Before He Kills Again

(Detective Cassie Rowan book 1)

Pace, taut plotting and great characterisation from the first page. Add humour and some wonderful one liners and you have a popular novel with depth.” Sunday Times bestseller Ann Cleeves


serial predator stalks the streets of Liverpool. Seven victims so far. And he’s already chosen his next one.

The police can’t catch him. He leaves no trace. No one has been able to provide a reliable description.

Detective Cassie Rowan goes undercover in a dangerous game of cat and mouse through the teeming backstreets of Liverpool. But how long will it be before he turns the tables and begins hunting her?

PRAISE FOR Before He Kills Again

“Murphy blends fascinating psychology, well-drawn and researched investigative procedure, with multi-layered characters to make for a mindblowing, page-turning tale to keep you up late into the night.” —Shannon Kirk, International Bestselling Author of Method 15/3

Margaret Murphy’s Before He Kills Again is a nail-biting crime thriller from a master storyteller. A dark, gritty and disturbing tale of vengeance, obsession and murder that will hold readers in thrall from the very first page. Cassie Rowan is a fantastic detective. Smart, intuitive and fearless, Cassie is one sleuth readers are going to love.” —Bookish Jottings

Starting from its powerful opening, readers will be hooked immediately with the powerful image Murphy creates . . . Heralds the start of a complex new series from this accomplished author. Highly Recommended.” —Auntie M Writes

A real nail-biter. Linda Strong (Goodreads)

If you like gritty, fast paced, adrenaline pumping thrillers you will love this. There is little graphic description of the assaults so nothing to give you nightmares but that doesn’t make it any less thrilling.” —Books n All Promotions

There is an intensity to the whole narrative and at some points I was holding my breath and reading at a crazy speed to find out what was going to happen.” Like Herding Cats