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The Fourth Victim by John Mead


Genre: Crime Fiction - Police Procedural

Tour Dates: 6th September 2019

Publication Date: 6th September 2018

Formats available: Kindle copy, PDF (Worldwide) & UK Paperbacks

Estimated Page Count - 248

First book in a series

Types of post available: Reviews, guest posts, extracts and Q&As

Message from author: 

Dear #Reader

I feel it only fair to #warn you that THE FOURTH VICTIM is not a cosy #MYSTERY.

It is about the trauma of 3 #killings and how the #police #investigate them.

It is not an easy #read but it is a #goodread about a terrible #crime & its impact.

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Whitechapel is being gentrified. The many green spaces of the area, which typify London as a capital city, give the illusion of peace, tranquility and clean air but are also places to find drug dealers, sexual encounters and murder.

Detective Sergeant Julie Lukula doesn’t dislike Inspector Matthew Merry but he has hardly set the world of the Murder Investigation Team East alight.  And, it looks as if the inspector is already putting the death of the young female jogger, found in the park with fatal head injuries, down to a mugging gone wrong.  The victim deserves more.  However, the inspector isn’t ruling anything out - the evidence will, eventually, lead him to an answer.

About John Mead

John was born in the mid-fifties in East London, on part of the largest council estate ever built, and was the first pupil from his local secondary modern school to attend university. He has now taken early retirement to write, having spent the first part of his life working in education and the public sector. He was the director of a college, a senior school inspector for a local authority, and was head of a unit for young people with physical and mental health needs.

He has travelled extensively, from America to Tibet, and he enjoys visiting the theatre, reading and going to the pub. It is, perhaps, no surprise that he is an avid ‘people watcher’ and loves to find out about people, their lives, culture and history. When he is not travelling, going to the theatre or the pub; he writes.

Many of the occurrences recounted and the characters found in his novels are based on real incidents and people he has come across. Although he has allowed himself a wide degree of poetic licence in writing about the main characters, their motivations and the killings that are depicted.

John is currently working on a series of novels set in modern day London. These police procedurals examine the darker side of modern life in the East End of the city.

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