Probably Dead

A Detective Brook Deelman Mystery

by Ed Church

Ex-London copper Mick Morley has spent nearly three decades searching for his missing daughter. Now the South African bar that was his ‘fresh start’ is being robbed at gunpoint… How’s your luck, Mick?

But what if someone else is in the bar that night? A Met detective on a career break – name of Brook Deelman. Well, then maybe that changes the odds.

Maybe that could change everything.

Ahead of Brook, a missing person case from the last days of ‘old school’ policing – an age of bloody riots, swinging batons and undercover sources. Those wishing the truth to stay buried will use the full force of the law to keep it that way… Or even just plain force.

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. ‘Probably Dead’ is his second 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.