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  • Published: 22 September 2016
  • ISBN: 9781405917490
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
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The Sleepless Ones


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A gruesome murder at an abandoned farmhouse spirals into an investigation of a crime ring that has operated for decades.

A gruesome find
A car abandoned by a ramshackle Cotswold farm draws the attention of local police officers. When DCI Guillermo Downes arrives at the farmhouse he finds a sickening scene of devastation and destruction.
A desperate search
Now Downes has a murder investigation to run. But what were the ransackers looking for? Why didn't they take anything? And could there have been a witness who made a lucky escape?
A cover up spanning decades
At first Downes struggles to find answers. But as he and Graves follow the threads of this case past crimes come to light. The criminals Downes is chasing have been used to getting away with it. But when a local boy goes missing it might be the key to breaking this case once and for all . . .
'Assured, astutely paced, a gripping thriller'
Herald
'Intriguing, taut, told with panache'
Daily Mail
%%%The second thrilling detective mystery featuring Guillermo Downes by James Marrison
'Dark, gripping and unexpected'
Linwood Barclay
'Assured, astutely paced, a gripping thriller'
Herald
'Intriguing, taut, told with panache'
Daily Mail
%%%The second thrilling detective mystery featuring Guillermo Downes by James Marrison
A gruesome find
A car abandoned by a ramshackle Cotswold farm draws the attention of local police officers. When DCI Guillermo Downes arrives at the farmhouse he finds a sickening scene of devastation and destruction.
A desperate search
Now Downes has a murder investigation to run and almost nothing to go on. What were the ransackers looking for? Why didn't they take anything? And could there have been a witness who made a lucky escape?
A cover up spanning decades
At first Downes - and his right hand man Sergeant Graves - struggle to find answers. But as they follow the threads of this brutal murder they find a stack of photographs of boys that have been missing for over twenty years.
This case is bigger than Downes and Graves ever expected, and as they close in on the truth they uncover a conspiracy that goes right to the heart of the British establishment itself.

Praise for James Marrison:
'Dark, gripping and unexpected'
Linwood Barclay
'Assured, astutely paced, a gripping thriller'
Herald
'Intriguing, taut, told with panache'
Daily Mail
%%%The second thrilling detective mystery featuring Guillermo Downes by James Marrison
A gruesome find
A car abandoned by a ramshackle Cotswold farm draws the attention of local police officers. When DCI Guillermo Downes arrives at the farmhouse he finds a sickening scene of devastation and destruction.
A desperate search
Now Downes has a murder investigation to run and almost nothing to go on. What were the ransackers looking for? Why didn't they take anything? And could there have been a witness who made a lucky escape?
A cover up spanning decades
At first Downes - and his right hand man Sergeant Graves - struggle to find answers. But as they follow the threads of this brutal murder they find a stack of photographs of boys that have been missing for over twenty years.
This case is bigger than Downes and Graves ever expected, and as they close in on the truth they uncover a conspiracy that goes right to the heart of the British establishment itself.
'This is an exceptional and haunting murder mystery, a real cut above the rest' Irish Independent

Praise for James Marrison:
'Dark, gripping and unexpected'
Linwood Barclay
'Assured, astutely paced, a gripping thriller'
Herald
'Intriguing, taut, told with panache'
Daily Mail
%%%The second thrilling detective mystery fea

  • Pub date: 22 September 2016
  • ISBN: 9781405917490
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

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