A Handful of Ashes

The sequel to the critically-acclaimed THE HOLLOW MEN sees the return of Dr Harry Kent, forensic medical examiner to the Metropolitan Police, in another thrilling tale.

Susan Bayliss became notorious when she blew the whistle on her boss, a heart surgeon at a renowned children’s hospital. She accused him of negligence, operations were stopped and an inquiry launched. In the end she was the one suspended as a troublemaker.

Now Dr Harry Kent has been called out to certify her suicide. Wrists slashed, a last meal of a bottle of wine and a packet of antidepressants, staring out of an open window.

But something about the scene is wrong. Someone held Susan down…

The grieving parents of the children who died demand answers. The hospital is stonewalling. Everyone has secrets – it’s up to Harry and DCI Frankie Noble to find out which were worth killing for.


A HANDFUL OF ASHES is out in the UK and Ireland on March 9th 2017 in hardback and e-book, and can be pre-ordered here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Handful-Ashes-Harry-Kent-thrillers/dp/1473617685