A Detective Brook Deelman Mystery

by Ed Church

Someone is killing British war veterans. Homicide can’t see anything suspicious. In fact, the only person asking questions is a jaded Met detective with breakfast beers on his mind. Shame for the killer…

You shouldn’t underestimate Brook Deelman.

Standing between Brook and the truth: a police cover-up, a professional hitman, and a dark secret going back to the final throes of WW2. But what exactly happened in those last days at Stalag IV-B? And why is the past catching up with people now?

In a web of loyalty and betrayal, revenge and redemption, an old police saying has never been truer: Assume nothing. The closer Brook Deelman gets to the heart of the conspiracy… the more seismic the twists will become.

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Ed Church is a former Press Association journalist who switched careers, going on to serve ten years with the Metropolitan Police in both uniform and CID. ‘Non-Suspicious’ is his first novel.

Detective Brook Deelman Series

Ed Church

Originally from Birmingham, Ed Church left Edinburgh University in 1999 with an MA in French and Swedish before studying journalism and writing for the Press Association’s International Sport desk. In 2005 he joined the Metropolitan Police, going on to serve 10 years as both a uniformed officer and detective.

Post-police, Ed has written four books in the Brook Deelman series – Non-Suspicious, Probably Dead and Look Down (all published in 2020), and Unauthorised (2021). A fifth is expected in early 2024.