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Twisted Crimes

(2017)
(The fifth book in the DCI Sophie Allen series)
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A COUPLE IS FOUND DEAD IN THEIR CAR ON A REMOTE NATURE RESERVE. WHAT DID THEY KNOW THAT WOULD MAKE SOMEONE KILL TO KEEP THEM SILENT?

Full of twists and turns, this crime thriller will keep you turning the pages until the stunning conclusion.


Sylvia and Ted Armitage, a retired couple, attend the wrong funeral service by mistake. A month later their daughter returns from holiday to find them missing.

The police make little headway in tracing their whereabouts until their bodies are found in their car, abandoned in the middle of a copse in a tranquil nature reserve. They appear to have committed suicide, but some of the forensic evidence suggests otherwise. The police slowly make progress and find several links to a shady organisation that owns a string of bars, clubs and cafes.

When another body is found in the same area, DCI Sophie Allen must use all her investigative skills to unravel the connections between these very different victims. Some of the suspects are involved in shady deals and corruption, others are masking dark family secrets.

Sophie is joined by two new police officers, Rose Simons and George Warrander, who will transform her team.

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Colin Dexter, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.

Twisted Crimes is book five of a new series of best-selling detective thrillers featuring DCI Sophie Allen, head of the Violent Crime Unit in Dorset.

THE DETECTIVES
DCI Sophie Allen is Dorset’s acknowledged expert on murder and violent crime. She is 42 as the series starts, and lives with her husband and younger daughter in Wareham. Her elder daughter is studying in London. Sophie has a law degree and a master’s in criminal psychology. Her brilliant mind conceals some dark secrets from her past.

DS Barry Marsh is based at Swanage police station. He's quiet, methodical and dedicated, the perfect foil for Sophie's hidden fragility.

THE SETTING
Dorset. A beautiful English county which includes a stunning section of the coastline, but whose beauty belies darkness beneath the surface.

DISCOVER YOUR NEXT FAVOURITE MYSTERY SERIES NOW!

THE DCI SOPHIE ALLEN BOOKS

Book 1: DARK CRIMES
Book 2: DEADLY CRIMES
Book 3: SECRET CRIMES
Book 4: BURIED CRIMES
Book 5: TWISTED CRIMES
Book 6: EVIL CRIMES
Book 7: SHADOW CRIMES
Book 8: SILENT CRIMES
Book 9: RUTHLESS CRIMES
Book 10: BRUTAL CRIMES

Genre: Mystery

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January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: TWISTED CRIMES a gripping detective mystery full of suspense (Detective Sophie Allen)
Author(s): MICHAEL HAMBLING
ISBN: 1-912106-68-X / 978-1-912106-68-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Joffe Books
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September 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Twisted Crimes: DCI Sophie Allen, Book 5
Author(s): Michael Hambling
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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September 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Twisted Crimes: DCI Sophie Allen, Book 5
Author(s): Michael Hambling
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Twisted Crimes: DCI Sophie Allen, Book 5
Author(s): Michael Hambling
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Twisted Crimes: DCI Sophie Allen, Book 5
Author(s): Michael Hambling
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: TWISTED CRIMES a gripping detective mystery full of suspense (Detective Sophie Allen Book 5)
Author(s): MICHAEL HAMBLING
Publisher: Joffe Books Mystery, Crime Thriller, Suspense Fiction
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU