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The Dead of Midwinter

(The first book in the DI Joseph Stone series)
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Compelling.”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Terrific.”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ”Outstanding.”
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How long does it take to make a murderer?

For sixteen years, the Midwinter Butcher has been lurking in the shadows, committing ritualistic animal killings on the anniversary of DI Joseph Stone's son's tragic death. And ever since, Joseph has been desperate to bring them to justice.

Now living alone on a narrowboat in the heart of Oxford, the Irish detective has tried to put his shattered life back together. But with his superiors’ unwillingness to allocate the necessary resources, his quest for justice has been fruitless.

That is until he is teamed with the determined and driven DC Megan Taylor. Together, they begin to unravel the web of clues that leads them closer and closer to the truth. Soon it becomes clear that these animal murders were just a prelude to something much more sinister.

The clock is ticking, and with Joseph's daughter's life on the line, He and Megan must risk everything to catch the Midwinter Butcher before it's too late. Can they bring the killer to justice, and Joseph finally find closure, or will his daughter become the next victim in this twisted game of life and death?

The Dead of Midwinter is J.R. Sinclair's electrifying debut crime thriller. Sinclair's writing is a fresh and exciting new voice in the British crime fiction genre, sure to captivate fans of JD Kirk, TG Reid, Alex Smith, and J.E Mayhew. This is a must-read for any crime enthusiast and will keep you guessing until the very end.

"Twisty, tangled, and totally addictive. I'm hooked!" - T.G. Reid

"Sinister, exciting, J.R. Sinclair has it all!" - J.E. Mayhew

What Readers Are Saying About The Dead of Midwinter:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ OMG! What a read, what a cracking plot line! I found myself ever turning the pages as I wanted to find out more- the skill of a wonderful author.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Well, well, well! What a story, what a ride! I did 5 hours straight on the last third as I couldn't put it down.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “If someone had written a crime novel especially for me, this would have been it! For me, it has everything I want in a crime novel: compelling writing; fast-paced & original plot; superb characterisation; real locations; intelligent humour; empathy; elements of shock/surprise.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “My heart was racing by the end of the story!”

⭐⭐⭐⭐�� “I had an oh my days moment when a twist in the suspect, killer and investigation was revealed. An easy 5 stars from me.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow!”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Loved loved loved it. Chapter one....MONSTER.”

Genre: Mystery

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