Blood Work

Blood Work

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The first victim is a young woman found on Hampstead Heath. Her throat has been slashed and her body mutilated. This horrifying discovery marks the beginning of Detective Inspector Jack Delaney's toughest ever case.

When the expertly dissected body of a second young woman is discovered in a north London flat with a brightly coloured scarf tied around her neck, it suddenly becomes clear that a psychopath is on the loose. There is no apparent connection between the two victims and there are no clear motives - but the crime scenes tell a terrifying story.

Delaney, together with forensic pathologist Kate Walker, needs to act quickly and piece together the evidence in order to uncover the deadly pattern behind the murders. However, violent events from Delaney's past are threatening to catch up with him, and he must stay one step ahead of his enemies if he is to stop the killer from striking again.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 24mm | 281.23g
  • Cornerstone
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099515784
  • 9780099515784
  • 453,973

About Mark Pearson

For the last ten years Mark Pearson has worked as a full-time television scriptwriter on a variety of shows for the BBC and ITV, including Doctors, Holby City and The Bill. He lives in Norfolk. Hard Evidence, the first novel in the Detective Inspector Jack Delaney series, is available in Arrow.
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A young woman's body has been found on Hampstead Heath. Naked, tortured, mutilated.

The violence visited upon her shocks even seasoned forensic pathologist Kate Walker. And when DI Jack Delaney takes on the case, he realises that someone is taunting him with the horrific murder.

Then, in a north London flat, the expertly dissected body of a second young woman is discovered. There is no apparent connection between the victims, but it becomes clear that a serial psychopathic killer is on the loose - and that Kate Walker could be next in line.

Jack takes his eye off the ball, as violent events from his past catch up with him, and not for the first time he has to make a choice between the living and the dead.

Only this time, he gets it horribly wrong...

Praise for Mark Pearson's Hard Evidence:

'Pearson scores a hit first time out with Jack Delaney, a hard-drinking maverick that fans of John Rebus and Jack Regan will love' Daily Record

'A cracking debut, matching gore with suspense' Bookseller

'Jack Delaney is hard to forget' Time Out
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