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Jordan and Stella now available in paperback (still at the introductory price of not very much at all ((99p)) or (if you like) beautiful hardback.
Look lovely Jordan is back.
More dead people, more danger.
Take a trip to Liverpool
The house at the end of the terrace had been a family home. Four children, now and then a cousin or a brother who needed somewhere to stay. Noise, parties and life. A couple of weddings and one sad funeral.
After the older three had moved, there were incidents. Noise at night, a fight in the garden, the neighbours complained about the youngest one’s behaviour. The council became involved. They counted empty bedrooms. It didn’t matter to the men in grey that a family had grown up there. It didn’t matter that it was full of memories and the only home the sons and daughter had ever known. The house was too big and the old woman and her one ‘special needs’ child were moved to a flat. There were tears but it didn’t matter. It had never belonged to them.
A couple of families moved in, moved on, and then it was empty for a while.
It should have been boarded up and secured but the squatters got there first and even afterwards they prised open the ill-fitting windows and clambered inside.
They were followed inevitably by drug dealers, and then addicts and itinerant people with nowhere else to be.
Then, after a while, there was a change, subtle and quiet. Not so many rough sleepers looking for warmth. Not so many addicts spaced out on the damp grass in the back. But there were comings and goings, noise and disturbance.
The people using the house at the end of the terrace became a part of the scenery, neighbours sneered and tutted, but it was what it was and there were other things to think about, other problems to solve.
The local boys called out names as the women walked past. They drew graffiti on the walls and windows, lewd images, and once they left a dead cat on the step. For the youngsters it was fascinating. They were drawn to it, sneaking behind the walls, creeping through the garden. Until the day they looked through the window. Until the day they saw the blood.
In anticipation of the publication of the next in the series, the first in the Jordan Carr stories is free on Amazon Kindle from the 17th and for the next few days.
Quick – you just have time to read this and the two others (if you stay up all night) before Jordan Carr number 4 is released in a couple of weeks
Book 3 in the Jordan Carr series set in Liverpool with a rather dishy, lovely DI – New out now.
Coming soon – Watch this space – and catch up on the first case while you’re waiting. Oh go on – it’ll pass the time when the weather goes cold again at the weekend