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The 9th Hour

(The first book in the Detective Temeke series)
A novel by

Albuquerque's finest detective and New Mexico/Arizona Book Award winning series.

Everyone has secrets. Some more deadly than others.

When the ninth young girl falls into the clutches of a serial killer, Detective David Temeke faces a race against time to save her life.

The Duke City Police Department in Albuquerque, New Mexico is no stranger to gruesome murders, but this new serial killer on their block keeps the body parts of his eight young victims as trophies and has a worrying obsession with the number 9. The suspect is incarcerated in the state's high security penitentiary but Unit Commander Hackett is faced with a dilemma when another teenage girl goes missing.

Detective Temeke and his new partner, Malin Santiago, are sent to solve a baffling crime in the dense forests of New Mexico's Cimarron State Park. But time is running out. Can they unravel the mysteries of Norse legends and thwart the 9th Hour killer before he dismembers his next victim?

This is the first in the Detective Temeke Crime series. A unique noiresque modern detective novel.

Watch out for more from Detective Temeke and Malin Santiago


What people are saying about THE 9TH HOUR:

' Dark, intense, spine-tingling and absolutely un-put-down-able!' Booklinks

'I was glued to this book... a truly gripping and, at times, terrifying story.' - Loma Colorado Librarian

'Tense action and complex psychological motivation is woven into a wonderfully satisfying novel.' ~ Kristin Gleeson - NY Times/USA Today Bestselling Author of the Celtic Knot Series

'An intense, superbly crafted reading experience. I guarantee you'll go on reading well past the ninth hour.' ~ Jim Pingelly, Kingdom Writing Solutions

'Despite - or because of - knowing so many writers, I still feel the magic when a book comes out that makes the hairs on my arm tingle because I think it's GOOD. If you like modern detectives, think Ian Rankin set in New Mexico, you'll love this.' - 13th Sign Publishing.

"Gripping, innovative, brutal. This is crime fiction with a serrated edge and a brilliant sheen." ~ Marco Storey, author and speaker

"An assured page-turner that leads inexorably to a satisfying conclusion. I can't wait for Detective Temeke Book 2!" ~Jean Gill - The Troubadours Quartet

Genre: Mystery

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