Blood Rites is a crime thriller set in Huddersfield, Yorkshire in the 1980s and the final book in the DI Paul Snow detective trilogy. DI Paul Snow has a secret. He is a homosexual but is desperate to keep it from colleagues, knowing it would finish his career in the intolerant police force. As this personal drama unfolds, he is involved in investigating a series of violent murders in the town. All the victims appear to be chosen at random and appear to have no connection with each other. After the fourth murder, he is removed from the case for not finding the killer but continues investigating the matter privately. Gradually, Paul manages to determine a link between the murder victims, but this places his own life in great danger. Can Paul unmask the killer as he wrestles with his own demons?
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 129 x 198 x 17.78mm | 226.8g
- 01 Feb 2018
- Urbane Publications
- Rochester, United Kingdom
"Dark, but very compelling. David Stuart Davies knows how to write and how to twist a knife inside the reader's mind." --Peter James, bestselling author, the Roy Grace thrillers
About David Stuart Davies
David Stuart Davies is an author, playwright and editor. His fiction includes six novels featuring his wartime detective Johnny Hawke, and seven Sherlock Holmes novels. David is regarded as an authority on Sherlock Holmes and is the author of two Holmes plays, Sherlock Holmes: The Last Act and Sherlock Holmes: The Death and Life, which are available on audio CD. His collection of ghost and horror stories appeared in 2015, championed by Mark Gatiss who said they were 'pleasingly nasty.' He was recently made a member of The Detection Club.