A murder with no weapon or motive. A detective on edge. A community that wants answers.
One fateful night when off duty, DI Stewart Gardener intervenes in a street brawl and his wife is shot dead.
Trying to come to terms with this, he gradually returns to normal duties policing the streets of Leeds. Finding his wife’s murderer is never far from his mind, but with no leads and a hazy recollection of events, it seems hopeless.
Soon he is presented with a shocking case. A man is found dead in a grubby apartment, having been killed in the cruellest of ways. It is not long before another man meets the same fate.
The deaths are caused by a rapid and violent disintegration of the victims’ flesh. Pathology cannot ascertain the cause.
The only connection between the victims is they both worked seasonally as Santas, dressing up as Father Christmas and entertaining kids in grottos and such like. Who would want to kill such innocuous men as these?
The detective is flummoxed. The local community is ruffled. The press is having a field day. The top brass wants answers. Can DI Gardener overcome his grief and solve the case?
IMPURITY is the first in a series of six books featuring Leeds based Detective Inspector Stewart Gardener. They are all murder mysteries but as suspenseful as the best thrillers. FREE with Kindle Unlimited. Look out for the next in the series, IMPERFECTION, coming soon on Kindle.
If you like crime fiction that has you glued to the page and reading late into the night, this is the book for you!
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Ray Clark is an award-winning Yorkshire born author. Ray’s writing career has been quite varied with publications covering short story collections, horror novels, stand-alone cross genre novels and crime. The highly acclaimed IMP series, featuring detectives Gardener and Reilly in the Yorkshire city of Leeds, begins with IMPURITY, now published by The Book Folks.