Kill Shot: An Australian Crime Thriller (The Fighting Detective Book 1)

by Blair Denholm

Working his first homicide case since relocating from the United Kingdom, Detective Sergeant Jack Lisbon must prove he’s got what it takes to perform in the heat of tropical Northern Australia.

When a mutilated body washes up on the edge of a mangrove forest, it seems a straight-forward case — death by misadventure. The victim’s wounds are consistent with a frenzied crocodile attack. Detectives quickly discover, however, this is a premediated and brutal murder.

And when a champion athlete disappears, police now face a possible double homicide. The list of suspects grows, but no one in the tight-knit community of Yorkville wants to talk.

Join tough ex-boxer DS Lisbon and his partner Detective Claudia Taylor as they hunt for a killer out of control.

Kill Shot is the first full-length novel in the Fighting Detective mystery thriller series and can be read as a standalone. If you enjoy gritty police procedurals featuring uncompromising, hard-boiled detectives, this series is right up your street.

Praise for Kill Shot:

“With the heat, crocodiles, press speculation, and lack of progress, the pressure is on for a fast resolution. A cracking police procedural and a highly enjoyable read.”

“Head spinning twists and gritty crisp dialogue make Kill Shot a must read for the gruff mystery thriller crowd out there.”

“Readers looking for a real page-turner have found it here.”

“There are some surprising twists and turns along the way, one which I couldn’t even imagine which made this read a sheer delight.”