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The Killing Club (Detective Mark Heckenburg) [Kindle Edition]

Paul Finch
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Book Description

Get hooked on Heck: the maverick detective who knows no boundaries. The perfect read for fans of Stuart Macbride and Luther.

DS Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenburg is used to bloodbaths. But nothing can prepare him for this.

Heck’s most dangerous case to date is open again. Two years ago, countless victims were found dead - massacred at the hands of Britain’s most terrifying gang.

When brutal murders start happening across the country, it’s clear the gang is at work again. Their victims are killed in cold blood, in broad daylight, and by any means necessary. And Heck knows it won’t be long before they come for him.

Brace yourself as you turn the pages of a living nightmare. Welcome to The Killing Club.

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  • Editorial Reviews


    Praise for THE KILLING CLUB:

    “An explosive thriller that will leave you completely hooked on Heck.” (We Love This Book)

    Praise for STALKERS:

    “[Stalkers] is ace. Really terrific, compulsive stuff which was given top marks…definitely a talent to watch.” (The Bookseller: One to Watch)

    “Stalkers is a very dark premise… it'll have you by the throat until you get to the end.” (Books and Writers)

    Praise for SACRIFICE:

    “Avon’s big star…part edge-of-the-seat, part hide-behind-the-sofa!” (The Bookseller)

    About the Author

    Paul Finch is a former cop and journalist, now turned full-time writer. He cut his literary teeth penning episodes of the British crime drama, The Bill. He is also well known for his work in the thriller and horror fields and is a two-times winner of the British Fantasy Award, and a one-time winner of the International Horror Guild Award.

    Paul lives in Lancashire, with his wife Catherine and his children, Eleanor and Harry. His website can be found at:

    Product Details

    • File Size: 1371 KB
    • Print Length: 400 pages
    • Publisher: Avon (May 22, 2014)
    • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00GWG5E3Y
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Lending: Not Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #303,910 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful stuff May 22, 2014
    By Gordon
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Paul Finch knows how to weave a descriptive and hard-hitting English gangster masterwork. The bleak description of Gull Rock, “the very worst of the worst”, unstable and volatile, isolated and dreary, medieval granite prison on the east coast of England give me the deep and cold chills. The foot chase scene involving Heckenburg (Heck) and Farthing, in pursuit of one Ernest Cooper, an over sadistic three-time murderer is one of the best I have ever experienced. I knew, no doubt, from the opening chapters of this novel that it was going to be a standup and successful winner. I was actually excited to have the bulk of this novel ahead of me with characters like Peter Rochester, aka Mad Mike Silver and those members of the “Nice Guys Club” just waiting to be introduced. It was definitely looking rosy because I knew that this story would be desperately and unrelentingly vicious.

    Mad Mike was serving a full-life term at Gull Rock, no more having the dubious distinction of being Britain’s unofficial Public Enemy Number One. He was hated more than Osama Bin Laden. But Mad Mike was no one’s fool even though Gull Rock officials classified him as a cold-blooded and calculating psychopath. Before imprisonment, Mike was a high-ranking member of the French Foreign Legion and when he was at his highest ranking with the Legion, he turned and became a mercenary, then criminal and finally the founding father of the Nice Guys Club. I am not going to reveal what went on in that Club, but its modus operandi cannot be imagined. Heck was the detective that initially broke up the Club, almost being killed in the process. Now the Club was back, reeking whatever chaos necessary to cover its tracks in order to depart from England so it could continue its operations elsewhere and everywhere.
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    2.0 out of 5 stars Scenes too long April 7, 2015
    By David
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    The "chase" scenes go on forever & ever and are unbelievable. I found myself skipping over them out of boredom. In fact, I finally read the last few pages just to get it over with.
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    2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars April 17, 2015
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    That's enough...
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars August 5, 2014
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    Great book!
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    Paul Finch studied History at Goldsmiths, London, before becoming a cop in the north west of England. He then let his passion for writing allow him to follow a career in journalism. Now a full time writer, he first cut his literary teeth penning episodes of the British TV crime drama, THE BILL, and has written extensively in the field of children's animation. However, he is probably best known for his work in thrillers and horrors.

    His crime debut novel, STALKERS, was a no 1 ebook best seller in 2013 and introduced DS Mark 'Heck' Heckenburg. This was followed last July 2013 by the sequel, SACRIFICE, and May 2014 by the third in the series, THE KILLING CLUB. The fourth, DEAD MAN WALKING, will follow in November 2014, with the fifth, HUNTED, in February 2015. The Heck series is also to be published in Germany, Poland, Turkey, Hungary, and Japan.

    In addition to his Heck novels, Paul has had twelve books and nearly 300 stories and novellas published on both sides of the Atlantic. His first collection, AFTER SHOCKS (Ash-Tree Press), won the British Fantasy Award in 2002, while he won the award again in 2007 for his novella, KID. Later in 2007, he won the International Horror Guild Award for his mid-length story, THE OLD NORTH ROAD. His short novel, CAPE WRATH (Telos), was short-listed for the Bram Stoker Award in 2002, and several other collections of his stories and novellas have been published since, all of them well received by fans and readers. His horror novel, STRONGHOLD, was published by Abaddon Books in 2010, and the same year Pendragon Press published his highly rated festive terror tale, SPARROWHAWK. Paul has also written three DR WHO audio dramas for Big Finish - LEVIATHAN, SENTINELS OF THE NEW DAWN and HEXAGORA, and THRESHOLD, the pilot episode for the DR WHO spin-off series, COUNTER MEASURES. Paul's DR WHO novel, HUNTER'S MOON was published by BBC Books in 2011.

    Paul is no stranger to film either, having written scripts for several horror movies. Two of these, SPIRIT TRAP and THE DEVIL'S ROCK, were released in 2005 and 2011 respectively, while his short story THE BELFRIES, is currently being adapted in Hollywood, and his movie script WAR WOLF is under development by Amber Entertainment.

    Wearing an editor's hat, Paul is also responsible for the TERROR TALES series from Gray Friar Press, a collection of ghost and horror anthologies exploring the folklore, history and geography of the various regions of Britain.

    Paul Finch lives in Lancashire, UK, with his wife Cathy and his children, Eleanor and Harry.

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