Welcome to my podcast, The Crime Fiction Lounge.
Ed is a prolific author and his many crime fiction novels include the DI Fenchurch novels set on the gritty streets of East London and the Scott Cullen series about a young Edinburgh detective. And the Craig Hunter series.
We discuss his latest title ‘Kill The Messenger’, his writing life, and his next book which is set in Seattle, WA, featuring Josh Nguyen of the FBI’s Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Unit.
Kill The Messenger (A DI Fenchurch novel Book 6)
by Ed James
A brutal murder. A haunted detective. A case that unearths monsters.
When a young woman is killed, squashed between a London bus and a white van, DI Simon Fenchurch is called in to investigate, soon discovering the case has deeper roots than initially appears.
With new gangs wrestling to take over east London and a fresh wave of innocent victims exploited by new monsters, Fenchurch must work with old friends and new foes to unpick a web of lies and deceit.
As Fenchurch and his wife Abi struggle to reconnect with their daughter, Fenchurch comes face to face with his worst nightmare — the man who allegedly abducted Chloe eleven years ago, now out having served time for another murder. But is Fenchurch just playing to his own prejudices? Is he looking for the real killer? And will he have to pay a high price to catch a brutal murderer?
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Kill With Kindness (A DI Fenchurch novel Book 5)
by Ed James
Lucas Rocha has become the right-hand to Rio de Janeiro’s most feared drug lord, Dez. But Dez is incarcerated, awaiting trial for multiple crimes. Money is no longer a problem for Lucas; staying alive is. Rival gangs want him dead.
The one person who can help him, undercover DEA agent Daniel Burke, has returned to Brazil to rejoin the woman he loves. Daniel owes Lucas his life, but now his cover hangs in the balance. Lucas, meanwhile, is determined to leave the life of a journeyman drug lord behind. But no one ever retires from a gang; death is the only way out. Now Lucas and Daniel must find a way to beat the odds.
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In For The Kill (A DI Fenchurch novel Book 4)
by Ed James
A university student is found strangled to death in her bedroom, but when the embattled DI Simon Fenchurch is called in to investigate, the case strikes dangerously close to home.
On the surface, the victim was a popular, high-performing student. But as secret grudges against her emerge, so too does evidence that she was living a double life, working on explicit webcam sites for a seedy London ganglord. Everyone Fenchurch talks to knows a lot more than they’re willing to tell, and before long he’s making new enemies of his own—threatening to push him and his family past breaking point.
With too many suspects and not enough facts, Fenchurch knows his new superiors are just waiting for him to fail—they want him off the case, and off the force for good. His family is in more danger than ever before. So how deep is he willing to dig in order to unearth the truth?
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What Doesn’t Kill You (A DI Fenchurch novel Book 3) by Ed James
The body of a young City lawyer is discovered on an East London building site, assaulted and brutally murdered. Initial enquiries lead DI Simon Fenchurch to a driver employed by Travis, a controversial new app-based cab company. Within days another woman—a Travis driver—is found murdered.
As the body count goes up, DI Fenchurch and his colleagues on the East London Major Investigation Team delve into the crimes and unveil a murky conspiracy that some will do anything to keep hidden.
When familiar faces begin to emerge from the shadows, Fenchurch realises this case is more personal than he’d thought. Could he finally be on the brink of solving the mystery that has dogged him for over a decade: who abducted his daughter, Chloe—and where is she no
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Worth Killing For (A DI Fenchurch novel Book 2) by Ed James
On a busy London street, a young woman is attacked in broad daylight and left bleeding to death on the pavement. Among the eyewitnesses are DI Simon Fenchurch and his wife.
Fenchurch pursues the attacker through a warren of backstreets and eventually arrests a young hoodie with a cache of stolen phones—an ‘Apple picker’ on the make. The case should be closed but something feels off…Was this really just about a smartphone? Why did the victim look nervous before she was targeted? And why don’t the prints on the murder weapon match the young man in custody?
Before Fenchurch can probe further, his superiors remove him from the case, convinced he has let the real culprit run free. But Fenchurch is determined to get to the truth and, before long, uncovers a conspiracy that reaches high above the street gangs of London.
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The Hope That Kills (A DI Fenchurch novel Book 1) by Ed James
The body of a young woman is found on the streets of East London, in the shadow of the City’s gleaming towers. No ID on her, just hard-earned cash. But there is no doubting the ferocity of the attack.
DI Simon Fenchurch takes charge but, as his team tries to identify her and piece together her murder, they’re faced with cruel indifference at every turn—nobody cares about yet another dead prostitute. To Fenchurch, however, she could just as easily be Chloe, his daughter still missing after ten years, whose memory still haunts his days and nights, his burning obsession having killed his marriage.
When a second body is discovered, Fenchurch must peel back the grimy layers shrouding the London sex trade, confronting his own traumatic past while racing to undo a scheme larger, more complex and more evil than anything he could possibly have imagined.
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