'Peter Hill does a fine job with character, plot, atmosphere and suspense.'
John Williams thought he was alone on the bleak face of Moel Celyn in Snowdonia, Wales, until the first sighting bullet cracked into the rock close beside him, seconds later he was dead… And the police had scarcely begun their investigation when a second victim falls to a rifle shot as accurate and as apparently purposeless as before.
Sent from Scotland Yard after the second killing Chief Superintendent Staunton and his younger associate, Detective Inspector Wyndsor, of the Murder Squad begin quickly to organize their search.
Meanwhile, without being able to identify him, the reader has the eerie and frightening privilege of watching the gunman, as he prepares for his next kills.
It soon becomes apparent that the psychopathic murderer is as enthusiastic and dedicated to his area of expertise as any elite sportsman and that he will kill again and again as he seeks to perfect his skills.
There is a horrifying climax to events in this new Staunton and Wyndsor novel.
The Enthusiast is the third in a series of murder mysteries written in the 1970s when there were few of the modern aids to detection that are available now. Each one is a stand-alone story with the same major protagonists.
Critical Response Peter's books:
'Lies, gossip, and jealousy fail to deter two of Scotland Yard's finest in this entertaining mystery with an extra twist or two ...or three.'
'… a pair of attractive investigators—the young and aristocratic Leo Wyndsor and the slow-moving but smart veteran Bob Staunton. .
New York Times
'I'd like to see Messrs. Staunton and Wyndsor in more books. They're a lot of fun—and they're good detectives.'
Newport News, Virginia
'Exceptionally well told, with satisfying outcome.'
Columbus Sunday Dispatch
'A really good thriller writer...very clever at the way he measures out clues…'
The Daily Telegraph
'Bizarre murder and a full, meaty, thoroughly absorbing account of the investigation...
'To follow…the brilliantly inspired tracking of Hill's two detectives is a joy, apart from the brainteasing pleasure of accepting the author's challenge to identify the murderer.'
London Evening News
''A really first-class who-dunnit'
'Zippy, intricate Chinese puzzle laid out with high laconic skill…very strong on sinister rituals, seamy metropolitan locations and gut-churning beastliness.'
The Sunday Times
'Very clever, very nasty.'
Marghanita Laski, The Listener
Peter Hill has had a successful career in television working for renowned British drama series such as 'Callan', 'The Sweeney', 'Z Cars', 'Public Eye', 'The Bill', 'Special Branch', 'Crown Court', and 'New Scotland Yard', He has been a scriptwriter, editor and producer both in the UK and New Zealand, where he now lives.
He has recently returned to novel writing,in a different genre, and 'Evolution's Path' is a trilogy of near and far-future novels, which depict a disturbingly realisti viiew of the future. They are, Killing Tomorrow, The Ladies' Game and Procreation.
About the Author
Peter Hill’s background is steeped in crime. He was a detective in the Metropolitan Police, London, serving in some of the toughest parts of that city. He also worked at New Scotland Yard in the Company Fraud Department and later the internationally recognised C1 department known as ‘The Murder Squad’. In the course of his investigations he travelled widely in Britain, Europe and South America.
He left the force at the age of thirty-two, with the rank of Detective Inspector, to become a professional writer.
Peter worked extensively in television for iconic British drama series such as ‘Callan’, ‘The Sweeney’, ‘Z Cars’, ‘Public Eye’, ‘The Bill’, ‘Special Branch’,and ‘New Scotland Yard’,
He has written six novels, which were all published worldwide by major publishing houses.
These books are all British police detective thrillers set in various locations in Britain and The Hunters, The Liars, The Enthusiast and The Savages in the ‘Staunton and Wyndsor’ series and The Fanatics and The Washermen in the ‘Commander Allan Dice’ books are now available as eBooks.
These books are all stand-alone stories, but with the same major protagonists.
Under the pen name of John Eyers he was commissioned to write Survivors: Genesis of a Hero, based on the famous ‘Survivors’ TV series,and Special Branch: In at the Kill, a spin-off from the ‘Special Branch’ TV series.
These are also now available as eBooks.
Although based on the characters in the two TV series both of these books are stand-alone stories.
Peter has recently returned to novel writing but in a different genre and ‘Evolution’s Path’ is series of near-and far-future stories, of which Killing Tomorrow now available as an eBook, is the first. The second in the series, The Ladies’ Game, and the third, Procreation, have recently been published as eBooks.
They are also available as paperbacks.
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