Next chapter in crime fiction series announced

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The DCI Logan series, written by Fort William author JD Kirk, returns next month with its 18th instalment.

Fort William author Barry Hutchison

The formidable Scottish detective, DCI Jack Logan, continues his ongoing battle against the Highland’s criminal underbelly in the latest novel, A Dead Man Walking, set for release on October 3.

The gripping new addition to the series, which has sold more than three million copies, will see DCI Jack Logan and his team race against the clock one stormy Hallowe’en to solve the mysterious death of an elderly billionaire in his stately Highland home.

Once at the scene of the crime, DCI Jack Logan finds no shortage of suspects. They all seem to have reasons to want the old man dead, and they all have something to hide.

Cut off from back up due to the worst storm in decades, and with cast and crew of a TV ghost hunting show cramping his style, Jack’s only chance of solving this case is by going back to basics. But the castle’s residents won’t even give him a moment to think – not even the dead ones.

Commenting on the release of A Dead Man Walking, JD Kirk said: “I hope my readers will find A Dead Man Walking a fitting Hallowe’en who-done-it. The novel maintains the typical suspense, thrill and dark humour that can be found in the DCI Jack Logan series, but adds a supernatural twist, and I hope the eerie undertones give readers a frightening treat this season.

“It’s been incredible how far the series has come. We now have over 500,000 audiobooks sold, and with the book being an Amazon #1 bestselling series, it’s been great to see the novels’ progress alongside fan support for DCI Jack Logan.”

JD Kirk is the pen name of multi-award-winning author, screenwriter, and writer of comics, Barry Hutchison. As well as writing as JD Kirk for his DCI Logan series, other series include the Robert Hoon and DI Heather Filson series.

A Dead Man Walking is published by Zertex Crime and is available on sale from  October 3.