An absolute triumph – Mike Craven, bestselling author of ‘The Puppet Show’.
“Lucifer Falls effortlessly merges a shocking serial murderer novel with a police procedural dripping with authenticity. Packed full of characters you genuinely care about, when DI Charlie George, a richly drawn North London cop, goes toe-to-toe with the deranged killer I didn’t read the last few chapters, I devoured them.”
So many ways you could die. He knows every one of them.
A priest is found crucified in a derelict North London chapel.
“This is one for the ages,” DI Charlie George tells his squad next morning as they gather in the Incident Room at the Essex Road nick.
Their usual round is sorting cases of domestic violence, or a couple of stabbings on the estates.
When the case doesn’t get sorted, everyone gets nervous. And with good reason: it’s about to get a lot worse.
On Christmas night, a cop is found buried up to his neck on Hampstead Heath. He’s been stoned to death. Are the two murders related? None of his bosses wants to think so.
Charlie journeys into the city’s cold underbelly to try and find an answer to the madness before anyone else dies a martyr’s death…
Lucifer Falls is the first in Colin Falconer’s contemporary crime series, set in North London, featuring DI Charlie George.
LUCIFER FALLS is published by Little,Brown, London