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The 9th Hour: A gripping serial killer thriller (The Detective Temeke Crime Series Book 1)


  • Claire Stibbe


  • Hard-Boiled
  • Suspense
  • Police Procedurals
  • Psychological
  • Murder
  • Noir
  • Serial Killers
Albuquerque's finest detective and NewMexico/Arizona Book Award-winning series.

Everyone has secrets.Some more deadly than others.

When the ninth young girl falls into theclutches of a serial killer, Detective David Temeke faces a race against timeto save her life.

The Duke City Police Department inAlbuquerque, New Mexico is no stranger to gruesome murders. But when a leaddetective is killed, they are confronted by the work of an elusive serialkiller with an obsession for the number nine. Since the suspect is incarceratedin the state's high-security penitentiary, Unit Commander Hackett is faced witha dilemma when another teenage girl goes missing.

Detective Temeke and his new partner, MalinSantiago are sent to solve a baffling crime in the dense forests of NewMexico's Cimarron State Park. But time is running out. They must unravel themysteries of Norse legends and thwart the 9th Hour killer before he finds hisnext victim.

Introducing Albuquerque Detective DavidTemeke, The 9th Hour is the first in an un-put-downable crime thrillerseries. Think Luther in the world of Breaking Bad and toss in a littleScandi-thriller in the vein of Jo Nesbo, and you'll enjoy this unique detectivenovel.

Watch out for more from Detective Temeke andMalin Santiago:

1. THE 9th HOUR

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'Dark, intense, spine-tingling and absolutelyun-put-down-able!' --Booklinks

'I was glued to this book...a truly grippingand, at times, terrifying story.' --Loma Colorado Librarian

'Tense action and complex psychologicalmotivation is woven into a wonderfully satisfying novel.' -- Kristin Gleeson -NY Times/USA Today Bestselling Author of the Celtic Knot Series

'An intense, superbly crafted readingexperience. I guarantee you'll go on reading well past the ninth hour.' -- JimPingelly, Kingdom Writing Solutions

'Despite - or because of - knowing so manywriters, I still feel the magic when a book comes out that makes the hairs onmy arm tingle because I think it's GOOD. If you like modern detectives, thinkIan Rankin set in New Mexico, you'll love this.' -- 13th Sign Publishing.
 'Gripping,innovative, brutal. This is crime fiction with a serrated edge and a brilliantsheen.' -- Marco Storey, Award winning author and speaker
'An assured page-turner that leads inexorablyto a satisfying conclusion. I can't wait for Detective Temeke Book 2!' --JeanGill, Bestselling author, The Troubadours Quartet