Today I am very pleased to be on the blog tour for The Moon Killer written by Frances Lloyd
About the Book
The Moon Killer (Inspector Dawes #5) by Frances Lloyd
SIX VICTIMS . . . ONE VERY TWISTED MURDER METHOD.
FROM BEST-SELLING AUTHOR FRANCES LLOYD
A series of apparently motiveless murders in London.
The only thing linking them is the method — all the victims are killed in a very unusual way.
Detective Inspector Jack Dawes and his sidekick, Detective Sergeant “Bugsy” Malone, face their most baffling case yet.
They discover that the victims do have a connection. And all the murders take place during the night of a full moon.
The Murder Investigation Team call on the assistance of a psychological profiler, the tall, extremely athletic, Cressida Davenport.
Based on her work, the detectives take a huge risk, putting one of their team’s lives at stake to lure the murderer out of hiding.
WHY DOES THE KILLER USE THIS BIZARRE M.O.?
Discover one of the most enjoyable and gripping murder mysteries you’ll read this year!
Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, LJ Ross, JR Ellis, Angela Marsons or Faith Martin.
MEET THE DETECTIVE
Detective Inspector Jack Dawes, tall and handsome, looks like the fuzz even when he’s off-duty. He rose up through the ranks at Scotland Yard and now is a well-respected detective in the murder squad. A career copper, he was married to the job until he met Coriander during a money laundering investigation, the case which earned him his promotion to DI. He has logical analytical skills. She has intuitive people skills. So he bounces ideas off her. They make a formidable and funny couple whose skills combine to solve crimes.
DETECTIVE INSPECTOR JACK DAWES MYSTERY SERIES
Book 1: THE GREEK ISLAND KILLER
Book 2: THE BLUEBELL KILLER
Book 3: THE SHETLAND KILLER
Book 4: THE GALLOWS GREEN KILLER
Book 5: THE MOON KILLER
This is book 5 in the series, but can be read as a standalone book if you want.
The book follows DI Jack Dawes and his colleague DS Mike ‘Bugsy’ Malone have to try and uncover the mystery surrounding the death of a pub landlord.
The landlord was found by a lake with no obvious motives to start with until they dig deeper and rumours of him being a criminal nd having links to the drugs underworld.
When another body turns up they link the two based on the fact they were both murdered during a full moon. This leads them to bring in a profiler who advises them what to look out for.
After speaking with the profiler they decide on a very serious and potentially deadly trap which could either catch the killer or get one of their own killed instead.
Throughout the book I really enjoyed the dynamic of the three main characters and how they worked together to solve the crime with all the suspence near the end when they are having one last chance to catch the killer.
About the Author
Frances Lloyd was born in Essex but now lives in the Scottish Highlands. She was educated in Cheltenham where she studied English and Classics.
Frances has always been a writer. The day job was in government communications. She has also worked as a freelance journalist and photographer, and began by writing short stories, but her ambition was always to write murder mysteries. She now writes full time and has published six crime novels.
Married three times but now a widow, Frances’ hobbies are reading, travelling and wine tasting.