Firstly I wish to thank Jill Burkinshaw of Booksnall for inviting me on the Blog Tour Promotion for this series of books. THE MARKHAM MYSTERIES by CATHERINE MOLONEY.
THE DETECTIVE MARKHAM MYSTERIES
1. CRIME IN THE CHOIR
A FIERCELY ADDICTIVE CRIME THRILLER WITH BEAUTIFULLY DRAWN CHARACTERS
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Please note this book was first published as “A Walking Shadow”
Two skeletons are discovered in the grounds of St Mary’s Choir School. This was not a centuries-old Christian burial. They are wearing modern-day clothes and there is evidence of foul play. Consecrated land has been sadistically violated.
Detective Inspector Gilbert Markham is a rising talent of the Bromgrove police force. He is on the trail of the murderer, when another life is brutally claimed. Who is the savage killer lurking in this innocent place?
DI Markham and his team are met with intense hostility when they step up their operation. Is this just local panic? Or are they about to stumble into a web of corruption which runs deeper than they could have ever anticipated?
DI MARKHAM FACES A RACE AGAINST TIME TO SAVE HIS GIRLFRIEND FROM BEING THE NEXT VICTIM.
2. CRIME IN THE SCHOOL
A HEART-STOPPING CRIME THRILLER WITH A TWIST THAT YOU WON’T SEE COMING
A VIOLENT KILLER IS TERRORIZING BROMGROVE
Please note this book was first published as “Blood Will Have Blood”
Handsome teacher, Ashley Dean is brutally murdered at Hope Academy, a local school. It’s known as a rough place, but gossip blames the violence on a deranged intruder.
DI Markham’s instincts say otherwise. Could this brutality have been the work of a student? Could there even be a connection with the staff? It seems unthinkable. After all, DI Gilbert Markham’s girlfriend Olivia teaches English at the school.
Markham’s team probe deeper and the local community begin to turn against Markham. Somebody in a position of power is hiding appalling information. More blood will be spilt before their secrets are laid bare.
DI MARKHAM MUST FIGHT TO SAVE HIS GIRLFRIEND’S SCHOOL FROM A BRUTAL KILLER
3. CRIME IN THE CONVENT
A RACE-AGAINST-TIME CRIME THRILLER WITH A DEVASTATING CLIMAX
Please note this book was first published as “Night’s Black Agents”
DI GILBERT MARKHAM FACES HIS MOST DISTURBING CASE YET
Sister Felicity does not return to her room after prayers. The nun is found strangled in the confessional box. She is only the first of St Cecilia’s faithful to meet a gruesome end.
The killer will not stop until this place of God is destroyed.
It is up to DI Gilbert Markham and his loyal deputy DS Noakes to stop the murderer. Cruel secrets come to light which force Markham’s girlfriend Olivia to face her own past. The body count in the monastery continues to rise, and once again, a violent evil proves devastatingly close to home.
WHAT IS THE HORRIFIC PAST THAT LIES BEHIND THE AWFUL MYSTERY OF SAINT CECILIA’S?
4. CRIME IN THE HOSPITAL
A TIGHTLY-PLOTTED CRIME THRILLER WITH AN EXPLOSIVE ENDING
Please note this book was first published as “A Mind Diseased”
DI GILBERT MARKHAM FACES A VICIOUS KILLER IN A PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL
Dr Warr’s decayed corpse is found in the woods. He worked at the local psychiatric hospital, but vanished over a year ago without a trace. People blamed his disappearance on a mental breakdown.
There have always been whispers about Newman Hospital. Staff brutality, deliberate misdiagnosis. DI Gilbert Markham and his right-hand man, DS Noakes begin asking questions. They are met with a chilling silence. It seems the people in power know more than they are letting on.
Another staff member is found in the annals of the hospital, strangled to death. How many more victims will be claimed before the vengeful killer is found?
DS Kate Burton, will fight for her life as Markham tries to stop the bloodshed.
WILL THE TEAM MAKE IT OUT OF THE HOSPITAL ALIVE?
What readers are saying about Catherine Moloney’s books
“Gripped from the start!” Curly
“A beautifully crafted book coming to a resolute finish” Rob
“Utterly believable characters beautifully described” Jacqueline
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DI GILBERT (‘GIL’) MARKHAM
DI Markham is a startlingly talented detective rising through the ranks of Bromgrove CID. He is distant and austere — the product of a profoundly difficult childhood — but has a natural magnetism which inspires loyalty. He clashes with his slippery boss, DCI Sidney, who prioritises the force’s public image.
DS GEORGE (‘NOAKESY’) NOAKES
DS Noakes is a slobbish, uncouth and outspoken Yorkshireman, an object of despair to his superiors. He is, however, also a man of hidden depths, with a sensitive streak and a secret flair for ballroom dancing. Markham sees through his philistinism and they form an unstoppable partnership.
DETECTIVE INSPECTOR GILBERT MARKHAM SERIES
Book 1: CRIME IN THE CHOIR
Book 2: CRIME IN THE SCHOOL
Book 3: CRIME IN THE CONVENT
Book 4: CRIME IN THE HOSPITAL