buried slaughter

Hi all,

Delighted to finally be able to report that Buried Slaughter, the sequel to 2013’s popular crime thriller/detective mystery Dying Eyes, is finally available on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks and Google Play (paperback coming soon).

And for one week only, you can save $4 and grab the book for just 99c.

I say “finally” fully aware that yes, Dying Eyes only launched back in November. But both books have been finished a while. Like all twisting, turning mysteries, they took a while to write, so it’s a big deal to finally have both books out there for you to enjoy.

I’ll jump straight to a blurb in a second, but I wanted to let you know right off the bat that if you haven’t read the first book in the Brian McDone crime/mystery series, then now’s the chance: Dying Eyes is also on sale for just 99c for a very limited time only. Grab your copy via the links over here.

Right! Here’s the blurb for Buried Slaughter.

Some secrets are better left undiscovered.

 Two years after the shocking events of the Nicola Watson case, Brian McDone’s life is finally back on track. He’s working in the lower ranks of the police department, but his personal life and mental stability are stronger and more important to him than ever.

 That is until news breaks of a series of brutal, ritualistic murders in the idyllic Lancashire countryside. Seven bodies are found, decapitated, bones stripped of flesh, heads piled on top of one another. The police are clueless. Brian is intrigued. Too intrigued.

 As Brian grows obsessed with the case, he finds himself drawn out of his peaceful life and into the depths of the investigation. More bodies are found in a similar ritualistic fashion. Ancient local folklore of witchcraft and mass murder begins to surface. The case grows more and more curious; more and more dangerous.

 In a race against time, Brian must throw aside his new found happiness and put all he cares about on the line, as he faces a ruthless, cunning and methodical killer.

 The second in the series from bestselling author Ryan Casey, Buried Slaughter is a dark detective mystery with complex characters and a twisting, thrilling plot. If you enjoy Danish TV hits The Killing and The Bridge, you’ll love Buried Slaughter.

And there you have it! Hopefully this sounds intriguing to you. As always, it goes without saying that it’s cram full of my usual traits: complex characters, twisting plot, moral questions. Oh, and a fair bit of swearing and violence, too. If that’s not your cuppa, then neither is this book.

Again, you can purchase Buried Slaughter for 99c (RRP: $4.99) from KindleNookKobo, iBooks and Google Play. It’s great to be able to get this book out in the wild at last, and I can’t wait to continue Brian McDone’s journey even further. Crime/murder mystery stories are so much fun to write, but a lot of hard work, too. More so than the protagonist, you have to get into the mind of your villain, work out how they act/why they act, etcetera. It’s a lot of hard work, but a lot of fun, and I’m really proud of the final product.

Enjoy. More to come in 2014, that’s for sure.