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First Hand

(2019)
(A book in the DC O'Connell series)
A Novella by

 
 
A woman is killed in a stone circle in Ireland, and the police have no leads.
But Kate O’Connell, the victim’s niece and close friend, is sure she knows who did it, and want’s justice…


Ten years before Kate becomes a Detective on the Surrey Murder Team, she suffered the loss of her aunt in a brutal killing on the outskirts of Cork, Ireland.

Stricken with grief, the sixteen-year-old Kate grows frustrated with the apparent lack of progress made by the Irish Garda in hunting down Fiona’s killer.

To Kate, it’s simple. Fiona was like a sister to her, and shared everything, including the actions of her ex-boyfriend who used to violently beat her. He’d been stalking her again just days before her murder, and Kate was well aware of what he was capable of. It had to be him. He must be the killer, and Kate has decided to take it upon herself to bring him to justice.

But nothing is ever that easy…

***This is a prequel to "The Upper Hand", and is available for FREE through my Mailing List***

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"An exciting new voice in British Crime fiction." - JD Kirk


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June 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: First Hand: A DC O'Connell Crime Thriller Prequel
Author(s): AL Fraine
Publisher: Andrew Dobell
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June 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: First Hand: A DC O'Connell Crime Thriller Prequel
Author(s): AL Fraine
Publisher: Andrew Dobell
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: First Hand: A DC O'Connell Crime Thriller Prequel
Author(s): AL Fraine
Publisher: Andrew Dobell
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: First Hand: A DC O'Connell Crime Thriller Prequel
Author(s): AL Fraine
Publisher: Andrew Dobell
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: First Hand: A DC O'Connell Crime Thriller Prequel
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