UNHOLY REVENGE DI Helen Cook Investigates Book One

 is set in the quiet market town of Frodsham, Cheshire, where a serial killer is wreaking havoc on the residents.

DI Helen Cooke and her team investigate the gruesome killings and discover they are all linked. A dark family secret is uncovered and the discover the victims have paid with their lives.

Helen has her own demons to contend with and begins to doubt her ability of ever bringing the killer to justice. Her own life is put in danger as she races to save another potential victim when she comes face to face with the murderer. Can she prevent further bloodshed?



Author’s Choice

UNHOLY REVENGE was my debut novel in the genre of ‘serial killer and police procedural’. Set in the small market town of Frodsham, Cheshire. I chose Frodsham because I lived there for twenty years before moving four miles away to Helsby, and was familiar with the surrounding areas.

Market Town

Serial killer novels and films are often set, within large cities, so I wondered how a small market town coped with a serial killer on the loose. Especially a close-knit one like Frodsham. What happens when the body count begins to add up and why is one particular family targeted?

Who was the killer? Did they live amongst the other terrified residents, or did they sneak into the town to do their killing?

DI Helen Cooke Investigates

Helen,  based at the local police station set in the centre of the town, is given the task of bringing the killer to justice. Helen lives alone and is both brash and emotional in equal measure. Her past, which brought her to Frodsham comes back to haunt her. Will she be able to do her job as a police detective inspector and not let her demons destroy her?

Helen’s Team in UNHOLY REVENGE

CHRIS TRAINOR – Her Detective Sergeant and right-hand man is gay and lives with his partner Ryan who is a police call-handler. Chris was fast-tracked into the force and lacks some of the experience his colleagues acquired working through the ranks. His worth ethic and tolerance help to keep his boss, Helen, on track.

SALLY PHILIPS – A Detective Constable and data input technician. Sally is known for her tenacious research of files and her assistance in helping her colleagues with the laborious task of fact-finding.

TRACY WELLS – A new recruit to the team, who sets out to challenge Helen at every opportunity.

DAVE METCALF and PHIL MEADOWS – experienced Detective Constables, who work hard and banter harder.


Read the first three chapters of UNHOLY REVENGE and start to get to know the team and the challenges they face in order to solve the crimes and arrest a Serial Killer.

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