The first in a gripping, gritty and red hot crime series
An unmissable debut * Sunday Express S Magazine, Books to look forward to in 2020 * The pace is good and Finn is a great character. There is also an excellently portrayed organised crime boss * Literary Review * This debut is, simply put, fantastic. It has such a strong opening, you'll be hooked after the first chapter * Yahoo * A gripping debut with well-rounded characters and an intriguing plot. You won't want it to end * Heat * This thriller's hot stuff. A blaze of action and surprises, making it a sure crime debut of the year contender. Shindler's list (sorry!) of successes include an original plot, gasp-out-loud twists and a brilliant new detective team... the case is a humdinger. 10/10 * The Peterborough Telegraph * Arresting... an unusual novel with a rising sense of menace * The Sunday Times * Fans of police novels and dramas will lap up this tale, and as it's the first in the Finn and Paulsen series, I can't wait for the next instalment * Daily Record * Blistering debut... this is a gritty and cleverly plotted police drama - the very definition of a page- turner * Culture Fly * A highly accomplished police procedural with intriguing characters and plenty of twists to keep readers guessing until its explosive finale * The Daily Express * The Burning Men hooked me from the start and never gave me second thoughts (...) The sharp scenes, good pacing and deft characterisation mark this as a series to follow * Crime Review *
Will Shindler has been a broadcast journalist for the BBC for over twenty-five years, spending a decade working in television drama as a scriptwriter on Born and Bred, The Bill and Doctors. His time on these leading prime time dramas has given him a rich grounding in authentic police procedure, powerful character development and gripping narratives. He currently combines reading the news on BBC Radio London with writing crime novels and has previously worked as a television presenter for HTV, a sports reporter for BBC Radio Five Live, and one of the stadium presenters at the London Olympics. He is the writer of The Burning Men, The Killing Choice and The Hunting Ground. The fourth book in the DI Alex Finn series - The Blood Line - will publish in 2023.