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Killing Jericho

(2023)
(The first book in the Killing Jericho series)
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Awards
2024 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year (shortlist)

**WINNER OF THE GENRE-BUSTING BOOK OF THE YEAR FINGERPRINT AWARD 2024**
**LONGLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD 2024**

'One hell of a ride' -
THE TIMES
'Revelatory' - VAL MCDERMID
'A must-read' -
JANICE HALLETT
'A genuine triumph' - IAN MOORE
'What more could a reader ask for?' -
JOHN CONNOLLY
'A thrilling helter-skelter' -
SARAH PINBOROUGH
'A fantastically gothic thriller' -
SJ WATSON
'An absolute cracker' - T.M. LOGAN
'A first-class thriller' -
CHRIS WHITAKER
'A blisteringly new brand of hero' -
SARAH HILARY
'Agatha Christie meets
Se7en' - TINA BAKER
'Furiously-paced and full of twists' -
ALEX SMITH
'Addictively dark' - HEAT
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WHEN THE FAIR COMES TO TOWN, A KILLER'S GAME BEGINS...

Scott Jericho thought he'd worked his last case. Fresh out of jail, the disgraced former detective is forced to seek refuge with the fairground family he once rejected.

Then a series of bizarre murders comes to light - deaths that echo a century-old fairground legend. The police can't connect the victims. But Jericho knows how the legend goes; that more murders are certain to follow.

As Jericho unpicks the deadly mystery, a terrifying question haunts him. As a direct descendant of one of the victims in the legend, is Jericho next on the killer's list?

From the award-winning author of The Outrage comes Killing Jericho, the gothic, helter-skelter thriller debut that introduces crime fiction's first ever Traveller detective, Scott Jericho.

What readers are saying about the most exciting thriller of 2023:

'I read it all in one go just could not bear to put it down' ***** Liz W, Netgalley
'A perfect thriller' ***** Kyle W, Netgalley
'Simply stunning' ***** Bev H, Netgalley
'Holy ****, this is good!' ***** Marieke D, Netgalley
'Full of mystery and suspense with twists that kept me guessing' Aria H, Netgalley


Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Agatha Christie meets Se7en - I loved this book." - Tina Baker

"A distinctive detective, a striking setting, and macabre murders - what more could a reader ask for?" - John Connolly

"I'd describe Killing Jericho as 'a rollercoaster ride', if it weren't the sort of novel that flies in the face of such jaded cliche. This is a dark mystery and a unique serial killer thriller whose sense of place and history can border on the supernatural, but is never anything less than down-to-earth. It's also much more. A rare insight into the traveller community. A detective who breaks every mould. An exploration of the power of legends and a story that's not just a carousel of meaty twists, but also a tantalising glimpse of what promises to be a must-read series." - Janice Hallett

"Crime fiction is crying out for more diversity, and in Scott Jericho we have been gifted a blisteringly new brand of hero." - Sarah Hilary

"An accomplished and polished crime debut with a detective that's unlike any you've ever seen. Had me hooked from the first page to the last. Prepare for the rise of Jericho!" - JD Kirk

"A twisty mystery, a devious killer and a brilliantly original investigator - Killing Jericho is an absolute cracker." - T M Logan

"A thrilling helter-skelter of a gripping mystery introducing an exciting and unique new detective, Killing Jericho will have you on the edge of your seat. Strap yourself in, the ride is just starting . . ." - Sarah Pinborough

"Dark, exciting, furiously-paced and full of twists, KILLING JERICHO sets the stage for a unique detective." - Alex Smith

"A beautifully wrought and fantastically gothic thriller that introduces a brilliant new detective quite unlike any I've met before. It left me hungry for more!" - S J Watson

"Darkly original, suspenseful and haunting. From the gothic undertones, to the fresh protagonist and ratcheting tension, Killing Jericho is a first-class thriller." - Chris Whitaker


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