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Publication Order of DI Matt Barnes Books

A Reason To Kill (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lethal Intent (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Need To Kill (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chosen To Kill (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Passion To Kill (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Raised To Kill (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Driven To Kill (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Addicted to Kill (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

The DI Matt Barnes series is a famous book series of mystery, crime fiction, suspense, and thriller novels. It consists of a total of 6 books, which were released between the years 2013 and 2016. The series is written by a highly renowned English novelist named Michael Kerr. All the books of this series take place in London, and feature the chief protagonist in the role of Detective Inspector Matt Barnes. Author Kerr has filled each and every book of this series with non-stop action, suspense, gruesome details, fast paced story, little disturbing psychological elements, and many interesting twists and turns. The other characters besides Matt Barnes also look very interesting. They have been described as playing important roles in carrying the mysterious stories forward. DI Barnes is introduced into the series as a determined officer, who puts all his efforts in hunting down the criminals, psychopaths, killers. One such psychopath named Gary Noon launches an assault on Barnes’ life, but he manages to dodge the assault and come out alive. Gary Noon makes a few more attempts on Matt’s life, posing as a determined assassin with the intention of killing Barnes at any cost. Matt Barnes studies everything about Gary’s life and discovers that he is an evil and a sadistic psychopath. A crime boss named Frank Santini, whom Matt Barnes was causing trouble by taking down his criminal operations, had hired Gary Noon to finish him. Matt manages to close the chapter of Gary Noon once and for all, but Frank does not rest with this. He keeps sending assassins to kill Matt, who keeps fighting them off and then makes it his primary task to finish the criminal empire of Frank Santini forever. As the series progresses further, many other suspenseful events come to light. All such thrilling and suspenseful events keep the readers intrigued till the end of each book and then enable them to go to the next in line. Author Kerr found great successes with each of the books and was praised by numerous critics for his excellent contributions to the mystery genre. The successes boosted his confidence a lot and enabled him to keep writing interesting mystery stories henceforth in his career.

Author Michael Kerr is well known for his mystery novels. He has particular interests in writing violent, action-packed, and original crime thrillers. Kerr says that he knows what kind of mysteries he would enjoy to read as a reader, and so he tries to develop such stories for others as well. He has gained inspiration and influences from the popular written works of famous mystery authors like David Baldacci, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Harlan Coben, etc. Prior to starting a career in the field of writing, author Kerr used to work in the Prison Service. He has given around 20 years of his life in this line of work. Such a vast amount of time in the vicinity of criminals has allowed author Kerr to have a great research about the ways and thinkings of the criminal. He has been able to gain knowledge about the dark worlds that the most dangerous of the serial killers frequent. Kerr has been fortunate to come across a few of such criminals, serial killers, and psychopaths. As of today, Michael Kerr resides in a small cottage located near the main road close to Yorkshire Woods. In his spare times, he likes to enjoy photography, witnessing the wildlife, indulging in interesting social activities. And the thing that he enjoys the most is creating new, intriguing characters and placing them in the various situations that he keeps dreaming about. Author Kerr is of the opinion that a good read is made only by believable protagonist. Such a character is the one that the readers care about, and feel that their emotions are getting stirred up because of his or her presence in the story. Kerr looks forward to writing many more interesting stories for his fans all across the globe.

A very popular book of the DI Matt Barnes series written by author Michael Kerr is entitled ‘Lethal Intent’. It was released by the Head Nook publishers in the year 2013. The central characters of this book are shown as Matt Barnes, Ray Preston, Beth Holder, etc. At the start of this book’s story, it is shown that Matt Barnes recovers from the serious injuries that he had sustained on his previous mission and is now hoping to take his relationship with Dr. Beth Holder a step forward. Beth specializes in criminal psychology and she brings a new case to Matt Barnes that involves a homicidal sociopath. Beth and Matt learn about the abduction of the 13 year old daughter of the DS Ray Preston. They begin to reach out to all of their resources to look for the unknown kidnapper. The reason behind the kidnapping is suspected to be a grudge held by the kidnapper against Preston. Later, it is discovered that the abductor has an agenda of his. He wants to avenge a justice travesty perceived by him. The lethal intent of the perpetrator is to physically and psychologically destroy the ones that he believes are guilty for his loss. No matter how hard Matt Barnes, his team, and Beth Holder try to catch the sociopath, he always seems to be a step ahead of them. In this ultimate game, the sociopath turns into a nightmare for the police. Matt feels that the culprit is a different kind of criminal. He seems to enjoy the game of cat and mouse, and likes to face them instead of running away from them. Beth Holder and Matt Barnes continue their search for the killer and soon realize that he is trying to hunt them down instead of the other way round. If they do not stop this psychopath killer in time, many more people are going to turn up dead.

Another well written novel of this thriller series is called ‘A Need to Kill’. The Head Nook publication released this book too in 2014. Kerr has depicted the main characters in the book’s story as Marsha Freeman, Trudi Jameson, Beth Holder, Matt Barnes, and several other. At the beginning of the story of the book, it is depicted that Marsha Freeman’s dead body is found in a lock-up in Putney. A former model, Marsha is known by her professional name Trudi Jameson. The investigators find that Marsha was beaten brutally, burned many times with cigarettes, and then strangled to death. Lately, Marsha had turned into a high class prostitute and was involved in providing her services to rich clients, including famous celebrities, captains, and politicians. What the investigators are not able to understand is why the killer tore away 3 pages from Marsha’s address book? As the murder of Marsha Freeman had the same modus operandi as a previous case handled by the Serious Crime Unit, her case is also handed over to them. The common link between the two cases is that both victims were redheads and prostitutes. Matt starts working on this case and hardly finds any time to spend with Beth Holder. Because of this, their relationship as lovers begins to get strained. Beth looks worried about Matt’s fanatical dedication towards his work alone and so she takes some time off while visiting New York for seminar to think about her relationship with Barnes. On the other hand, Matt starts interviewing Marsha’s clients through her address book and tries to narrow down the killer with each clue that he finds. Matt is sure that the killer will strike again and he is all set to catch him when he attempts to do so.

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