Welcome to the website of best-selling Derby author Steven Dunne.
Steven’s new DI Damen Brook thriller, Death Do Us Part, is now out on kindle and paperback and is receiving rave reviews and currently has a 4.9 star average. Reviewer Jay T called it a, “remarkable and unforgettable tale.” See Amazon
In the sixth book of the series, Brook is on a rare period of leave and determined to make the most of it by re-connecting with his daughter Terri. But with her heavy drinking proving a challenge, Brook takes the opportunity to visit a local murder scene where an elderly couple have both been shot through the heart.
Brook believes that he can catch the ruthless killer, but, already distracted by Terri’s problems, is he about to make a fatal mistake and lead the killer right to his own door?
This much anticipated follow-up to A Killing Moon was launched at Waterstones in Nottingham on April 30th. Below is the link to film of the event where Steven reads the opening chapter and talks about self-publishing his first novel.
A Killing Moon is still available in all good bookshops and online retailers, including Amazon. A mesmerising novel, A Killing Moon, sees DI Brook confronted with kidnap, torture and murder in an intricately plotted crime thriller.
To date, the book has a 4.8 star average and a host of fantastic reviews on Amazon.
You can enjoy A Killing Moon even if you haven’t read the previous Brook novels – although, of course, we’d love you to read them all! The novel has also been shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award and response from reviewers and readers alike has been fantastic.
Here’s what book reviewer Liz Wilkins had to say: ‘So a 5th outing for DI Damen Brook then, one of my favourite literary detectives and this one packed a hell of a punch – straight into the action, no time to breathe and off we went.’
Helen Boyce said, “As with all of the DI Damen Brook books, A Killing Moon could be read as a stand alone but you would be depriving yourself of the pleasure of reading the first four brilliant stories and knowing more about what makes Brook and his team tick – so treat yourself and read all five in order
An absolute unreserved 5 stars – such a clever, clever book – Just read it!!”
Lynda Deutrom said, “Wow, wow and wow! There really is not much else to say.
Having read the four previous instalments in the Damen Brook series it is fair to say that I was already looking forward to this release.”
Sandra Foy said, “This is a fantastic read, it starts off at a pace and is relentless throughout. If you like your thrillers dark and deep you’ll love this. I have no idea how this author is not more widely known, on this showing he is right up there with Jo Nesbo and Stuart MacBride.”
Over on Amazon, the overwhelming majority of readers gave the fourth book in the series, The Unquiet Grave, glowing reviews. Here’s a selection:
This really is high-end crime writing, excellently constructed and throwing enough red herrings around to both challenge and thrill the reader.
The Unquiet Grave’ has all the required ingredients of a great crime thriller. It’s gritty, exciting, has lots of twists and turns and some very shocking revelations indeed. It really kept me guessing and the result wasn’t what I expected. I can tell that Steven Dunne has given lots of thought to this book. I recommend it to fans of crime fiction.
Remarkable book well worth avoiding life, eating and sleeping to finish. Be prepared for late nights as you won’t want to put it down! One of those books you don’t want to finish so that it’s not over. When you get to the last page you want more. Lucky those of you who have the back catalogue to catch up with and for those of us up to date we are left to nag the author on Facebook to write faster!
It’s dark, gritty, chilling and the crimes committed are some of the darkest you can imagine.
What I like most was the twist and turns throughout the book, some I was left reeling with shock. They quite literally caught you off guard, signs of a writer who knows exactly what he is doing.
This is an author I will certainly be looking out for in the Future. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to be kept up all night and chilled to the bone.