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Bad for Good

(The first book in the DS Jo Howe series)
A novel by

2023 CrimeFest: Specsavers Debut Crime Novel Award (nominee)

'Brutal, dark and laced with violence ... Peter James had better watch out, he has a new competitor' DAILY MAIL

'A masterfully spun tale . Intense pace, striking characters and a riveting denouement' IRISH INDEPENDENT

'Gripping' PETER JAMES

'Thoroughly absorbing' ELLY GRIFFITHS

How far would you go?

The murder of a promising footballer, son of Brighton's highest-ranking police officer, means Detective Superintendent Jo Howe has a complicated and sensitive case on her hands. The situation becomes yet more desperate following devastating blackmail threats.

Howe can trust no one as she tracks the brutal killer in a city balanced on a knife edge of vigilante action and a police force riven with corruption.


'Engaging' M.W.CRAVEN

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Cracking." - Mark Billingham

"Engaging." - M W Craven

"Thoroughly absorbing." - Elly Griffiths

"Vicious criminals and dysfunctional police described by a man who knows." - Anthony Horowitz

"Gripping." - Peter James

"Woven with such authenticity and a keen eye for detail, Bad for Good is a cracking procedural that quite literally doesn't pull any punches." - Victoria Selman

"Brutally realistic, with a compelling cast of characters, Bad For Good is a genuine can't put it down page-turner." - E V Seymour

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