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The Death of Justice

Published on 9 September 2019

One night. Two shootings. Two victims.


When DI Bliss arrives at the scene of the second murder, he recognises the same three-shot pattern as the first. But there is one major difference: the second victim has been decapitated, the head nowhere to be found. When a second headless corpse is discovered the following day, Bliss and his team realise the killer is on a spree – and he’s not done yet.


After Bliss links the killings and forms a task force with officers from Lincolnshire, they uncover further disturbing news: the murders are not the first in the series – there are four more headless victims, and the Lincolnshire team believe they know why. Not only that, they are also convinced that seven more potential victims are on the killer’s list.


In a race against time to save further loss of life, Bliss constantly finds himself one step behind and chasing shadows. In order to flush out the hired assassin, he and his team have no choice but to put their own lives at risk. But will everyone survive?

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"I had to take myself into another room to read the last few chapters of The Death of Justice - I couldn't bear any interruptions as I reached the end of the most tightly plotted, tense and emotional Bliss novel yet."

"The combination of a compelling, nail-biting investigation and exceptional character development is absolutely top-notch and the pacy, tense plotting ensures The Death of Justice is an addictive, heart-pounding read with some shocking and deeply emotional scenes which are beautifully written."

"I felt i was living through all the emotions that Bliss endured as he went about bringing about justice and i was left bereft as i came to the end."

"This series of D.l.Bliss books must surely be discovered by a screen writer for a TV series especially as there are rumours of more Bliss to come."

"Heartpounding. Brilliant. And one of the best crime series I have ever read."

"The author is hugely talented and ranks, in my opinion, with the likes of Peter James and Val McDermid. An intriguing plot and great characters. Highly recommended, along with the other books in the series."

"I have never cried reading a book but I did with this one."

"Once again a story to keep me reading late into the night, unable to put it down until I reached the end. I love the characters, their ups and downs, they feel like old friends."

"Absolutely brilliant so fast paced I could hardly keep up. The characters were very real and can not wait for number 6."

"This is without doubt THE best book I have read by this author. So many things I loved about it and even though there is a sadness it also made sense because not everything is finite and there are things that happen in daily life that is life itself. I also feel that this is a huge step forward in a series I already love and has left me with such a feeling of “WOW that was bloody good!”

"I think this series of books would translate into an excellent TV programme and I sincerely hope that a script-writer or TV executive gets hold of the books and sees the potential. The writing is such that you, the reader, can visualise the scenes and the characters while reading. It’s this gift of writing – one that truly immerses the reader in the book, in which Tony J Forder excels."

"The best just keeps getting better. Another phenomenal read by Tony Forder."

"As I have come to expect from this author, the plot is well thought out, the book extremely well written and the characters interact beautifully with each other, the detectives displaying banter, bravery and loyalty in equal measures. With time against the team, the pace is relentless and catapults the reader into an ending they are unlikely to forget!"

"This is by far my favourite Bliss book out of the series! I judge a book by the following. If I’m at work or going about my daily life and my current read is drawing me back to grab a few pages, I know I’m enjoying it. Bliss is did just that to me, it really is superb!"

"Tony J Forder has completely outdone himself with this book. Bliss is right up there with Morse and Rebus. And Tony is right up there with those authors. This book had me on the edge of my seat one minute and crying into my hanky the next. I absolutely love love love Bliss, I can guarantee you won't be disappointed when reading a Tony J Forder Bliss book."

"Being with this author's books right from the start has been just superb. His writing is intoxicating, his villans brutal and his ability to shock me so I punch the air of crumple unpredictable till the end of each book. This is again a totally stunning addition to this series. So hungry for the next book!"

"Tony Forder is a master of suspense and in this his latest thrilling murder mystery, tells a grim tale of greed, power and twisted ambition. Rationality and greed are a lethal and dangerous combination of character traits and our killer has both in abundance. This author’s graphic story telling painted vivid pictures in my mind, some that cannot to unseen."

"Tony Forder's knack of making characters come to life makes me expect to find Bliss and Chandler's numbers on my phone! He also makes the reader feel like one of the team; out with them at crime scenes, sitting in on briefings."

"What a truly great story, it contains all the action and suspense a reader can stand and then smacks you between the eyes with sadness. The characters in this team are brought to life by a gifted author who knows how to bring this about."

"I would love to say that Bliss keeps getting better and better with each novel but the truth is that Tony Forder set a benchmark from the very first novel and much to his credit has never deviated from his superb talent for storytelling."


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