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There are currently two kindle boxsets available in the DI Bliss series. The first includes Books 1-5, and the second includes books 6-10.
Boxset 1: Bad to the Bone, The Scent of Guilt, If Fear Wins, The Reach of Shadows, The Death of Justice - usually £5.99
Boxset 3: Endless Silent Scream, Slow Slicing, The Autumn Tree, Darker Days to Come, The Lightning Rod - usually £5.99
When two retired police officers are murdered shortly after human remains are discovered in woodland, a connection between the three events leads to an investigation unlike any the city of Peterborough has seen before.
As DI Jimmy Bliss and his Major Crimes team delve deeper into the murders, evidence points towards the involvement of other officers. And when he and his colleagues receive targeted warnings, Bliss has to decide whether those responsible might be too powerful and too dangerous to pursue.
Will Bliss walk away in order to keep his career intact, or will he fight no matter what the cost?
And is the killer closer to home than any of them could have imagined?
A dozen years after leaving Peterborough under a cloud, DI Jimmy Bliss returns to the city and is plunged straight into the heart of a serial murder investigation. DS Penny Chandler notices a possible connection between Bliss’s case and a series of rapes. Could the same man be responsible?
With both operations on the verge of stalling, a call comes in from an ex-policeman who knows of unsolved cases in the USA, each with an MO similar to their own. Desperate for answers, Bliss and Chandler travel to California to hunt for a killer whose reach may have stretched further than anyone could possibly have known.
But when Bliss starts piecing things together, he has no idea how quickly events will start to unravel back home. The closer they come to their suspect, the more they lure the monster into the open. A monster looking for a way out, and one final bid for notoriety...
When the charred remains of a body are found in a country lane, the victim’s identity suggests the murder might be the result of a terrorist attack. MI5 and the Counter-Terrorist Unit are called in to help with the case. But are they on the right track?
DI Bliss does not believe so, and follows his own investigation. Meanwhile, someone from his past needs his help, and Bliss has to juggle his personal life with the demanding case. The complex operation takes another turn when the team learn of a potential organised crime connection.
Bliss and Chandler soon realise they are in an unexpected race against time, and lives may be at stake...
The vicious stabbing and murder of a young woman in her own home looks to be the work of a stalker. But when DI Bliss and his team investigate, several other people close to the victim are quickly added to their suspect list.
Bliss also finds himself being questioned at the highest level about his own past, and has to battle to defend himself while continuing to investigate the murder.
With the team under intense pressure, can Bliss solve the case before more victims show up dead? Or will the shadows of his own past reach out to drag him under before he can succeed?
Two separate shootings in a single night leave the Peterborough Major Crimes Unit with two murder victims on their hands. But one of the bodies has been decapitated, the head nowhere to be found.
When a second headless corpse is discovered the following day, DI Bliss and his team realise they are hunting a spree killer. Worse still, these murders are not the first in the series, and more potential victims are on the killer’s list.
In a race against time to save further loss of life, Bliss knows he has to flush out the hired assassin. And in doing so, he and his team put their own lives at risk. But will everyone survive?
He saved her life once. Can he do it again?
When DI Bliss prevents fifteen-year-old Molly from jumping off the roof of a tall building, he has no idea how deeply she will impact on his life. After learning that the girl is a drugs courier, Bliss realises she is in great danger. As he struggles to have Molly relocated, a local drug dealer and an enforcer sent by the supplier, have other plans for her.
After the remains of a freelance journalist are discovered, an old flame comes back into Bliss’s life. With the clock ticking down, he realises it’s only a matter of time before reports emerge linking the murdered journalist with the police, putting added pressure on the Major Crimes team to find the killer – even if it’s one of their own.
With Bliss torn between the two investigations, he becomes increasingly desperate to move Molly to safety before she can be silenced. But with his focus on saving the girl for a second time, Bliss is blinded to other dangers…
When death becomes the kindest cut of all.
When slices of flesh and body parts are discovered in different areas of the country, DI Bliss and his team are tasked with running the operation. After Bliss realises the victims have been subjected to a specific form of torture, it leads him to a cold case involving the brutal and bloody murder of a woman in London twenty-six years earlier.
As the team discover links between their victims, the murdered woman, and gangland crime, they begin a dangerous investigation into both the past and the present. But Bliss is stumped, unable to decide if the current spate of mutilations are acts of revenge or the result of ageing criminals seeking to hide their despicable actions. Following a leak to the media, Bliss’s reaction may have dire consequences.
With the hunt for the victims at fever point, Bliss uncovers evidence steering him in the direction of one particular individual. The only problem being, his prime suspect is the one person it cannot possibly be. When Bliss orders a sting operation, the astonishing truth is revealed. And that’s when things really start to go wrong…
A double life – a single truth.
Fresh out of uniform, DC Jimmy Bliss finds himself at the centre of an undercover sting. Enlisted by a crew of villains to crack a safe, he fears his cover is blown when he’s seen in the wrong place at the wrong time.
But on the night of the job, things run smoothly enough until the gang leader changes the location of the heist. As the job spirals out of control, Bliss has to trust his instincts and buy some time. There’s just one problem: he has no idea if his team know what has become of him.
As the situation escalates, Bliss finds himself at the mercy of a violent criminal who will do anything not to be caught.
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When dark desires have no limitations, anything is fair game.
After a young woman is found strangled to death, Bliss is called to the scene. When he learns that one of his business cards was found among the victim's clothing, and he is told what was written on the back of it, Bliss is immediately troubled. The card was one of five he handed out to trafficked young women he and his team had previously rescued from a shipping container.
When he sees the victim, Bliss realises she was not one of those saved that day. So whose card does she have? Any why? And is it connected to her murder?
The murder investigation proves to be more complex and challenging than the team could possibly have imagined. But just as they think they have it figured out, they learn that depravity has no boundaries...
Second chances spurned leave second lives in ruins.
DI Bliss and his team absorb two new cases which don’t initially present as major crimes.
But who is the man who stepped in front of an express train? Did he willingly commit suicide or was he coerced? And what, if any, connection is there to an abandoned vehicle whose owner cannot be traced?
As Bliss and his team dig deeper they soon realise there are three people now missing – a journalist, a mother, and her young daughter. But as the investigations continue, the team struggle with too many unanswered questions. What they do know is that lives are at risk, and the chances of finding all three still alive decrease with each passing hour...
When he strikes, nothing can protect you.
DI Bliss attends the aftermath of an apparent murder-suicide – but the scene tells him and his colleagues something very different occurred. Now the Peterborough Major Crimes Unit face an adversary like no other.
They have no idea why his victims had to die. They have no idea who he is. They have no idea where he might strike next – only that he will.
But while the killer is cunning, leaving no evidence for them to find, his biggest mistake might be in underestimating the team now hunting him. Because when Jimmy Bliss is on the case, all bets are off.