Wednesday 7 November 2012


By Kelvin Jones
It's January and Norwich's DCI Ketch is suffering from a bad case of flu. So when his phone rings and he's told a body has been found by archaeologists, excavating Norfolk's remote Iron Age site of Ken Hill, he's none too pleased, especially as the body's jawbone has 20th Century fillings. As the investigation proceeds on this bleak Norfolk landscape, Ketch uncovers a terrifying cold case story which he will never forget.

Monday 8 October 2012


By the Author of Murder Most Easterly

Things are not going well for DCI Ketch of the Norwich police. He's a father at 50 years old and deprived of sleep, the Latvian drug case has been thrown out by the DPP and he's in trouble with the Deputy Chief Constable once again. So when news reaches him of a John Doe in fashionable Elm Hill in the city, he hopes for a speedy conclusion to the case. At first it appears the victim was stabbed as the result of a mugging, but his identity remains an utter mystery. And what precisely is the significance of the dead man's diary, written in French? It's a tough nut to crack for the seasoned Norfolk policeman but Ketch never gives up...

Sunday 15 July 2012

NEW: MURDER MOST EASTERLY Volume 2: The Norwich Murders: Synopsis

The novel features a dogged Norwich detective, 'Ketch', so named after his ancestor, Jack Ketch the hangman. Ketch (real name John Price) is an alcoholic, nearing retirement in the force and the story is told largely from his viewpoint. It's winter and Ketch is recovering from a nasty dose of bronchitis. He's also got the DCC on his back.

When parts of a woman's body start to turn up in various locations in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, DI Ketch of the Norwich police suspects the victim may have been a Latvian immigrant. Suspicion soon turns on the owners of a Russian restaurant in the town and after a short investigation, the owner's father is arrested for murder.

Several months later the body of another Latvian woman is found in a church in Norwich. Near it is a small wooden figure of the victim, contained in a miniature wooden coffin. It transpires that she was a sex worker who lived with her boyfriend in Kings Lynn. The body's discovery leads Ketch to suspect that this is the work of a serial killer, a suspicion soon confirmed by the profiler, Professor Bourne, who informs him that the crime is motivated by religious obsession. Kett finds a parallel with a similar murder in Scotland some years ago, which was never solved, although suspicion fell then on a known paedophile, Pieter Hess. He contacts the Dumfries police for detailed reports.

A few days later another female victim is found in the ruins of a chapel on nearby Ketts Hill, the body laid out in an identical fashion. Some minor forensic traces are also discovered....

Friday 4 May 2012


In re-reading the chronicles of Baker Street countless obscure phrases and words leap to the eye which demand explanation. What exactly was a dark lantern? What on earth was a dog grate, a cast padre, a ribston pippin? These problematical words require investigation in the authentic Sherlockian manner. This dictionary of the obscure words and phrases in the Sherlock Holmes stories provides a fascinating insight into a gas-lit world long forgotten. Essential reading for the Holmes enthusiast!

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Friday 23 March 2012


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