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About Luca Veste
Luca Veste is a writer of Italian and Liverpudlian heritage, married with two young daughters, and one of nine children. He studied psychology and criminology at university in Liverpool. He is the author of the Murphy and Rossi series, which includes DEAD GONE, THE DYING PLACE, BLOODSTREAM, and THEN SHE WAS GONE.
Part psychological thriller, part police procedural, his books follow the detective pairing of DI David Murphy and DS Laura Rossi. The novels are set in Liverpool, bringing the city to life in a dark and terrifying manner...with just a splash of Scouse humour.
"Astringent and artfully constructed." The Financial Times
"A darkly impressive novel... disturbing and intelligent." The Times
"Page-turner." Sunday Times
"A chilling début from a writer to watch..." Mark Billingham
"Gripping, unpredictable, genuinely shocking and impossible to put down, Dead Gone is a remarkable début." Steve Mosby
"A twisty, psychological crime debut in a gritty setting: a new favourite for police procedural lovers" Clare Mackintosh
"Tense and darkly playful." Chris Ewan
"A major new talent on the crime scene." Eva Dolan
"Fresh...original." Mel Sherratt
"Original and terrifying." Stav Sherez
He is also the editor of the Spinetingler Award nominated charity anthology 'Off The Record', and co-editor of 'True Brit Grit', also an anthology of short stories for charity.
He is a former civil servant, actor, singer and guitarist (although he still picks it up now and again), and now a full-time writer.
He can be found at www.lucaveste.com and on twitter @LucaVeste
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A chilling psychological read, for fans of serial killer thrillers that asks the question: What if you found out the figure that haunted your nightmares as a child was real?
He'll slice your flesh. Your bones he'll keep.
The Bone Keeper's coming. And he'll make you weep.
Twenty years ago, four teenagers went exploring in the local woods, trying to find the supposed home of the Bone Keeper. According to lore, victims are lured into his lair, never to be seen again. Only three returned.
Now, a woman is found wandering the streets, horrifically injured, claiming to have fled the evil urban myth. Detective Louise Henderson must convince skeptical colleagues that this urban myth might be flesh and blood.
And then a body turns up.
For fans of C.J. Tudor and Riley Sager, The Bone Keeper is a haunting suspense novel of old legends, past demons, and all the things that go bump in the night.
"A well-crafted, deliciously unsettling blend of police procedural and horror folklore that shares appeal with John Connolly's and Lauren Beukes' thrillers."—Booklist
"Like the scariest urban legend from your childhood all grown up, The Bone Keeper is spine-tingling, hair-raising entertainment."—Abby Endler, Crime by the Book
From the author of The Bone Keeper comes The Silence, another sinister psychological thriller of secrets, revenge, and a lurking serial killer.
We killed a stranger and covered it up.
It was supposed to be our last weekend away as friends, before marriage and respectability beckoned. But what happened that Saturday changed everything.
The six of us promised we would never tell anyone about the body we buried, even when we realized our victim was a serial killer.
But now the silence has been broken. And the killing has started again...
A twisted thriller that asks if we ever truly know our friends, and just how high price is for our silence.
The day she died was only the beginning...
Sam Cooper is on the verge of a happy life—a true feat after his disastrous childhood. Sam's mother, Laurie, died tragically and his father was torn apart by grief. But now after years of silence, Sam's father makes a shocking confession on his deathbed.
Who was Laurie Cooper? What happens when you discover you've been lied to for twenty-five years? Sam is determined to find out, but someone wants to silence the truth forever. Following a trail from London to Connecticut, Sam will have to uncover exactly what his mother did and why—no matter the cost.
Following the Spinetingler award nominated 'Off The Record', the charity anthology featuring stories based on classic song titles, comes the highly anticipated sequel.
This time, inspiration arrives in the form of classic film titles. With an introduction penned by Chris Ewan and featuring some of biggest and brightest names writing today including...
Will Carver, Steve Mosby, Helen FitzGerald, Adrian McKinty, Matt Hilton, Stav Sherez, Claire McGowan, Sean Cregan, David Jackson, Mel Sherratt, Nick Quantrill, Maxim Jakubowski, and many, many more...
47 writers from around the world. All coming together to raise money for two children's literacy charities...
In the UK, National Literacy Trust.
In the US, Children's Literacy Initiative.
From Crime to Fantasy, Taxi Driver to Weekend at Bernie's, there's something for everyone in this collection of 47 short stories.
And all proceeds from the sales of this anthology go directly to charity!
45 British writers, 45 short stories. All coming together to produce an anthology, benefiting two charities...
Children 1st - http://www.children1st.org.uk/
Francesca Bimpson Foundation - http://www.francescabimpsonfoundation.org
The line up...
Introduction by Maxim Jakubowski
1. Two Fingers of Noir by Alan Griffiths
2. Eat Shit by Tony Black
3. Baby Face And Irn Bru by Allan Guthrie
4. Pretty Hot T’Ing by Adrian Magson
5. Black Betty by Sheila Quigley
6. Payback: With Interest by Matt Hilton
7. Looking for Jamie by Iain Rowan
8. Stones in Me Pocket by Nigel Bird
9. The Catch and The Fall by Luke Block
10. A Long Time Coming by Paul Grzegorzek
11. Loose Ends by Gary Dobbs
12. Graduation Day by Malcolm Holt
13. Cry Baby by Victoria Watson
14. The Savage World of Men by Richard Godwin
15. Hard Boiled Poem (a mystery) by Alan Savage
16. A Dirty Job by Sue Harding
17. Stay Free by Nick Quantrill
18. The Best Days of My Life by Steven Porter
19. Hanging Stanley by Jason Michel
20. The Wrong Place to Die by Nick Triplow
21. Coffin Boy by Nick Mott
22. Meat Is Murder by Colin Graham
23. Adult Education by Graham Smith
24. A Public Service by Col Bury
25. Hero by Pete Sortwell
26. Snapshots by Paul D Brazill
27. Smoked by Luca Veste
28. Geraldine by Andy Rivers
29. A Minimum of Reason by Nick Boldock
30. Dope on a Rope by Darren Sant
31. A Speck of Dust by David Barber
32. Hard Times by Ian Ayris
33. Never Ending by McDroll
34. Imagining by Ben Cheetham
35. Escalator by Jim Hilton
36. Faces by Frank Duffy
37. A Day In The Death Of Stafford Plank by Stuart Ayris
38. The Plebitarian by Danny Hogan
39. King Edward by Gerard Brennan
40. This Is Glasgow by Steven Miscandlon
41. Brit Grit by Charlie Wade
42. Five Bags Of Billy by Charlie Williams
43. It Could Be You by Julie Morrigan
44. No Shortcuts by Howard Linskey
45. The Great Pretender by Ray Banks
'Buy this NOW! It's a great collection of stories from a great selection of writers. And it's for charity.' Paul Johnston, Author of the Matt Wells, Alex Mavros, and Quintilian Dalrymple series.
38 writers, 38 short stories based on classic song titles...
The best writers from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, come together to produce an anthology of short stories, with all proceeds being donated to two Children's Literacy charities.
In the UK, National Literacy Trust.
In the US, Children's Literacy Initiative.
Stories from -
1.Neil White - Stairway To Heaven
2.Col Bury – Respect
3.Steve Mosby – God Moving Over The Face Of Waters
4.Les Edgerton - Small Change
5.Heath Lowrance - I Wanna Be Your Dog
6.AJ Hayes - Light My Fire
7.Sean Patrick Reardon - Redemption Song
8.Ian Ayris - Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
9.Nick Triplow - A New England
10.Charlie Wade - Sheila Take A Bow
11.Iain Rowan - Purple Haze
12.Thomas Pluck - Free Bird
13.Matthew C. Funk - Venus In Furs
14.R Thomas Brown - Dock Of The Bay
15.Chris Rhatigan – Shadowboxer
16.Patti Abbott - Roll Me Away
17.Chad Rhorbacher - I Wanna Be Sedated
18.Court Merrigan - Back In Black
19.Paul D. Brazill - Life On Mars?
20.Nick Boldock – Superstition
21.Vic Watson - Bye Bye Baby
22.Benoit Lelievre - Blood On The Dancefloor
23.Ron Earl Phillips - American Pie
24.Chris La Tray – Detroit Rock City
25.Nigel Bird - Super Trouper
26.Pete Sortwell – So Low, So High
27.Julie Morrigan - Behind Blue Eyes
28.David Barber – Paranoid
29.McDroll - Nights In White Satin
30.Cath Bore - Be My Baby
31.Eric Beetner - California Dreamin'
32.Steve Weddle - A Day In The Life
33.Darren Sant - Karma Police
34.Simon Logan - Smells Like Teen Spirit
35.Luca Veste - Comfortably Numb
36.Nick Quantrill - Death Or Glory
37.Helen FitzGerald - Two Little Boys
38.Ray Banks - God Only Knows
With forewords from UK writer Matt Hilton, and US writer Anthony Neil Smith
" Le Désosseur de Liverpool vous hantera, de nuit comme de jour. " Val McDermid
Légende urbaine ou meurtrier de chair et d'os ?
Tous les enfants de Liverpool connaissent la comptine du Désosseur, monstre qui vivrait dans les bois depuis des décennies, enlèverait et tuerait ceux qui s'y hasardent – même si l'on n'a jamais pu prouver son existence...
Un jour, Louise Henderson et son collègue Shipley sont appelés au chevet d'une jeune femme blessée à l'arme blanche, qui affirme avoir été agressée par le Désosseur.
Les deux policiers attribuent d'abord ses allégations au choc subi, mais, peu après, le corps d'un homme est retrouvé là où elle aurait été attaquée, une clairière où l'on identifie des traces du tueur. Ne serait-ce donc pas qu'une légende ?
Il apparaît bientôt que Louise aurait un lien très personnel avec le Désosseur. Que cache donc son passé, qui la hante depuis si longtemps ?
»Das Mädchen, das Sie gefunden haben, ist nicht mein erstes Experiment. Und es wird nicht das letzte sein.« In Liverpool wird die Leiche einer Studentin gefunden. Daneben ein Brief, der ein verbotenes psychologisches Experiment beschreibt. DI David Murphy hält den Brief für ein Ablenkungsmanöver – bis weitere Leichen auftauchen.Auf der anderen Seite der Stadt versucht Rob Barker, seinen eigenen Verlust zu verarbeiten. Vor knapp einem Jahr verschwand seine Freundin spurlos. Rob wurde verdächtigt, doch es gab keinerlei Beweise. Und zwischen beiden Fällen scheint es eine erschreckende Verbindung zu geben …