The body of a woman with her throat ripped out is found on Saddleworth Moor, near Manchester. She is discovered in an area where numerous sightings of a mysterious big black cat have been made. When analysis shows the hairs caught under her nails are those of a panther, it's assumed the animal has killed its first human victim. But then a man DI Jon Spicer is investigating as part of an entirely different case is murdered in exactly the same way. Only this time the body is found in a secluded car park - a popular gay rendezvous far closer to the city centre. Soon DI Spicer finds himself hunting a killer dubbed The Monster of the Moor, a creature whose stealth and savagery strike terror into the local population and way beyond it.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 152 x 232 x 25mm | 515g
- 01 Jan 2007
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
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.
'An atmospheric, psychological astute and emotionally literate study of the nature of predator and prey' GUARDIAN 'An intricate plot is enhanced by good writing and human sympathy: highly recommended.' LITERARY REVIEW 'Author Chris Simms is a cracking crime writer who has recently been announced by Waterstones as one of its 25 Authors for the Future. And rightly so. ****' PETERBOROUGH EVENIGN TELEGRAPH 'Chris Simms is definitely the one to watch. There's a real depth to the story and the answer to the mystery is complex but very satisfying... I simply couldn't turn the pages fast enough to find out what happened next. Superb.*****' BOOKBAG 'Chris simms has never shown any reluctance to chill the blood of the reader, and that is very much on the cards here as the tension is screwed down ever tighter from chapter to chapter.' GOOD BOOK GUIDE