John Matthews was 26 when his first novel was published. His books span genres of crime, action, mystery and legal-thriller, though he has also penned two screenplays and a YA novel.
His books have been translated into 12 languages with total sales over a million, with his biggest seller, Past Imperfect, included in a top ten all-time best legal thrillers list in The Times. He was one of only two British authors in the list.
You can find out more about John at his website.
Letters From a Murderer by John Matthews
New York, 1891. A new breed of cop for a new breed of killer…
One genius criminal profiler. One ruthless, streetwise cop. Both will need all their wits to capture the most notorious killer of all time.
New York, 1891. A prostitute is found brutally murdered. The victim bears the same hallmarks as a notorious recent killing spree in England.
Could it be that killer has crossed the Atlantic to fresh killing grounds? Or is this simply a copycat murder? Fear spreads through a city already rife with cut-throat gangs, corruption and vice.
Aristocratic English pathologist, Finley Jameson, is teamed up with Joseph Argenti, a streetwise New York cop, to solve the case. But as the body-count rises and the killer taunts his pursuers in open letters, Jameson & Argenti find themselves fighting not just to prevent yet more victims, but also to save the city’s very soul.
The first in a series of hard-boiled New York Victorian mysteries, featuring Finley Jameson & Joseph Argenti.
If Arthur Conan Doyle had been asked to write a sequel to Gangs of New York, then this would be it.