© 2014 Claire Stibbe, All Rights Reserved
Crime & Thriller Author
Originally from England, Claire found a second home in New Mexico, USA. Her genres include Historical Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Mystery and Suspense.
The 9th Hour, the first in the Detective Temeke Series is available on Amazon.com and all other major bookstores.
When the ninth young girl falls into the clutches of a serial killer, maverick detective, David Temeke, faces a race against time to save her life.
A haunted Albuquerque detective, who goes against the stereotyped cop is on the hunt for a very rare prey; a serial killer who has a worrying obsession with the number 9. The 9th Hour describes a very intricate case of disappearing girls in the Albuquerque area, headless corpses they cannot explain. So imagine what it would be like to have Ted Bundy in your home town. Out of ideas? Detective Temeke isn't.
Night Eyes, the second in the Detective Temeke series set in Albuquerque, New Mexico is also available on Amazon.com and all other major book stores. The third book in the series will be released in July 2016.
All of these books explore how even in the darkness of criminal depravity the light of faith is never entirely extinguished.
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An electrifying new edition to the Stibbe arsenal, Night Eyes confronts the relationship between husband and wife, father and son, detective and villain. Temeke comes to understand that he is dealing with a perpetrator who will put him to the test, both professionally and personally and, at the same time, battle the darkest demons in himself. Not since Marklund's Annika Bengtzon series, has there been a novel with as much insight into spiritual warfare. Fast-moving, riveting reading which ranks with the best thrillers out there. John Gibson ~ Noble Lizard Publishing.
Skillful, intelligent plotting and masterful writing. This is an author to follow and a book you simply must read. ~ B.A. Morton, Author of Bedlam and Twisted
The third book in the series, PAST RITES, will be released July, 2016.
THE 9TH HOUR set in colorful New Mexico, successfully combines the intense investigation to find a serial killer before he strikes again with the inner workings of the killer’s mind. Into this mix comes a British born detective of African descent and a killer obsessed with Nordic mythology. Stibbe’s ability to bring these diverse elements together shows skilled writing. Her ability to do this effectively, holding the attention of the reader shows real talent.
Detective David Temeke brings a passion to his investigation that is softened by his sense of humor. Teamed with Malin Santiago whose mother was Norwegian and who speaks the language, Temeke has personal issues that crop up during the investigation. Malin has a somewhat dark past herself and struggles with demons of her own. While giving the characters an added dimension, Stibbe manages to keep these side stories from interfering with the plot; finding the serial killer before he claims another victim.
Providing insight into the workings of the police department investigating the crimes, Stibbe builds a tight story with characters that evoke emotions from sympathy to downright disgust.
The character that elicits the most sympathy is Darryl Williams, a distraught father dealing with the worst tragedy a parent can face, the murder of a child. As Williams deals with his loss and the difficulty of raising his remaining daughter’s, the reader is drawn along, sharing his pain.
The story moves forward smoothly, the tension grows, and just when you think everything is about to be resolved, bang; along comes another dark surprise. I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a fast paced and dark detective story. I also look forward to more investigations with Detective Temeke and hopefully his partner Malin Santiago.
Elizabeth Horton-Newton, Author of Riddle
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