Monday, 5 November 2018























Missing Lies- Chris Collett
THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “DEAD OF NIGHT.”
A girl goes missing however being a bit of a rogue and liking to wind up her parents not
too much is thought about it until she has been away just that little too long. When most
of her clothes arrive at the police station but delayed by a wrong delivery, things start to
get serious. A mother is now missing and a little girl left on her own. What is the
connection and who is doing this and why? DCI Mariner has his hands full and his new
team is still in the process of sorting themselves out. Millie is off on maternity leave and
Tom is terrified to visit. He has Jamie at home and his life now is more focused than just
work and he is beginning to see others in a different light because of this.  I like Tom
and I love Millie. The art of a good writer- to get you on side with their characters- or
not in some cases (the villains that is!). A wonderfully comfortable read that transports
you to a different plane and in the heart of the investigation. Characters that have a
little more going on behind the scenes giving them a depth and you wanting to find
out more. This is one of a series but happily stands alone (that said somethings will
make more sense if the others have been read but nothing to detract from the plot).
I love this series and look forward to the next instalment.
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Amazon Top 1000 reviewer
Missing Lies (DI Mariner #7) by Chris Collett



Do you love gripping mysteries with great characters?
 
Discover Detective Tom Mariner in this mystery with a huge twist at the end.
 
'Collett is a wonderful writer, subtle, clever, strong on atmosphere and character.’ Yorkshire Post
 
THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “DEAD OF NIGHT.”
 
18-year-old Grace Clifton vanishes on her way home from work.Amazingly, not a single witness comes forward. But Detective Tom Mariner suspects that she ran away from her overbearing and rich father.
 
A package arrives addressed to DI Mariner. It contains Grace’s clothes, neatly folded and cleaned.
 
Then another woman disappears. And a disturbing pattern begins to emerge.

Detective Mariner must track down a suspected serial killer in his toughest, and strangest, case yet, with a conclusion that will have you gasping.
 
Perfect for fans of Peter James, Ian Rankin and Peter Robinson. This is the seventh book in the DI MARINER SERIES, more books coming soon!
 
What people are saying about MISSING LIES
 
"A strong pace and multidimensional characters keep this British procedural moving briskly" (Library Journal)
 
“Cleverly plotted, with an unexpected shock ending, plenty of suspense, and a likably genuine cast of characters, this is a strong new entry in an increasingly popular police-procedural series.” (Booklist)
 
"Procedural fans are in for a really good time.” (Publishers Weekly)
 
THE SETTING
Birmingham is a city of stark contrasts with a rich cultural and historical heritage. Playing a key role in the industrial revolution, it helped shape the nation’s manufacturing industry
 
But with its many green spaces, Birmingham also borders on the beautiful countryside of Worcestershire and Warwickshire, is just a few miles from Stratford on Avon and a short drive from the wild country of mid-Wales.
 
Birmingham’s population is large and ethnically diverse, and while urban regeneration has forged a modern and culturally vibrant city, the decaying remnants of the industrial past and 1960s concrete jungle give it a unique and gritty character; the dark underbelly policed by DI Tom Mariner and his team.
 
THE DETECTIVE
Detective Inspector Tom Mariner is, on the surface, an average dedicated policeman, but his experiences as a younger man have given him an insight into life on the dark side, and a clear sense of right and wrong. Mariner has little interest in material things. He lives in a modest canal-side cottage, enjoys the occasional (real) beer and game of dominoes and drives an old car. He is most at home in the outdoors, with an OS map and a compass, and in times of crisis, will take off and walk for miles in any weather.
 
THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “DEAD OF NIGHT.”
 
DI MARINER SERIES
Book 1: Deadly Lies
Book 2: Innocent Lies
Book 3: Killer Lies
Book 4: Baby Lies
Book 5: Married Lies
Book 6: Buried Lies
Book 7: Missing Lies
CHRIS COLLETT – AUTHOR BIO
I was born and grew up in a Norfolk seaside town, almost as far east as it’s possible to go in England without falling into the North Sea. There I worked variously in a boarding house (now defunct) a local bakery (closed down) and a crisp factory (razed to the ground). I graduated in Liverpool, then for twenty-five years taught children and young people with learning disabilities, including autism, before going into higher education as a senior lecturer.
Mindful of its reputation, I moved somewhat reluctantly to Birmingham, where I met my husband, in 1981. But just a few years later DI Tom Mariner was created to police its mean streets, and these days I relish the vibrancy and rich social history of the city. After eight outings for Mariner, I still feel as if I’ve barely scratched the surface.
Recently retired from lecturing and I’m currently luxuriating in the time I now have to continue the Mariner series, alongside published short stories and academic works. In my spare time, among other things, I’m a manuscript assessor for the Crime Writers Association.

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