Bill Kitson


"There's a fresh set of footprints in the dark rich earth of the crime thriller genre.  They belong to Bill Kitson.  Who knows where they might lead?"

                                                                                                                                                      Jenny Drewery, Scarborough Evening News.

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Released 30th August 2009

When two skeletons are discovered in Lamentation Tarn, talented detective Mike Nash and his team have little evidence with which to work, until a surprising discovery prompts them to contact law enforcement agencies in Eastern Europe. A joint taskforce is formed to uncover a criminal network involved in prostitution, drugs and human trafficking, but Nash's preoccupation with internal politics, as well as with an attractive Russian detective, proves to be a distraction.

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Released 31st March 2011 - Now available in eBook

When you take an ordinary man and train him to kill, he becomes dangerous. When his mind is clouded by drugs, he becomes unstable. When he loses everything he loves, he becomes a lethal killing machine.

Available in Large Print

Released 31st May 2010

Everyone knew Gary Vickers was guilty - the evidence was overwhelming. Convicted of the rape and murder of his lover’s daughter, he is now due for release from prison. Against all advice, he insists on returning to Helmsdale, where it falls upon Mike Nash to protect him. But Nash has other, more pressing worries…

With extremist politicians fanning racial hatred and provoking attacks on migrant workers, Nash has to prevent an explosive situation from boiling over into civil unrest.

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ISBN: 978-0-7090-9049-6

Released 29th January 2010

How do you solve a crime when there's no evidence one has been committed? When Sarah Kelly fails to return from a night out, DI Mike Nash can only speculate, until a chance remark causes him to look deeper into other cases; girls who have vanished without trace. Nash spots chilling similarities: no bodies, no witnesses, all disappearances explained away.

ISBN: 978-0-7090-8966-7

ISBN: 978-0-7090-8849-3         

The Mike Nash series is written with a Sheaffer Classic Fountain Pen. 

* Nominated for The John Creasey New Blood Dagger 2010 *

This title is now available in large print

Chosen is available in eBook format from January 2012

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** This title is now available in large print **

* News-flash - Altered Egos nominated for the 2011 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger *

Now available in eBook and in Large Print

What is the secret of the forester living a hermit-like existence in the remotest part of the Wingate Estate? Is he a callous murderer? Is he now taking a terrible revenge on those who wronged him? Or, does the truth lie elsewhere?

A ruthless killer is on the rampage, one with a distinctive trademark. With resources decimated by a flu epidemic, Mike Nash is forced to use unorthodox tactics to expose a web of corruption and deceit spanning the years.

ISBN: 978-0-7090-9316-9

ISBN: 978-0-7090-9207-0

Please find a list of my books below. Click on a cover (or an image) to find more information and press reviews for individual titles. To discover more about the main characters in the series, click on Mike Nash's name in the synopses, or follow this link.

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Now available in eBook and in Large Print - Paper back will be available from December 2013

Alone in an isolated cottage, a young housewife awaits the arrival of her sister, Jo. Outside, as storms lash the country, Dr Johana Grey struggles to reach the house, but when she does, she finds it deserted, in darkness.

With Mike Nash on leave, DS Mironova leads the investigation. The woman’s husband cannot be accounted for. Is he responsible, or has she been abducted by the sadistic serial killer nicknamed  the Cremator?

ISBN: 978-0-7090-9816-4

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Available in Paperback and Kindle eBook.

Two DI Mike Nash short stories

Snow Angel: When criminal gangs set up in North Yorkshire they reckon without the fate, the weather and DI Mike Nash

False Witness: Women can feel safe knowing that the Woodland Strangler is behind bars. When he escapes Nash has to recapture him before more women die. But as the hunt continues, Nash finds more questions than answers.

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Twenty-five years ago, a consignment of illicit diamonds en route to London vanished, together with their couriers. Within months, East End gangster, Max Perry, was murdered after suffering horrific torture. Accused of killing a rival, Max’s nephew, Ray, was sentenced to life. On his release, Ray heads for Helmsdale but becomes the victim of a hit-and-run. Mike Nash and his team determine it was no accident. Following the murder of a garage mechanic, Nash discovers a link to an unidentified skeleton found years ago in Helmsdale woodland. How do crimes committed long ago in London connect to the current violence in Helmsdale?

The body count rises as the detectives struggle to keep pace with those who would prefer the truth remains Buried in the Past.

ISBN: 9780-7198-1230-9

Dean Wilson knows any relationship with Naomi Macaulay is doomed. Her family are Wilson Macaulay Industries, founders of Bishopton Investment Group. His sister, Linda, was the Group's financial director until she vanished four years ago, around the same time as millions of pounds of investors' money disappeared, and the Group collapsed amidst claims of fraud and embezzlement. When Dean is charged with assault, DI Mike Nash's enquiries cause him to reopen the fraud case. Events quickly begin to escalate, and soon Nash has several murder investigations on his hands. Meanwhile Helmsdale police are being swamped with complaints about email scams. Nash needs help - computer analyst, Tina Silver, is brought in to help examine the software. Connections to executives of Wilson Macaulay Industries begin to emerge. With the body count rising and forensic resources stretched, Nash realizes he may be dealing with fraud of larger proportions than he ever could have imagined. Can Nash and his team solve the case before any more lives are taken and the security risks bring down the whole company? After an independent auditor vanishes, Nash and his colleagues must determine who is guilty, who is innocent, who is dead and who is gone.

ISBN: 9781-7837-5498-4

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While visiting Madrid on a stag weekend, DI Mike Nash foils an attack on a young Spanish landscape painter. He returns home, puzzled by the fact there seems to be no motive behind the assault – unless it is connected to the recent murder of the girl’s father.

After surviving two further attempts on her life the artist flees to England where she seeks shelter with Nash. As he attempts to uncover the truth behind the attacks and her mysterious past, Nash confronts a web of evil that is more potent now than in previous years – and as he unravels the mystery he is faced with a crime more sinister and horrible than he has ever encountered before.

ISBN: 9781-9794-9290-4

 With DI Mike Nash away on compassionate leave, DS Clara Mironova and the Helmsdale team are faced with a sudden and dramatic increase in crime. Minor offences ranging from theft, shoplifting, and poaching, pale into significance when a violent turf war breaks out between rival gangs of drugs suppliers.

Within weeks the detectives have to cope with three murders, including the shooting of a police officer. As they struggle to investigate the killings, a batch of deliberately contaminated heroin hits the streets, resulting in the deaths of three addicts and causing panic in the media.

The breathless speed of events puts the entire region on high alert. The detectives must capture the drug barons, break up their supply networks, solve the murders – and thwart the criminal mastermind before he can realize his ultimate ambition.

ISBN-13: 978-1719042291

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Running Scared. eBook and paperback out now. Click on image.