Alone with a Killer
Author: Bill Kitson
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Joffe Books Crime Thrillers
Release Date: February 02, 2020
Detective Mike Nash thought that moving back to Yorkshire from London would give him a quieter life. Little did he know . . .
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “IDENTITY CRISIS”
ALONE IN A COTTAGE
A STORM COMING IN
A SERIAL KILLER ON THE LOOSE
Alone in an isolated Yorkshire cottage, Vanda Dawson waits for her sister Jo to come keep her company. Her husband Brian is away on holiday.
Outside, as storms lash the country, Jo struggles to reach the house. But she finds it deserted and in darkness.
WHERE HAS VANDA GONE?
With Mike Nash on leave, Detective Sergeant Clara Mironova leads the investigation.
The missing woman’s husband is also unaccounted for. Is he responsible, or has she been abducted by the sadistic serial killer nicknamed The Cremator?
A SERIAL KILLER WHO TORTURES AND BURNS HIS VICTIMS ALIVE
Before Nash's return, a security van disappears along with its two-man crew. Further violent crimes are reported and it becomes apparent that nothing is as it seems and no one is quite what they appear to be.
A BREATH-TAKING CRIME THRILLER PERFECT FOR FANS OF IAN RANKIN, JD KIRK, DS BUTLER or PETER ROBINSON.
PRAISE FOR BILL KITSON
"Intelligent and complex enough to satisfy the most ardent of whodunit fan" - milorambles.com
"It's all here, taking place in Yorkshire, and will please crime aficionados" - Gazette & Herald
'Mike Nash is a great creation' - Shotsmag, Ron Ellis
''An author who has expertly carved himself a niche in the crime thriller marketplace...he knows how to twist the corkscrew" - Scarborough Evening News
“The plot really is fantastic with twists and turns which will keep you page turning until the early hours”G.L.
“The ending always comes as a surprise. That's what keeps you up until the early hours” Patty
“Edge of chair stuff” Jan
A highly talented detective, he was a rising star in the Metropolitan Police. Following a particularly gruesome case involving a sadistic serial killer, Nash turns down the chance of promotion and heads back to his native county of Yorkshire. He hopes that returning to his roots will bring peace of mind. However, although the pace of life seems gentler, the crimes prove no less horrific. His skills are tested to the limit by a series of violent crimes that threaten to ruin his plans for a more relaxed lifestyle. Nor is his secret ambition to settle down made any easier by his one weakness, a seemingly unquenchable thirst for female company. That is, until . . .?
The books are set in a fictional rural North Yorkshire with a scattering of market towns, many small villages and countryside that changes from high moorland with dramatic crags, mountain tarns and sparse vegetation, to the gentler, lush agricultural land lower down the valley that is bisected by the river Helm. The town of Helmsdale is where Mike Nash and his team are based, in a sub-division of their headquarters in the larger town of Netherdale. Further to the west is Bishopton, also part of the hub our detectives cover.