Steve Mosby - The 50/50 Killer - Orion Publishing Group

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • E-Book £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781409106104
    • Publication date:16 Apr 2009
  • Downloadable audio file £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781409162537
    • Publication date:07 Jan 2016

The 50/50 Killer

By Steve Mosby

  • Paperback
  • £14.99

The breakthrough thriller from a new talent in psychological crime ...

The breakthrough thriller from a new talent in psychological crime ...

Mark Nelson is a young police officer, newly assigned to the team of John Mercer - a highly-decorated and successful detective, and author of a bestselling true crime book based on his years of experience catching killers. Mackey is a legend in the force and it's a huge opportunity for Mark, who has dedicated his life to his job ever since the death of his girlfriend years before.

When a man is found burned to death in his own home, Mackey's team is thrown into an investigation that grows darker and more complex at every turn. The evidence points to a man known as the Fifty-Fifty Killer. His targets are young couples, who he stalks and subjects to a single night of torture and manipulation, testing and destroying the love between them. Only one of them ever survives until dawn. And his victims include a former member of Mackey's team.

Soon afterwards, a young man walks into a police station badly tortured and with his memory in tatters. He knows only that his girlfriend is still being held captive in the woods he's escaped from. But the team know that by fleeing, the man has sealed his girlfriend's fate. If they can't piece together his experience by daybreak then she will die in his place.

However, all is not what it seems ...

Biographical Notes

Steve Mosby lives and works in Leeds. He is the author of THE THIRD PERSON, THE CUTTING CREW, THE 50/50 KILLER, CRY FOR HELP, STILL BLEEDING, BLACK FLOWERS, DARK ROOM and THE NIGHTMARE PLACE. His novels have been translated widely and longlisted for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year Award and CWA Dagger in the Library. Find out more at: www.theleftroom.co.uk.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780752881577
  • Publication date: 01 Dec 2007
  • Page count: 288
  • Imprint: Orion
A terrific thriller that is cerebral, pacy, intelligent and compelling — Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Mosby steers clear of genre formulae in this flawless thriller — LONDON LITE
Orion

Dark Sacred Night

Michael Connelly
Authors:
Michael Connelly
Orion

The Third Person

Steve Mosby
Authors:
Steve Mosby

'Steve Mosby has become one of a handful of writers who make me excited about crime fiction' Val McDermid'Mosby has become renowned for thrillers that reach into dark places where most British crime writers are afraid to go' Sunday Express'This isn't some kind of 'dear John' letter. I'm coming back again'. But Amy Sinclair didn't come back. That note on the kitchen table was the last that her boyfriend, Jason, heard of her. At first, he had let her have her space but as the weeks turned to months the worries had set in... and eventually he went after her. What he found appalled him. It seems that Amy had had a secret life on the internet and had met some people she shouldn't have. And one of them took her. Now Jason sits at home and cruises the same horrific websites that she once walked through to find her kidnapper. But when he lays a trap for a monster he meets in a chat-room he gets more than he bargained for. He finds that nothing in this story is as it seems, and that the clues lie in the mistakes of his own past...

Gollancz

Elysium Fire

Alastair Reynolds
Authors:
Alastair Reynolds
Orion

You Can Run

Steve Mosby
Authors:
Steve Mosby
Orion

I Know Who Did It

Steve Mosby
Authors:
Steve Mosby
Orion

The Nightmare Place

Steve Mosby
Authors:
Steve Mosby
Orion

The Steve Mosby Collection

Steve Mosby
Authors:
Steve Mosby
W&N

Raylan

Elmore Leonard
Authors:
Elmore Leonard

The star of JUSTIFIED returns in a stunning new novel from 'the greatest crime writer who ever lived' [Dennis Lehane].US Marshal Raylan Givens, star of the series JUSTIFIED, and protagonist of RIDING THE RAP, PRONTO and the story 'Fire in the Hole', is back in action, this time with a federal warrant to serve on a dope dealer named Angel Arenas, a man 'born in the U.S. but a hundred percent of him Hispanic'. The state troopers are impressed when the marshal struts into the convict's hotel room without drawing his gun, but Raylan soon finds that Angel's already been the victim of another crime, one that's way bigger than a few pot plants, and clearly the work of a professional ...RAYLAN shows Elmore Leonard at the height of his powers, as we follow one of his favourite protagonists through a series of adventures with unlikely villains. As ever, the work is filled with unexpected twists and the most vibrant, crackling dialogue currently available in the English language.

Orion

Red Harvest

Dashiell Hammett
Authors:
Dashiell Hammett
Orion

Dark Room

Steve Mosby
Authors:
Steve Mosby

The Dark Room...it's the place fear comes from.For DI Andrew Hicks, solving a murder is logical: your first suspicions are usually right. So when the brutally beaten body of a young woman is found, his attention focuses closely on the ex-boyfriend.But then more bodies start appearing, all beaten beyond recognition, and there is no connection between any of the victims. Because this is a new type of killer, one who revels in chaos. To survive, Hicks must face not only a serial killer with no discernable motive, but the hidden darkness of his own past.

Orion

Dixie City Jam

James Lee Burke
Authors:
James Lee Burke
Orion

Black Flowers

Steve Mosby
Authors:
Steve Mosby

Black flowers for the missing ones mean they're never coming back...This is not a story about a girl who disappears.This is the story of a little girl who comes back.As if from nowhere, she appears one day on a seaside promenade, with a black flower and a horrifying story about where she's been. But telling that story will start a chain reaction of dangerous lies and deadly illusions that will claim many more victims in the years to come. When Neil Dawson's father commits suicide, he is obviously devastated. But through his grief, Neil knows something isn't right. Among his father's possessions, he finds a copy of an old novel, The Black Flower. Opening it will take Neil into an investigation full of danger, pain and subterfuge. Hannah Price is also mourning her father, having followed his footsteps into the police force. When she gets assigned to Neil's father's case, it will lead her on a journey into her own past and to the heart of a shattering secret.*Longlisted for the 2012 Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year Award*

Orion

The Impossible Dead

Ian Rankin
Authors:
Ian Rankin

Malcolm Fox returns in the stunning second novel in Ian Rankin's series...Malcolm Fox and his team are back, investigating whether fellow cops covered up for Detective Paul Carter. Carter has been found guilty of misconduct, but what should be a simple job is soon complicated by a brutal murder and a weapon that should not even exist.A trail of revelations leads Fox back to 1985, a year of desperate unrest when letter-bombs and poisonous spores were sent to government offices, and kidnappings and murders were plotted. But while the body count rises the clock starts ticking, and a dramatic turn of events sees Fox in mortal danger.

W&N

Rainbow's End

Lauren St John
Authors:
Lauren St John

A captivating and haunting memoir by celebrated children's author Lauren St John about her childhood spent in rural Africa.In 1978, during the final, bloodiest phase of the Rhodesian War, 11-year-old Lauren St John moved with her family to Rainbow's End, and idyllic farm and game reserve on the banks of the Umfuli River. Obsessed with horses, pop stars and her pet giraffe, Lauren lived in an African paradise until the brutal murder of a school friend and the coming of independence forced her to confront the past - to realise that almost everything she'd believed about her country and her life had been a lie.

Orion

The Dain Curse

Dashiell Hammett
Authors:
Dashiell Hammett

'Not just the first of the tough school of crime-writing but the best' THE TIMESMiss Gabriel Dain Leggett is young and wealthy, with a penchant for morphine and religious cults. She also has an unfortunate effect on the people around her. They die - violently. Is she the victim of a family curse? The short, squat, utterly unsentimental Continental Op, the best private detective around, has his doubts and finds himself confronting something infinitely more dangerous.This is the Continental Op's most bizarre case and a tautly crafted masterpiece of suspense.

W&N

Beast In View

Margaret Millar
Authors:
Margaret Millar
W&N

Killshot

Elmore Leonard
Authors:
Elmore Leonard
Orion

The Big Clock

Kenneth Fearing
Authors:
Kenneth Fearing

How does a man escape from himself...? A classic masterpiece of American noir fiction.George Stroud is a hard-drinking, tough-talking, unscrupulous journalist working for tyrannical Earl Janoth's media empire. And he's involved with the wrong woman - his boss's mistress, Pauline Delos. One day, as Stroud escorts Pauline home, he spies his boss returning from a trip. The next day, Pauline is found dead in her apartment.Janoth knows someone saw him enter Pauline's apartment on the night of the murder; he knows it must have been the man Pauline was seeing on the side; but he doesn't know his identity. To get his hands on the man and pin the crime on him, Janoth assigns his best investigative reporter and most trusted employee to track him down: George Stroud...

W&N

Dark Places

Gillian Flynn
Authors:
Gillian Flynn

Your brother murdered your family. Your evidence put him away . . . the gripping second novel from the author of GONE GIRL and SHARP OBJECTSLibby Day was just seven years old when her older brother massacred her family while she hid in a cupboard. Her evidence helped put him away. Ever since then she has been drifting, surviving for over 20 years on the proceeds of the 'Libby Day fund'. But now the money is running out and Libby is desperate. When she is offered $500 to do a guest appearance, she feels she has to accept. But this is no ordinary gathering. The Kill Club is a group of true-crime obsessives who share information on notorious murders, and they think her brother Ben is innocent. Ben was a social misfit, ground down by the small-town farming community in which he lived. But he did have a girlfriend - a brooding heavy metal fan called Diondra. Through her, Ben became involved with drugs and the dark arts. When the town suddenly turned against him, his thoughts turned black. But was he capable of murder? Libby must delve into her family's past to uncover the truth - no matter how painful...

Orion

Dexter by Design

Jeff Lindsay
Authors:
Jeff Lindsay