The DI Sean Corrigan Short Story Collection includes four short stories from Luke Delaney's terrifyingly authentic DI Sean Corrigan series: 'Redemption of the Dead', 'The Network', 'The Rain Killer' and 'An Imperfect Killing'.
'Redemption of the Dead'. It's 1993. The Parkside Rapist has been terrorising the women of South London, and Detective Chief Superintendent Charlie Bannan is in need of a secret weapon if he's going to catch this particular monster. When fresh-faced PC Sean Corrigan is transferred to join the team, Bannan immediately spots his potential. Soon Sean will find himself exploring the scars his own dark past has left him in the race to help his new mentor catch their quarry before he goes on to commit more and worse crimes....
'The Network'. Early in his career as a detective, Corrigan is approached for an undercover assignment. He must take on the identity of a prison inmate and befriend a suspected paedophile, then infiltrate an early Internet child abuse ring. Can he tap in to his dark side for long enough to uncover the identities of the abusers without serious harm to himself?
'The Rain Killer'. Five women have been murdered. All prostitutes. All with dark, straight hair. Snatched from the shadows of London's red-light districts, their mutilated bodies left out in the pouring rain. Enter DS Sean Corrigan. He's been drafted in to assist the Streatham Police Department - much to the displeasure of the existing DI. But Corrigan has no time for petty squabbles. He has one mission only: find the one they call The Reaper, even if it means entering the dark and twisted mind of a cold-hearted killer.
'An Imperfect Killing'. Sue Evans is a beautiful and successful TV presenter - that is until she's shot dead in the car park of her Southbank studios. DS Sean Corrigan and the Southwark Police Department are under pressure to solve the crime fast. Luckily they don't have far to look - turns out Sue Evans had a stalker, and all the evidence points to him. But Corrigan is not so sure. Some things just aren't adding up. With everyone convinced it's case closed, he must take a risk to get to the truth. But can he be sure it'll pay off?
"The feeling of being at the heart of a police investigation seeps from every page." (Daily Mail)
"This is chilling crime at its best." (Crime Review)
"Luke Delaney knows the London crime scene like the back of his hand and uses this inside knowledge to the full." (The Times)
"An authentic voice on how the police operate with a stone-cold killer striking randomly around London...scary authenticity." (The Sun)
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