DI Simon Fenchurch

An East London detective solving gritty murder cases while he searches for his daughter, kidnapped ten years ago.

Current status: The tenth and final book (for now) came out on the 31st December 2023.

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A missing daughter. A cop’s worst nightmare.

Ten years ago, DI Simon Fenchurch’s daughter, Chloe, was abducted from outside their home, destroying his marriage and his life.

Now, Fenchurch is still working the same East London beat for the Met’s Major Investigation Team, spending his nights hunting for fragments of clues about Chloe’s fate.

When a young woman’s body is found in a derelict building in the shadow of the City’s gleaming towers, Fenchurch investigates, promising to bring justice to grieving parents. Grieving parents like him.

But he struggles to identify the victim or to find anyone who even knows her. As he pieces together the events leading to her murder, Fenchurch is forced to confront his own traumatic past.

Will the investigation bring him closer to the truth about what happened to Chloe?

A vicious murder. A case close to home.

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. An open-and-shut case, 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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A missing child. A haunted cop. Long-awaited answers.

When 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 is found murdered, Fenchurch finds that she’s another Travis driver.

As the body count rises, Fenchurch delves into the crimes and unveils 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 now? Or did she die?

A murdered student. A troubled cop. An estranged daughter.

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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A sadistic killer. An infamous victim. A crime that gets darker and darker…

The body of a young woman is found in a London hotel room, the victim of a suspected poisoning. Called in to investigate, DI Simon Fenchurch soon discovers the case is far more sinister than he could have imagined.

He should have recognised the woman at once—a teacher at a local school, her scandalous affair with a pupil has been splashed across the tabloids. As Fenchurch interrogates those closest to her, a web of suspicious connections begins to emerge.

Meanwhile Fenchurch’s own life is still in turmoil: his family fragmented, his baby son in intensive care, and his mentor replaced by an unsympathetic new boss. The streets of London are in chaos too, with a spate of acid attacks on seemingly random victims.

Struggling to hold on to hope on both fronts, Fenchurch faces the toughest few days of his career. Can he keep his family safe and catch whoever is behind the murder before more lives are lost?

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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One dead body. Enough blood for two.

Struggling in his new role, where he feels nowhere near worthy of following his predecessor, DCI Simon Fenchurch is called to a hipster brewery’s basement. A dead body has been found in a pool of blood. And there are two pairs of shoes at the scene. Does the second pair belong to the killer? Or another victim?

As the case veers off in an unexpected direction, Fenchurch comes to face-to-face with someone from his past, someone intent on causing havoc by revealing case secrets to the public. Secrets even Fenchurch doesn’t know.

As the hidden past becomes a present threat, can Fenchurch catch a brutal killer before they murder again? And can Fenchurch fill dead man’s shoes?

Is this the hill you want to die on?

On her first night shift, Probationary PC Chloe Fenchurch discovers a dead body at the Tower Hill Memorial in East London. Dry as a bone, but drowned, hundreds of metres from the Thames. Worse, Chloe knows the victim — Bert Matthews, a friend of her grandfather.

DCI Simon Fenchurch takes the case, soon unpicking further mysterious deaths. Police officers from the same team, who worked the same investigation ten years ago. Where Fenchurch’s own father was Deputy SIO.

Meanwhile, Chloe investigates the suspicious disappearance of a local head teacher. The man who had an affair with her mother, that broke up her parents’ marriage. Is her father responsible? Or does he know more than he’s letting on?

As Fenchurch drills deeper, the case is hampered by the reveals from former police officer, Rob Lezard, now a media celebrity, fronting true crime shows. Shocking stories that jeopardise several serious convictions. Can Fenchurch and Chloe work together to solve a deep mystery that threatens to strike even closer to home?

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Hope is the last thing to die

DCI Simon Fenchurch has everything under control. His marriage, his family, even his job, where he’s starting to lose the imposter syndrome that has plagued him.

But a mysterious death on the border with the City of London leads Fenchurch into a murder inquiry crossing three jurisdictions.

All signs point to one man.

Dimitri Younis, recently released from prison and running the East End with an iron fist, spreading his talons into London. And even more determined to appear to be squeaky clean.

As Fenchurch homes in on a witness with evidence that could put Younis away forever, the tables are soon turned.

Is Fenchurch going to be the last thing to die? Or will it be the hope that he can live a normal life?

New knee, new danger.

Fresh from his recovery from knee surgery and an ordeal that took him to the brink, DCI Simon Fenchurch is back on the job with renewed vigour… and a new boss.

On the gritty streets of East London, DCI Simon Fenchurch is on the hunt for a sadistic predator. Seventies rock legend Rusty Rivers—Britain’s answer to Neil Young—is found mutilated in his opulent Greenwich mansion, and Fenchurch’s Major Investigation Team races against time to catch the perpetrator.

Their pursuit leads them to Kanyif Iqbal, a dangerous Scottish rapper with a shocking motive: he claims Rivers was hiding a dark secret involving a missing 13-year-old girl. As Fenchurch’s own painful past resurfaces, his resolve to uncover the truth becomes an obsession. Rivers denies the accusation, but Fenchurch won’t stop until he’s scoured the British Isles to bring justice to those who deserve it most—and discover her location.

In this heart-pounding police procedural, will DCI Fenchurch find the truth before it’s too late?

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