Death at Dead Man’s Stake
by Nick Oldham

A life or death decision leads Sergeant Jessica Raker to swap the Metropolitan Police for trouble up north, but old enemies are on her tail . . .

A split-second decision has life-changing consequences for Metropolitan Police firearms officer Jessica Raker when she fatally wounds the son of a notorious organized crime chief during a robbery in Greenwich – and discovers her husband has been having an affair.

With her career, her marriage and her life in danger, Jess is sent back to her home town of Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley to take up a sergeant role in Lancashire police. But as she throws herself into dealing with a hostage situation up on Dead Man’s Stake Farm and a body discovered in a reservoir on her first day, her enemies are plotting their revenge – and they’re closer than she thinks . . .


“Suspenseful . . . Oldham heightens the tension”

Kirkus Reviews

“This is a brutal, gutwrenching read with a roller-coaster ride of a plot, full of suspense and vividly portrayed characters”

Booklist on Death Ride

“Riveting . . . A nail-biting level of suspense”

Publishers Weekly on Death Ride

“Oldham continues to push the envelope”

Kirkus Reviews on Death Ride

“This edge-of-the seat narrative, with constantly ratcheting tension, features a twist-a-minute plot and a thoroughly unexpected shock ending”

Booklist on Tranfusion

“Understated exposition and violent set pieces, all professionally handled throughout”

Kirkus Reviews on Transfusion

“Fans of Oldham’s Henry Christie series will already know to expect an action-packed, violence-filled, edge-of-the-seat thriller, while readers not yet familiar with this excellent series have a real treat in store . . . A meaty plot full of white-knuckle suspense makes this a cracking-good read”

b>Booklist on Bad Timing

“Taut . . . Fully realized characters complement the well-crafted plot. Oldham shows no signs of losing steam'”

Publishers Weekly on Bad Timing

Nick Oldham

Nick Oldham is a retired police inspector who served in the force from the age of nineteen. As well as the acclaimed Henry Christie novels, he is the author of the Steve Flynn series.

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Death at Dead Man’s Stake by Nick Oldham is available in the following formats

Hardback97814483144163rd September 2024147 X 222mm240$29.99
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