How far would you go to save the lives you value the most?

Detective Deans is back in this highly anticipated crime thriller sequel, but this time he seeks far more than just the truth! A young couple in their prime is found dead in the marital bed. As they lie naked, staring at each other with eyes wide open – filled with fear, his colleagues assume a double suicide, but Detective Andrew Deans senses that darker forces are at work. Deans is facing an awakening – a spiritual birth, but he is stuck in a living nightmare. Those around him are watching ... judging … expecting him to break. As he waits to hear the news he dreads most, Deans receives an unmarked DVD and the true meaning of horror is revealed. Playing by the rules is getting him nowhere. Now, it’s time to do things his way. But death and tragedy haven’t finished with him... yet.
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About the Book

DEAD BY DESIGN is the jaw-dropping follow-on to STORM LOG-0505 and is part two of  the Detective Deans Series trilogy, reflected by the ending.

With unexpected and shocking plot twists, edge-of-your-seat tension and chilling suspense, fans of Michael Connelly, Rachel Abbott and Peter James will be hooked by this breathtaking new voice in British crime fiction.


Best book I’ve read in a long time” Pat Hulstaert

“What a book, gripping, unexpected twists it has it all, and that ending!” Amazon review

“I could never second guess what the next chapter held, a must read for anyone” Devon Gnome

“This book kept me awake at night (I just wanted to keep on reading) and the twist towards the end blew me away.” Amazon review

Exceptionally excellent! If you only buy one book make sure it is one by this author. You won’t regret it.” Sharon

“The action and storytelling are just wonderful.” Nathan Parsons

“It is another brilliant book by this author. I would not put it down” Map

“Great story, easy to read, twist and turns and what a final chapter.” Double M

“Kept me enthralled from start to finish KM

“I was so gripped by the storyline that I read it in one sitting, totally immersed in a plot combination of crime and the supernatural.” S. G. Lawton

“There are twists in the plot like you could never imagine!” Wizard

Discover the Detective Deans Series today and see why so many people already love ‘Deano’ Deans.

Also by James D Mortain:

STORM LOG-0505 The First Detective Deans Novel

THE NIGHT SHIFT (A Short Story) A prequel to STORM LOG-0505

Series: Detective Deans Series, Book 2
Genres: British detective novels, British police, crime fiction, Crime Mystery, detective fiction, Ghosts and hauntings, Horror, Metaphysical, Missing persons, Murder Mystery, Occult, Paranormal Crime Thriller, Police procedural, Psychic detectives, Psychics and mystics, Spiritual fiction, suspense, True crime, Writing
Tag: Recommended Books
Publisher: Manvers Publishing
Publication Year: 2017
Format: eBook and Paperback
Length: Novel
ISBN: 9780993568749

List Price: £8.99
eBook Price: £1.99
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About the Author
James D Mortain

Former CID Detective with the Avon and Somerset Constabulary turned crime fiction writer, James D Mortain brings compelling action and gritty authenticity to his writing through years of police experience.

He began writing in 2012, following a chance encounter in a Bath bar with SAS veteran and author, Chris Ryan. His best selling debut STORM LOG-0505, is the first novel in a gripping series featuring Bath-based detective, Andrew 'Deano' Deans. He has also written THE NIGHT SHIFT (A Short Story), and the second book in the Detective Deans Series - DEAD BY DESIGN was released on 20th November.

James is a huge Bath Rugby fan, having first supported his team at The Rec in 1977. He doesn't get to see them as much since moving to North Devon, but his passion for the club never dwindles.

In 2014, while James was writing his first novel, he contracted Viral Meningitis. Extremely sick for many months and still medicated today, James is proudly supporting the Meningitis Research Foundation by donating a percentage from all sales of DEAD BY DESIGN.

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