CUT THE DECK: DCI Cooper 1
Pick a card. Any card. This killer wants the whole deck.
When the body of a teenage girl, dressed in a magician’s outfit, is discovered on a beach in North Tyneside, DCI Cooper fears she is dealing with a different breed of killer. Some murderers leave a calling card, but this girl’s killer stitched his card into her flesh.
Cooper quickly gets to work and identifies the victim as missing fifteen-year-old, Rachel Pearson. As the investigation progresses, Cooper soon discovers that Rachel’s father has a short fuse and that her boyfriend, Will, has a possessive streak. Before she can track down Will, another girl is murdered.
Same killer. Same school. Different outfit.
With a serial killer stalking the teenagers of Tynemouth, Cooper’s boss and the press are demanding results. As Cooper’s self-confidence dwindles she works to find the connection. The eyes of the country are on Tynemouth and her investigation. Can Cooper put her personal issues behind her and stop the man tormenting her hometown before another mother loses her child and she loses her job?
ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS: DCI Cooper 2
An abduction. An assault. Two terrible cases and time is running out.
Macey trusted the good Samaritan. She shouldn't have.
Omar didn't fight back. He should have.
When nineteen-year-old Macey Gallagher goes missing after a night out in Newcastle upon Tyne, DCI Cooper feels as if she is the only one worried about her. During her investigation she unearths a disturbing pattern. Macey isn't the only young woman to go missing in the city. Then a horrifying assault lands on Cooper's desk.
As Omar Ali slipped into a coma he only had the strength to utter two words to Cooper:
A hate crime with horrific injuries and little evidence to go on. Who was the bad dog and why did they target Omar? Cooper must work quickly. She doesn't know who the attacker is, but he knows her. And he is watching.
ROLL THE DICE: DCI Cooper 3
If everyone hates you, everyone has a reason…
When crime boss, Fletcher Blackburn, is gunned down in his own home, DCI Erica Cooper’s blood runs cold. The Blackburns aren’t the sort to wait for the courts to hand out justice, and with fingers being pointed at a business partner and a rival gang, it isn’t long before the violence escalates.
To prevent a gang war, Cooper must solve this case as quickly as possible. She knows the key to the case lies with those closest to Fletcher, but the Blackburns don’t trust the police.
A trophy wife, a brother in prison, a merciless son, a spoiled princess, a bookish accountant, and a power hungry nephew. One of them knows the truth. None of them will open up.
DS Jack ‘Tennessee’ Daniel thinks most murders are rooted in sex and money but forensic pathologist, Margot Swanson, thinks there’s more to this murder than first appears. Still traumatised from the events of last spring, Cooper must keep one eye on the crime families of the north, and one eye on her own. Can she get to the bottom of this before all of Newcastle is burned to the ground?
An unputdownable thriller set in the stunning Northumbrian countryside.
NORTHERN ROULETTE: DCI Cooper 4
SPIN THE WHEEL. BLACK, YOU LIVE. RED, YOU’RE DEAD.
While DCI Cooper rushes to be with her grieving family, the body of a jazz singer is found buried in a giant sandcastle. DS Jack ’Tennessee’ Daniel is asked to take on the investigation in Cooper’s absence. Delving into the deceased woman’s life, but with no friends or family to speak of the woman is a mystery.
Then another beach, another sandcastle, another murder. With seemingly nothing to connect the victims and a suspect field of thousands, Tennessee has to overcome his insecurities, lead the team at CID, and stop the Sandcastle Killings before anyone else is hurt.
When Cooper returns, she is horrified to discover the depraved details of the case. Concerns about her health, her father’s business, and her daughter’s happiness must be put aside because with this killer…
All bets are off.
Set in the stunning north-east of England, this addictive thriller will keep you guessing until the shocking finale.
Northern Roulette is the fourth novel in the DCI Cooper series from Newcastle-born author B Baskerville. Great for fans of LJ Ross, AM Peacock and Howard Linskey.
THE ONLY WEAPON IN THE ROOM: An Athena Fox Mystery
Two sisters. One dead.
When Athena's sister takes her own life a year after their mother's death, Athena suspects grief isn't
the real reason. Especially when she discovers a list of men in her sister's diary.
A coded message.
Her suspicions grow, as one by one, she traces the men, and she soon finds herself on a twisted path of violence and self-doubt.
The fight of her life.
Some things are worth fighting for. The truth is one of them.
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DEAD IN THE WATER: A nautical murder mystery
Smooth seas never made a skilled killer.
When Esther's father asks her to move his boat from the Greek Isles to Sicily, she knows her old university friends will jump at the chance to help her. A sailing team reunited, a luxury yacht, clear skies, and hot sun— it should be heaven.
But as a once-in-a-decade storm approaches, buried grudges return to the surface and secrets can't stay private any longer.
The nation's sweetheart, the model, the vet, the hippy, the watcher, and the flirt— one of them isn't getting off this yacht alive.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT DEAD IN THE WATER:
★★★★★ "What should have been an idyllic holiday turns nasty when the the tension is ramped up in this gritty story." Shaun
★★★★★ "A great page turner with plenty of twists." Jane
HIDE & SEEK: DCI Cooper 4
WHAT IF YOU ONLY HAD A TEN-SECOND HEAD START?
When the remains of two young women are discovered buried in a forest, DCI Erica Cooper and her team are tasked with finding out who they are and how they ended up there.
Two things she knows for certain: they weren’t hiking, and their deaths aren’t accidental.
Dark woods hide darker deeds.
On the picturesque shore of Northern Europe’s largest reservoir, things aren’t as peaceful as they seem. Something untoward is happening in rural Northumberland. Between shady pasts, drug culture and extremist views, no one in the village is above suspicion. In this community of hunters, farmers and gamekeepers, it’s not the animals who are being stalked. Someone is chasing human prey.
With questions hanging over Cooper’s family and her future, she must battle to keep her mind on the job. Because it’s not just a cold-hearted murderer she has to contend with, it’s the forest itself. Dark, disorientating and dangerous – there’s no phone signal, no one to come to the rescue.
Cooper has to work fast because the killer wants another victim, and he’s coming whether she’s ready or not. Set in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside, this twisty thriller will keep you guessing. Northern Roulette is the fifth novel in the DCI Cooper series from Newcastle-born author B Baskerville. Great for fans of LJ Ross, AM Peacock and Howard Linskey.
FINDERS KEEPERS: DCI Cooper 5
THEY WERE IN LOVE. BUT, WERE THEY IN DANGER?
When a newly engaged couple vanishes during a cycling adventure in the north of England, DCI Erica Cooper wonders if there’s more to this case than a simple missing persons investigation.
Cooper's team at Northumbria Police are pushed to their limits. Short-staffed and grieving the loss of a colleague, their caseload mounts with a gangland shooting and a kidnapped five-year-old. They trace the couple’s movements across the Pennines to Newcastle, then north to a nature reserve where the trail goes cold.
They stopped to watch the birds. But was someone watching them?
With a baby on the way, Cooper is under pressure like never before. She fears the couple have run into a notorious, violent criminal, but with no bodies and no crime scene, how can she prove it?
Finders Keepers is the sixth novel in the DCI Cooper series from Newcastle-born author B Baskerville. Set in Durham, North Tyneside and Northumberland, this twisty thriller will keep you guessing. Great for fans of LJ Ross, AM Peacock and Howard Linskey.