DCI JACK CALLUM MYSTERY SERIES
A series of crime thrillers set in England in the late 1950’s moving into the 1960’s All the novels feature Detective Chief Inspector Jack Callum. Jack Callum is an ordinary policeman in a typical small English town. The crimes he investigates are far from ordinary.
“DI Jack Callum is everything I’d look for in a real life hero; a man we’d be proud to know and call friend – canny and tough, loyal but firm. He is very human and decent in the old fashioned sense of the word. A family man; we get warmly fond of his wife Annie, his two daughters and his fifteen year old son.” BookPostMortem review
The books are character studies of the main character and his approach to crime. The series is as much about him and how he relates to people – his family, colleagues, and criminals – as it is about solving the crimes. It is a crime drama series set in the late 1950’s, and as the series of books develops, each with a uniquely perverse crime, the time frame will enter the 1960’s with Jack reacting to the life changes he encounters, both within his family and in the outside world that his police work drags him into.
“Brilliant series. I just love Jack Callum, his family and colleagues.”
THIS EDITION INCLUDES ALL THREE JACK CALLUM BEST-SELLING DETECTIVE MYSTERIES –
THREE PAGE-TURNING FULL-LENGTH MYSTERY NOVELS SET IN THE 1950s
Book 1: NO EVIL A girl’s body is found. Her eyes, ears, and mouth have been sewn shut. DCI Jack Callum leads the investigation into this gruesome crime which shatters the peace of a sleepy 1950s English town. Images of three monkeys are sent to the police to taunt them: see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
Book 2: PRIME EVIL A tortured body is found hanging from a tree. DCI Jack Callum leads the investigation into this puzzling crime. The clues lead him tantalisingly close to the answer but without cracking the case. Why was the man killed? What were his links to London gangland bosses?
Book 3: FOR HER SINS December 1959: Detective Jack Callum and the team are called to a local orphanage to investigate the murder of a young nun, Sister Bernadette. She has been stabbed repeatedly and her body violated.
If you like Robert Galbraith, Agatha Christie, LJ Ross, or M.R.C. Kasasian you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer. Full of wonderful period detail and twists and turns
What readers are saying about the Jack Callum Books:
“Great pace to it, good characters, nice balance of home life with a copper’s life . . . and a nice touch having it set in the 50s.” Ali
“Old fashioned policing and a good story.” Snoopyfan
“Brilliant book couldn’t put it down” CS
“Much better than most other crime novels” Jaynie
“Grabbed me from the very first page!” BLK “Reminded me of the old black and white British police films of the 50s and early 60s, remember Dixon of Dock Green on the telly. I loved it” TF
“A real page turner . . . I felt I was transported back in time.” AG
GLOSSARY OF BRITISH AND PERIOD SLANG
JACK CALLUM DOSSIER
WRITING the JACK CALLUM MYSTERIES
The iconic Wolseley police car, complete with bell. (click the photo for more)