Hell's Fire

Hell's Fire

3.82 (96 ratings by Goodreads)
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The deliberate torching of a church creates outrage across Manchester. And when a charred corpse and satanic symbols are found in the smoking ruins, DI Jon Spicer and the city's Major Incident Team are called in. Jon Spicer quickly finds himself drawn into the depths of a horrifying underworld he didn't know existed. Soon, fresh killings bring the realisation that those responsible are prepared to commit unspeakable acts of evil in homage to their God. DI Spicer knows the atrocities must be halted, but even in his worst nightmares he could never imagine how close to his own home the investigation will take him. As the case threatens to engulf Manchester in fires of hatred, can Spicer and those he loves escape unharmed?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152 x 230 x 24mm | 458.13g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752889311
  • 9780752889313
  • 2,177,443

Review quote

"...a persuasive, original plot... Realism about the underside of modern life is combined with psychological insight in an excellent thriller." -- Jessica Mann LITERARY REVIEW "Crime fans should watch out for Simms, he's shaping up to be the Next Big Thing." -- Alex Gordon Peterborough Evening Telegraph "Gritty, grimy and deeply absorbing, Hell's Fire keeps the reputation that Simms is fast earning for himself as one of the UK's finest exponents of the crime writing art firmly intact. This is tight, eminently readable stuff that will have the pages racing by in a whirl." SHOTS "As the novel moves towards its climax, Simms does begin to ratchet up the tension very effectively. The true villain is revealed, the pace builds, and there is a breath-taking finale." THE BOOK BAG "Thoughtful exciting crime fiction at its best." MANCHESTER EVENING NEWSshow more

About Chris Simms

Chris Simms is married with four children and works as a freelance copywriter. His acclaimed novel KILLING THE BEASTS was selected as a Best Crime book for 2005 by SHOTS magazine. His second novel PECKING ORDER was selected as a Best British crime novel by DEADLY PLEASURES magazine. Chris Simms lives in Marple, near Manchester.show more

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96 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 28% (27)
4 35% (34)
3 29% (28)
2 5% (5)
1 2% (2)
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