The books

The Reaper

Cover of The Reaper, by Stephen DunneA damaged detective and a brutal serial killer collide in Steven Dunne’s nail-biting debut.

The novel introduces us to Detective Inspector Damen Brook. A once high-flying detective from London’s Metropolitan Police, Brook has fled to the relative peace of the Peak District in an attempt to put his past behind him.  Continue reading

The Disciple

Cover of The Disciple, by Steven DunneDI Brook thought the nightmare was over – but the Reaper has left behind a horrifying legacy … A nail-shredding thriller for fans of Thomas Harris.

When an accidental drowning is found to be murder, Brook’s past  makes him the prime suspect. A fact made worse when he receives a chilling message urging him to continue the work of the serial killer The Reaper, the deranged vigilante who had previously terrorised the UK. Continue reading


Cover of Deity, by Steven DunneCombining intricate forensics with meticulous detection and the warped psychology of a psychopath, DEITY is a serial killer thriller of the highest order to rival the very best of Mark Billingham, Peter James and Peter Robinson.

When four Derby College students are reported missing, few in Derby CID, least of all DI Damen Brook, pay much attention until a film on the internet is discovered purporting to show the students committing mass suicide.  Continue reading

The Unquiet Grave

Cover of The Unquiet Grave, published July 4, 2013Steven’s latest thriller was published on July 4th, 2013 to critical acclaim.  It was short-listed for the Midlands Book Award 2014, the region’s pre-eminent book awards. – you can order your copy from here.



A Killing Moon

killing moonThe fifth of Steven’s DI Brook novels is due to be published in hardback and as an audio book on May 7th, 2015.  The paperback version will follow later in the year.  Expect another edge-of-your-seat thriller, as Brook is confronted with kidnap and murder.

If you want to receive your copy on the day of publication, you can pre-order A Killing Moon on Amazon.



Death us do partDI Damen 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 when his help is requested.

An elderly couple have each been executed with a single shot to the heart and the method echoes that of a middle-aged gay couple killed the previous month.  Continue reading.


17 thoughts on “The books”

  1. A well written book with an excellent story. BUT You have to read past the excessive swearing in the first few chapters to really begin to enjoy it…..

  2. Steve Dunne said:

    Hi Paul. You’re talking about The Reaper, I think. Thank you for looking beyond the bad language. Sometimes in the quest for realism, an author has to write unpleasant things to present the characters naturalistically. On the plus side, the swearing quotient is much lower in subsequent books. Thank you for your nice comments.

  3. Agnieszka said:

    Hi Steve, I’ve just read The Reaper. It took me only 2 days because I couldn’t put the book down. I must admit that it is one of the best books I’ve ever read. The biggest advantage of this book is the fact that for sure it wasn’t predictable, even if I thought ‘ aha! he is the Reaper’ then there was a white-knucke twist of the action and the mystery was still unsolved and I was truly surprised by the ending.
    Greetings from Poland 🙂

  4. Hi

    Is there a follow up book to The Disciple?

    • Steve Dunne said:

      Hi Andy

      It depends what you mean by follow-up but Deity is the next book in the series although it doesn’t pick up after The Disciple. Thanks for reading my work. I assume you enjoyed The Disciple.

  5. excellent books, well written, better if the person reading before me hasn’t added notation RE geographical errors. It’s just a book!

  6. The only problem is, after discovering your books via my mum getting one from the library and not reading it due to aforementioned language, I picked it up read it and now, you need to write faster! got through all your books in 4 weeks!

  7. Just been introduced to your books and I’m absolutely loving the reaper so far. Im from Belper just outside Derby and it’s making it all far to real for me knowing exactly where everything is and how it looks, sending my imagination into overdrive. The door is definitely locked whilst reading lol can’t wait to read more of your stuff.

    • reapersteven said:

      Thanks for those kind words Justin. Glad you’re enjoying The Reaper. You’ve got some catching up to do. 🙂

  8. I’m searching for some ‘Death Do Us Part’ dates for book signings in 2016 – and all I’ve found is Nottingham. Any more due?

    • reapersteven said:

      There will be a whole slew of signings for the paperback release from the end of August and through September. Hope to see you at one of those.

  9. After an unexpected meeting in Waterstones Bradford, where you convinced me to buy a copy of “The Unquiet Grave”, I must profess, I was somewhat circumspect, but, I thought “Its only £8, and nothing ventured, nothing gained”
    Well .. what a GAIN!! I couldn’t put it down, and now have all (with the exception of “Death us do Part”, which I’m just off to Amazon to buy).
    Now on my “Must buy list”

    and , on a side note, a highly personable chap, easy to speak to on Twitter etc 🙂

    • reapersteven said:

      Hi Neil
      Thank you for those very kind remarks and sorry for the tardy reply. I’m insanely busy at the moment with the release of Brook 6, Death Do Us Part. But so glad you enjoy my work.

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