David Carter’s “The Twelfth Apostle” is the latest book to feature his detective, Inspector Walter Darriteau. Like all the others it is set in the Chester and Liverpool areas in the northwest of England, but as in “The Sound of Sirens” there is also an international factor in play here, Hong Kong, in this case.
Here’s the back cover blurb:
There's a lull in serious crime in Chester. Sergeant Karen Greenwood is invited to a smart lunch in a city centre hotel where a successful money-making scheme is being promoted.
Her boss, Inspector Walter Darriteau, receives a late night telephone call from a long-ago superior from Scotland Yard. He needs an urgent favour and he needs it bad.
The body of a young woman is dumped outside the swimming baths in the middle of the night, but who is she, and who is responsible?
A young man living with aging parents, struggling to make a living, goes missing without any warning and for no apparent reason.
Four apparently random events that couldn’t possibly be linked, but one thing is for sure, the lull in serious crime is most definitely over.
Walter Darriteau and his team are going to be mighty busy, but can they solve the riddles before it is too late?
The Twelfth Apostle is open for business - step right in!
What they say about Inspector Walter Darriteau:
I cannot recommend this book enough. It is fun, exciting, humorous at times, and bloody and shocking at all the right moments.
Angie Martin - Author of False Security & Conduit
I can't say enough about this wonderfully crafted Inspector and his investigative team, or what a delight it was to read a novel that engages the reader from the first page to the last. David Carter is definitely a gifted writer
“The Twelfth Apostle” is a meaty novel too, running to around 500 pages, so if you enjoy English murder/mysteries, and want something that will keep you occupied for some time, then “The Twelfth Apostle” could be just the thing you are looking for.
It’s a standalone novel too that can be read just as it is, but if you would like to check out the previous two Walter Darriteau cases then don’t miss “The Murder Diaries – Seven Times Over” and “The Sound of Sirens”, while a fourth one, “The Legal & the Illicit” will be out soon.
You can catch up with all the news of David’s new books and read dozens of reviews and comment on his website at: www.davidcarterbooks.co.uk
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About the Author
David Carter lives in the south of England and has written more than 10 books including a series of murder/mysteries featuring his black detective Inspector Walter Darriteau based in Chester, Merseyside, Liverpool, and North Wales.
If you’re interested in this genre look out for The Murder Diaries - Seven Times Over, The Sound of Sirens, The Twelfth Apostle and The Legal & the Illicit featuring Walter Darriteau.
David has also written a male equivalent chicklit novel dubbed “manlit” by some. The Life and Loves of Gringo Greene features a character who doesn’t treat women well and it comes back to haunt him.
Margaret Henderson Smith, a seasoned writer in her own right, wrote about Gringo Greene:
In its easy style it simply bounces along, every page sheer entertainment, compulsively turned, but at the same time I found myself grateful for the sheer length of this chunky, fun-filled book because I never wanted to reach the end. I feel sure readers will be hankering after a sequel, or a prequel as Carter puts it and I hope the author will oblige.
From the start the reader readily engages with the characters, the context, the setting, the story. With its low-key running plot gradually stepping up as the story progresses, Carter has the balance just right for he allows no distraction from each of Gringo’s lover’s own tales. This has got to be one of the most fascinating books I've ever read, for Carter has the knack of placing the reader in the thick of it. One is hardly aware one is reading, the experience of interacting with the characters is strangely powerful, and I read this with the ease of watching a film.
I congratulate the author on this work for it takes a very clever author to be able to hold the reader’s fascination continuously in this way. He has created a superb male 'slick-lit’ character in Gringo Greene and the work has much to commend it. Within its genre, it’s one of the best books I’ve ever read and it goes without saying I highly recommend it.
David’s aim is to release one full-length novel every year, though two would be nice! There’s a much-requested sequel to Gringo Greene in the offing, time permitting. Read more on David’s books and see lots of reviews at: www.davidcarterbooks.co.uk