Katie Maguire is one of Ireland's best detectives.
So why can't she catch these killers?
In a secluded cove just outside the reaches of the city of Cork, a woman wakes up into a nightmare. She is buried in the sand, unable to escape. The gulls wheel silently overhead. Nobody could imagine the cruelty of her fate...
Katie Maguire of the Cork Garda is soon on the trail of a terrifying gang of torturers calling themselves the High Kings of Erin. She'll do anything to stop them before they can claim their next victim – but somehow they are always one step ahead.
Is Detective Katie Maguire losing her touch? Or is somebody close to her less trustworthy than they seem?
Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
24 Sep 2015 * 464pp * £7.99 * 9781781856826
'One of Britain's finest horror writers, Edinburgh-born Masterton has turned himself into one of this country's most exciting crime novelists. In the past four years he has established the engaging character of Irish Detective Superintendent Katie Maguire in a series of three fine crime novels'
Daily Mail/Scottish Daily Mail
'One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time'
'Combining Masterton's two skills: crime and horror, this is further proof that career changes can be successful'
The Good Book Guide
Graham Masterton is best known as a writer of horror and thrillers, but his career as an author spans many genres, including historical epics and sex advice books. His first horror novel, The Manitou, became a bestseller and was made into a film starring Tony Curtis. In 2019, Graham was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Horror Writers Association. He is also the author of the Katie Maguire series of crime thrillers, which have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide.