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The Murder Code

Steve Mosby


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Detective Inspector Andrew Hicks thinks he knows all about murder. For Detective Hicks, however horrific the act, the reasons behind a crime are usually all-too-explicable. So when a woman is found bludgeoned to death, he suspects a crime of passion and attention focuses on her possessive ex-husband. But when a second body is found, similarly beaten, Hicks is forced to think again about his suspect, as the pieces don't add up.When more murders take place in quick succession, Hicks realizes he is dealing with a type of killer he has never faced before, one who fits nowhere within his logic. Fear spreads as the police search for patterns and reasons where none appear to exist. Then the letters begin to arrive...As the death toll rises, Hicks must face not only a killer obsessed with randomness and chaos, but also the secret in his own past. If he is to stop the killings, he must confront the truth about himself and the fact that some murders begin in much darker places than he ever imagined.

Praise For The Murder Code

Mosby spares no graphic detail in building tension and terror. a crackling good tale.

Ingeniously plotted. ... Mosby’s strong characters, stunning plot twists, and overall assurance leave a powerful impression.

Steve Mosby has become one of a handful of writers who make me excited about crime fiction.
— Val McDermid

Satisfying reading for those who favor character-driven crime fiction.

Not for the faint of heart or stomach, but for the rest of you, The Murder Code heralds the American debut of a major new voice in crime fiction.

He writes like the very best American thriller writers. Cancel all other engagements for the day.

Pegasus Crime, 9781605986241, 368pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2014

About the Author

Steve Mosby is the author of three previous novels, The Murder Code, The Nightmare Place, and The Reckoning on Cane Hill, all available from Pegasus Crime. His novels have been translated into nine languages around the world and have landed in the top ten on bestseller lists in France, Germany, and Holland. He lives in England.