Jean Chapman began her writing career as a freelance journalist before going on to write fiction. Her books have been shortlisted for both the Scottish Book Trust Award and the RNA Major Award, and she is the three-time President of the Leicester Writer’s Club. Her previous books include Both Sides of the Fence and A Watery Grave, both published by Robert Hale.
Deadly Serious by Jean Chapman
When Jim Maddern – well-respected police sergeant and pillar of the local community – begins to act completely out of character, ex-Met officer John Cannon is concerned.
As Cannon tries to find out what has got Maddern so spooked, he discovers that death threats have been sent to Maddern and his family via the local paper after Maddern stumbled on the paperboy’s criminal lineage.
Troublemakers for decades, each generation of this family has climbed the ladder of serious crime. Their intervention after a massive gold bullion raid by another gang has resulted in years of retribution on the streets of London.
But it is on Lincolnshire’s waterways, in the woods, the villages and above all in Cannon’s own public-house, that the gangland rivalries, revenge and retribution will reach their bitter end….