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D.K. Hood Books In Order

Publication Order of Detectives Kane and Alton Books

Don't Tell a Soul (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bring Me Flowers (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Follow Me Home (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crying Season (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where Angels Fear (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whisper in the Night (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Break the Silence (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Broken Wings (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Shallow Grave (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Promises in the Dark (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

D.K. Hood is a USA Today, Amazon, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of crime, mystery and psychological thrillers. Born in London and traveling extensively before she settled in Australia, she is best known for writing the “Detectives Kane and Alton” series of psychological thrillers. She currently publishes her novels with Hachette, which she has asserted is a dream come true since she has always had a love for books from a young age. Her debut novel was “Don’t Tell a Soul,” a crime thriller that was an Amazon USA bestselling title, the first of the Detectives Kane and Alton series.

D.K. Hood has always been known for her great sense of humor and has said that she had the best ghost stories that she would tell around the campfire as a kid. Hood first got interested in the crime thrillers and forensic science from a very young age when she used to read the likes of John Sands, Gregg Hurwitz, C.J. Box, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, David Baldacci, and Diana Gabaldon. However, she did and does read novels in a lot of genres including historical western suspense novels. But she has always been partial to psychological thrillers hence her Detectives Kane and Alton Series. D.K. has said that she loves it because investigating crime and forensic science can never get boring. She likes to approach her stories from different perspectives and in the same vein place her readers into the stories. Her intention is to immerse the reader in a vivid experience through storytelling. As such, her novels have vivid descriptions of crime scenes and well-detailed backgrounds of her characters. From the terror of the victims to the concern of law enforcement and the twisted minds of killers, it all feels so real. For D.K. there is nothing she enjoys better than researching every detail before she puts it all down on paper.

D.K. Hood’s Detectives Kane and Alton Series are about the lead characters Jenna Alton and Deputy David Kane. Alton takes no nonsense from anyone and is a strong lead in her personal and professional life. However, just like everyone else, she has a past that she has been hiding away from her professional colleagues and the rest of the world. She is paired up with detective Kane, a man full of machismo and character but also an honest and caring man. They are interesting characters that meet in remarkable circumstances though their relationship does start on an uneven keel. They work so well together, having each other’s backs even though they may have different approaches and methodologies to dealing with suspects and fighting crime. Nonetheless, they are both tough as nails and are determined to do good for their small town of Black Rock, even as they deal with their rising feelings for each other. What sets D.K. apart from many other authors in the genre is that she pays a lot of attention to the forensic side of a crime scene. She not only tells the details of her police procedurals using her characters but maintains a darker edge by her vivid descriptions of the crime scenes combined with twists and turns that keep her readers hooked.

D.K. Hood’s “Don’t Sell A Soul” opens to the lead David Kane having to step back and take the position of deputy sheriff in the small rural town of Black Rock Falls. Since it is a laid back town, he expects to finally get some time to relax as he thinks the crime rate in his neck of the woods must be really low. But on the very night that he is reporting to work, he is witness to a car accident that had all the hallmarks of attempted murder. He immediately gets out of his car intending to help the victim only to find himself facing the barrel of a gun. Detective Jenna Alton was expecting her deputy sheriff to get into town that day but one thing she did not picture was him getting out of the wrecked police cruiser late at night. She had taken the sheriff’s job in the small town to hide from her past but now thinks it may just have caught up with her. However, she collects herself and places the new deputy in charge of investigating who might have been responsible for running him off the road. But she is not going to get off that easy, as the investigation unearths a body in a garbage dump neatly stashed in a barrel. They think it might have something to do with a missing person in town but do not know if it is connected to Kane’s accident.

“Bring Me Flowers” the second novel of the series brings back Kane and Alton who hit the ground running as they discover the mutilated body of Felicity Parker in the forest near Black Rock Falls, Montana. A first look at the crime scene suggests a bear look but a closer look points to a grisly murder. There has been a huge influx of tourists into town for the summer rodeos and Jenna thinks one of them may have been responsible. Things get more interesting when Kate Bright, one of the friends of the murdered Felicity is killed and her body is found laid out in the same manner complete with flowers. The only difference is that she has been found in a swimming pool rather than in the forest. The detectives decide to investigate other communities and soon discover that other homicides with a similar modus operandi have been reported before. Kane and Jenna now think they are dealing with a serial killer that they have to stop before they can kill again. In the mid of all this, Jenna has to get Shane Wolfe, a brand new deputy settled into the department. It is very critical that he be broken in fast as he is the only Medical Examiner on the team. Her doubts are reignited when Wolfe and Kane seem to know each other from somewhere, which just adds to her strain.

“Follow Me Home” the third novel of the Detectives Kane and Alton series opens to the discovery of the bloody body of Amos Price in an empty house. There are no clues at the scene and no signs of a break, which leaves the detectives befuddled. But as Kane and Alton begin investigating the life of the reclusive Price, they learn that there is a disturbing link between the disappearance of girls in the county and the dead man going back several years. As they are digesting the new revelations, they find another body in a remote hotel just outside of Black Rock Falls. Ely Dorsey had been murdered in what was clearly a frenzied attack and Alton thinks the killings are connected to the cases of the missing girls and that the man is bound to kill again. As Jenna works out who the next target of the serial killer is, David Kane starts getting messages from the supposed killer. Could the killer have a desire for getting caught or is he being overconfident? She needs to find the motive and man responsible for the killings before they get out of hand.

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