‘Apostle Rising’ by Richard Godwin
Detective Chief Inspector Frank Castle never caught the Woodlands Killer and it almost destroyed him. Now years later, mauled by the press, and traumatized by nightmares, he is faced with a copycat killer with detailed inside knowledge of the original case.
He and his partner DI Jacki Stone enter a deadly labyrinth, and at its centre is the man Castle believes was responsible for the first killings. He’s running a sinister cult and playing dark mind games with the police. The investigation has a shattering effect on the lives of Castle and Stone. The killer is crucifying politicians, and he keeps raising the stakes and slipping through their hands. Dark coded ritualistic killings are being carried out on high profile figures and the body count is rising. Castle employs a brilliant psychologist to help him solve the case, and he begins to dig into the killer’s psyche. But some psychopaths are cleverer than others.
About the author
Richard Godwin is a crime and horror writer as well as a produced playwright. He was born in London and obtained a BA and MA in English and American Literature from King’s College London. He has traveled the world extensively and lectured and worked in property.
Many of his stories have appeared in magazines. His works in print include ‘Chemical’, published in the Anthology ‘Back In 5 Minutes’, released by Little Episodes Publishing (2010), and ‘Doll’, published in ‘Howl: Tales Of The Feral And Infernal’, Lame Goat Press (2010).
His Chin Wags At The Slaughterhouse are interviews he has conducted with writers and can be found at the blog on his website here http://richardgodwin.net/ where you can also find a full list of his works. ‘Apostle Rising’ is his first crime novel.