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Publication Order of DCI Tom Douglas Books

Only the Innocent (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Back Road (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sleep Tight (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stranger Child (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nowhere Child (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kill Me Again (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sixth Window (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Come a Little Closer (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shape of Lies (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Right Behind You (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Close Your Eyes (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

The DCI Tom Douglas book series is an amazing series of suspense, thriller, crime fiction, mystery, detective fiction, and British Literature stories. It is written by a reputed English writer named Rachel Abbott. Rachel started writing this series in 2011 and came up with the first novel in the same year. She has depicted the lead protagonist in each of the books as Tom Douglas. As the series starts, Tom is seen in the role of a Detective Inspector and then goes on to become Detective Chief Inspector as the series progresses. The essential characters created by Rachel Abbott in this series besides Tom Douglas include Sir Hugo Fletcher, Laura Fletcher, Ellie Saunders, Abbie, Olivia Brookes, Tasha Joseph, Emma Joseph, David Joseph, Ollie Joseph, Maggie Taylor, Duncan Taylor, Ed Cooper, Natalie Gray, Scarlett Gray, Anna, Scott, Millie Palmer, Jo Palmer, etc.

The series is still going on as Rachel Abbott is busy creating a new novel, which she is expected to release soon. Some of the exciting locations where she has set the plots of the books of this intriguing series include London and Oxford in England; and Venice and Positano in Italy. Each book of this series has fared very well in all the places of their release. They have succeeded in reaching out to a large number of audiences across the globe and entertaining them with their rich content and believable characters. Many noteworthy critics have given their genuine reviews to the books and have praised the efforts of Rachel Abbott in coming up with such original stories of detective fiction.

A number of her fellow writers have also garnered their honest opinions about this series’ novels and helped them become successful. The worldwide success of this series also helped Rachel Abbott in tasting new successes as an author. She went on to establish herself among the noteworthy writers of the crime fiction/mystery genre. Several popular publishing houses have shown interest in her work and have contacted her to let them publish her future novels. However, Rachel has decided to continue to publish her books through her current publisher, Black Dot Publishing, for the moment and maybe decide to go for a change later. She is quite excited to know that the Tom Douglas novels have been liked by readers all over the world and hopes that they will continue to like the future books of this series as well. Until her next Tom Douglas book comes out, she expects her fans to continue reading the already published books and help them become much more successful and popular.

The debut book of the DCI Tom Douglas series written by author Rachel Abbott is entitled ‘Only the Innocent’. It was released by the Thomas & Mercer publication in 2011. This novel features the primary characters in the roles of Laura Fletcher, Hugo Fletcher, and Tom Douglas. Initially, it is described that Sir Hugo Fletcher has lived all his life around the British press. He had a privileged upbringing and was involved in charity work with an aim to bring an end to human trafficking. Even his 2 marriages were quite talked about whenever his name came up. But, when he was found murdered in his home in London, fully naked and tied to his bed, it gave rise to a scandal that no had ever imagined.

Sir Hugo’s wife, Laura Fletcher, returned home after her illustrious Italian vacation and found her home surrounded by paparazzi. It was only was she entered inside that she came to know about the tragic news of her husband’s murder. What shocked her more was the condition in which he was found. When Tom Douglas is asked to investigate this high-profile murder case, he begins by trying to find out who was in bed with Hugo when he was killed. While talking to Laura Fletcher, Tom senses that she is not distraught at all. His suspicion grows ever more when it is established that the murderer is a female. After further investigation, Tom comes to know that Hugo was involved with multiple women and several of them had reasons to kill him, including Laura. He digs deeper and comes up with more secrets about Hugo’s life. In the end, it is the secret that Laura kept hidden that proves to be a turning point in the investigation and helps catch the killer.

Another exciting novel penned in the series is known as ‘Sleep Tight’. It was published by the Black Dot publication in 2014. The essential characters that appear in this book include Olivia Brookes, Tom Douglas, and a few others. Initially, the story opens by mentioning that Olivia Brookes’s children and husband disappear suddenly and she calls the police to report about it. She seems quite distraught at their disappearance and fears that she might not meet them again. Olivia fears a lot because she has experienced several other tragedies before. A couple of years later, Tom Douglas comes to investigate Olivia’s family, and this time, it is Olivia who has gone missing. Every evidence points to the fact that Olivia was with her family in her home on the morning of the day she disappeared.

Strangely enough, the police find Olivia’s car in her garage and her handbag and purse where there usually are. What shocks Tom Douglas is that there is no photo of Olivia’s family members at her home. They have been removed from computers, phones, and albums. He suspects that Olivia’s past might has caught up with her or she might be in great trouble. Tom investigates more and tries to gather enough evidence that can help him head in the direction of Olivia or her family so that he can rescue them from whatever dangers they are facing.

Rachel Abbott was born and raised in Manchester. She is well known for writing thriller and mystery novels. Prior to becoming a writer, she worked for an interactive media company for several years as its managing director. While she was in this job, she had developed a habit of writing daily and wrote everything from user manuals to creative proposals. The most exciting thing for her was to write interactive dramas. In 2000, Rachel sold her company and relocated to Italy, where she bought an old house in the countryside and restored it. She received inspiration for writing novels from Minette Walters, Daphne Du Maurier, and Val McDermid. Currently, Rachel resides on a beautiful island called Alderney and writes full time.

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