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Paul Finch Books In Order

Publication Order of DS Heckenburg Books

Stalkers (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sacrifice (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Killing Club (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Man Walking (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hunted (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Wanted Man (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ashes to Ashes (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dark Winter Tales Books

Children Don't Play Here Anymore (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Winter Tales (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God's Fist (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hag Fold (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Incident at North Shore (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Those They Left Behind (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tok (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What's Behind You (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lucy Clayburn Books

Strangers (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

The Shadows Beneath (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After Shocks (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Extremist and Other Tales of Conflict (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walkers in the Dark (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Monster Is Not Enough (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Medi-Evil 1 (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Medi-Evil 2 (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Medi-Evil 3 (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Rattles (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enemies at the Door (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perfect Murder (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Read Alone (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In a Deep, Dark December (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cape Wrath and The Hellion (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Major Craddock Investigates (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Chase (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Paul Finch is a two-time British Fantasy Award Winner that has written and published roughly three hundred stories during his lifetime. Before he wrote novels, Paul Finch was first, a cop and then a journalist.

He also spent a long time in the entertainment business producing Crime Dramas like ‘The Bill’ before finally finding his writing voice.

+Biography

Paul Finch was born in Wigan in the United Kingdom and, for the longest time, he stayed there. Paul never really had a focus when he was young. This is why he left home to get his history degree from Goldsmiths College (London University) and then returned north to become part of the Greater Manchester Police.

One doesn’t become a police officer on a whim. However, Paul Finch didn’t stay long and soon cast his police uniform aside in order to don his journalism hat. The author had the opportunity to work with a number of newspapers, this including the Lancashire Evening Post and the Wigan Observer.

+Literary Career

Writing fiction wasn’t in Paul Finch’s plans, and he only began to consider that route after growing fatigued with the unstable nature of his employment situation. 1998 was a particularly important year for Paul because he was made redundant twice during that twelve-month period.

The ordeal was all that Paul needed to quit journalism in favor of writing full-time. At this point, the author wasn’t looking to write novels. Rather, he had already racked up some experience writing scripts for ‘The Bill’, a Police Drama on ITV. That was back when Paul was in the thick of things as a journalist.

It only made sense for him to fall back on those connections and to find a place in the entertainment business. The route he had chosen to take turned out to be a very difficult one, and Paul doesn’t believe that he would have made it if his wife Cathy wasn’t doing such an amazing job of supporting him.

Interestingly enough, writing wasn’t as arbitrary for Paul Finch as some people might think. It wasn’t like he quit journalism and simply landed on writing as the first random career he wanted to pursue.

Rather, the idea had been rattling around in Paul’s head ever since he was a child, primarily as a result of his late father who was a writer and had inspired Paul to dabble in the activity.

In fact, when Paul left the police and found that he was adrift, without a career to latch onto, he only went into journalism because it would allow him to get some writing done. Of course, he soon found that he even though he had a lot of stories from his police days to tell, journalism wasn’t going to give him the platform to express himself.

Because his father had often encouraged him to re-imagine his police experiences as crime dramas, providing scripts for ‘The Bill’ came naturally to Paul Finch. Though, Paul has admitted that his work on ‘The Bill’ wasn’t truly rewarding because of the restrictions he had to deal with.

Paul wasn’t satisfied that he was a writer until he wrote his own police screenplay, crafting his own setting, characters and plots from scratch. ‘Knock Off Job’ was supposed to kick Paul’s writing career into gear.

It took a few interactions with actual professionals for Paul to realize just how much of an amateur he was. However, the people he had submitted his screenplay to were more than happy to bring him aboard other projects and to coach him on the way screenplays for British shows had to be produced.

Paul’s passion for writing by that time was such that, even as he was mastering the art of screenwriting, the author was also busy submitting short horror stories to American Magazines and contributing to anthologies.

It took a lot of work but Paul Finch was eventually able to support himself with just his writing. Paul still proudly remembers the day he realized that he was a professional author. And from that point on, he never looked back, eventually producing his first novel in ‘Cape Wrath’.

Paul initially thought he had a short story on his hands. But then the concept kept growing and new characters kept blossoming. Before Paul knew what was happening, he had written tens of thousands of words, and his fingers were itching to keep writing.

The book was purchased by a publisher the moment Paul finished it and it became a financial success.

According to critics, Paul Finch’s strongest aspect is his cinematic style. The author describes scenes as though his audience was watching a movie instead of reading a book. Paul Finch’s books are also typically driven by dialogue. Paul admits that his days as a screenwriter have fundamentally affected the way he writes.

+Stalkers

Mark Heckenberg is a detective with a difficult case on his hands. Thirty eight perfectly happy and successful women vanished without a trace and there seem to be no clues to explain their disappearance.

With her sister missing, Lauren Wraxford has every reason to want the case solved, which is why she seeks out the help of Detective Sergeant Mark. As they begin to ruffle feathers, Mark and Laurel encounter the ‘Nice Guys’ Club. As far as Mark can tell, the club is a gang with such a reputation that everyone refuses to discuss their business, except for the fact that they have the ability to deliver on any request for those that can afford to pay the price.

‘Stalkers’ introduces readers to Detective Mark of the National Crime Squad. Mark has a difficult case to solve, one that will force him to go off the reservation to find answers because his bosses refuse to see the clues connecting a string of missing women.

+The Chase

The Chase tells the story of a woman by the names of Alexandra whose life changes for the worse when she sees a traffic cop get shot to death. Alexandra is forced to flee even as the murderer turns his sights on her.

It takes every ounce of strength Alexandra can muster to stay ahead of her pursuer, her ordeal leading her on a harrowing journey through the woods that ends when she stumbles upon the unexpected.

Because this story is so short, it wastes no time and immediately jumps into the thick of things.

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