On The Trail of The Yorkshire Ripper – Richard Charles Cobb

The title says it all really. This book covers the story of the Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, from his first non-fatal attacks on women, through to the murder of Wilma McCann, his first known victim, and to his eventual capture and trial. At the time he was one of the most prolific serial killers in the UK and Cobb’s book tells how Police blunders may have let him go on killing long after he should have been stopped.

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Girl Without A Face – Nasser Hashmi

Laura Danes was a young graduate with dreams of being a filmmaker when her life is changed in an instant following an acid attack on her way home from visiting a friend. She’s struggling to cope in the aftermath of the attack until out of the blue one of her attackers contacts her.

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An American Marriage – Tayari Jones

Roy and Celestial have only been married for a short time when Roy is convicted for a crime he didn’t commit. Whilst Roy is in prison Celestial moves on with her life and eventually falls for her best friend, Andre. Should she have waited for Roy? When his conviction is overturned and he’s released from prison he certainly seems to think so.

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Shattered Echo – Alex Westmore

“Shattered Echo” is a supernatural themed book about a young woman with empathic abilities who is starting out in a career as an investigative journalist. Will her powers be a help or a hindrance and how did she become who she is now?

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Zodiac – Robert Graysmith

“Zodiac” by Robert Graysmith gives the details of the infamous Zodiac killings in California in the late 1960s and early 1970s and the hunt for the killer.

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The Colorado Kid – Stephen King

“The Colorado Kid” is a novella by Stephen King originally published by Hard Case Crime back in 2005 and recently re-released. It sees two veteran news reporters telling a new hire about an unsolved mystery surrounding the body of a man found on a local beach 25 years ago.

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Dead Men’s Trousers – Irvine Welsh

“Dead Men’s Trousers” is the fifth book in Irvine Welsh’s “Trainspotting” series about the lives of Renton, Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie.

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