William Hussey is the award-winning author of over a dozen novels, including the Crime Fest award-nominated Hideous Beauty and The Outrage. Killing Jericho is the gothic, helter-skelter thriller debut introducing crime fiction’s first-ever Traveller detective, Scott Jericho.
Pop along to Waterstones Chelmsford where William will be signing copies of his book from 12 – 12.45pm. He will then visit HM Prison Chelmsford Library for an author talk (closed event). In partnership with Essex Libraries. Author events at the prison provide a platform for prisoners to connect with the outside world.
About the book – Killing Jericho
The gothic, helter-skelter thriller debut introduces crime fiction’s first-ever Traveller detective, Scott Jericho.
Scott Jericho thought he’d worked his last case. Fresh out of jail, the disgraced former detective is forced to seek refuge with the fairground family he once rejected. Then a series of bizarre murders comes to light – deaths that echo a century-old fairground legend. The police can’t connect the victims. But Jericho knows how the legend goes; that more murders are certain to follow.
As Jericho unpicks the deadly mystery, a terrifying question haunts him. As a direct descendant of one of the victims in the legend, is Jericho next on the killer’s list?
‘Darkly original, suspenseful, and haunting. From the gothic undertones to the fresh protagonist and ratcheting tension, Killing Jericho is a first-class thriller’ – Chris Whitaker
‘Crime fiction is crying out for more diversity, and in Scott Jericho, we have been gifted a blisteringly new brand of hero’ – Sarah Hilary
‘Dark, exciting, furiously paced and full of twists, Killing Jericho sets the stage for a unique detective’ – Alex Smith
About the author
Set to be the first in a series which will follow the lives, loves and scandals of the Lassiter and Treadwell families, William Hussey is the award-winning author of over a dozen novels, including the Crime Fest award-nominated Hideous Beauty and The Outrage.
Born the son of a travelling showman, he has spent a lifetime absorbing the history, folklore and culture of fairground people, knowledge he has now put to work in his Scott Jericho thrillers.
William lives in the seaside town of Skegness with his faithful dog Bucky and a vivid imagination.