetrator but the victims are all hardened criminals themselves. The national media can't believe their luck with an apparent vigilante on the streets, while Jessica's new boss seems grateful someone else is doing their job for them. But things aren't so straightforward when forensics matches blood from the apparent killer to a man already behind bars.