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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Author photograph taken by J.Brian Beadle

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

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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Thirsk, YO7 1ET. Tel: 01845 524353 info@whiterosebooks.com

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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.

Out now and available in paperback and eBook. Click on image.

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.

 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.

Out now

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

DETECTIVE MIKE NASH IS GOING TO HAVE A VERY UNMERRY CHRISTMAS.

In an ordinary terraced house, a family die. Poisoned by carbon monoxide.
Then comes a suspicious house fire, with more bodies at the charred scene.
A drug addict is murdered in the most bizarre medieval manner.
And a scientist’s daughter disappears.

THERE’S A KILLER ON THE LOOSE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.

DI Mike Nash follows the leads of these disparate crimes. One very dangerous person seems intent on revenge.

CAN HE STOP A SERIAL KILLER BEFORE ANYONE ELSE PAYS THE ULTIMATE PRICE?

A BREATH-TAKING CRIME THRILLER PERFECT FOR FANS OF IAN RANKIN, JD KIRK, DS BUTLER or PETER ROBINSON.

Gary Vickers killed his lover's daughter. There was overwhelming evidence of his guilt. He is now due for release from prison.

Against all advice, he insists on returning to Helmsdale, where Detective Mike Nash must 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.

SHOULD YOU PROTECT SOMEONE CONVICTED OF AN UNSPEAKABLE CRIME?

Nash's small team of detectives has little time to spare for convicted murderer Vickers.

But as Nash becomes acquainted with the facts, doubts start to grow about Vickers' conviction.

Proving him innocent will be difficult enough . . . but keeping him alive until they find the truth may well be impossible.

A BREATH-TAKING CRIME THRILLER PERFECT FOR FANS OF IAN RANKIN, JD KIRK, DS BUTLER or PETER ROBINSON.

HOW DO YOU SOLVE A CRIME WHEN THERE'S NO EVIDENCE ONE HAS BEEN COMMITTED?

Sarah Kelly goes for a night out at a club. She leaves around 2 a.m. No one sees her again.

Detective Mike Nash has nothing to go on, until a chance remark causes him to look deeper into other cases. Young women who have vanished without trace.


Nash spots chilling similarities:


NO BODIES, NO WITNESSES, ALL DISAPPEARANCES EXPLAINED AWAY.
He needs to find a solution and fast as two more women vanish, making it personal and potentially fatal. Both for Nash and for the women who have disappeared.


CAN NASH STOP A VERY PECULIAR SERIAL KILLER? DISCOVER A FRANTIC, BREATHTAKING PAGE-TURNER OF A MYSTERY.

A CRIME THRILLER PERFECT FOR FANS OF IAN RANKIN, JD KIRK, DS BUTLER or PETER ROBINSON.


BONES IN THE WATER

Two skeletons are discovered in Lamentation Tarn, a mountain lake.
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 GRIPPING, FAST-PACED, MYSTERY WITH SOME STUNNING TWISTS.

A joint task force 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.

A BREATH-TAKING CRIME THRILLER PERFECT FOR FANS OF IAN RANKIN, JD KIRK, DS BUTLER or PETER ROBINSON.


Finally, a young victim escapes the gang's clutches, providing Nash with much needed evidence. A search of the neighboring tarn yields evidence of even more heinous crimes.

Who else will die before the criminals are brought to bitter justice?

Detective Mike Nash thought that moving back to Yorkshire from London would give him a quieter life. Little did he know . . .


PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “DEPTH OF DESPAIR”

Detective Mike Nash thought that moving back to Yorkshire from London would give him a quieter life. Little did he know . . .


PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “CHOSEN”

Detective Mike Nash thought that moving back to Yorkshire from London would give him a quieter life. Little did he know . . .


PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “MINDS THAT HATE”

Detective Mike Nash thought that moving back to Yorkshire from London would give him a quieter life. Little did he know . . .


PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “ALTERED EGOS”

ALONE IN A COTTAGE
A STORM COMING IN
A SERIAL KILLER ON THE LOOSE Slash Killer


Alone in an isolated Yorkshire cottage, Vanda Dawson waits for her sister Jo to come keep her company. Her husband Brian is away on holiday. Outside, as storms lash the country, Jo struggles to reach the house. But she finds it deserted and in darkness.


With Mike Nash on leave, Detective Sergeant Clara Mironova leads the investigation.


The missing woman’s husband is also unaccounted for. Is he responsible, or has she been abducted by the sadistic serial killer nicknamed The Cremator? A serial killer who tortures and burns his victims alive.


Before Nash's return, a security van disappears along with its two-man crew. Further violent crimes are reported and it becomes apparent that nothing is as it seems and no one is quite what they appear to be.


A BREATH-TAKING CRIME THRILLER PERFECT FOR FANS OF IAN RANKIN, JD KIRK, DS BUTLER or PETER ROBINSON.

Detective Mike Nash thought that moving back to Yorkshire from London would give him a quieter life. Little did he know . . .


PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “IDENTITY CRISIS”

Detective Mike Nash thought that moving back to Yorkshire from London would give him a quieter life. Little did he know . . .


PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “BACK-SLASH”


“Don't read it on a bus, you'll miss your stop.” Scarborough Evening News


A KILLER WHO SLASHES WOMEN’S THROATS.
A FORESTER TRYING TO PUT HIS PAST BEHIND HIM.

Andrew Myers was wrongly convicted of killing his wife by slashing her throat. Finally freed, but not exonerated, he just wants a quiet life far from where the tragedy happened. He goes to work as a forester on an isolated estate in Yorkshire.

BUT THEN A KILLER WITH THE SAME TRADEMARK STARTS CLAIMING NEW VICTIMS, AND IN THE SAME AREA WHERE ANDREW HAS MOVED.

DIAMONDS, REVENGE, AND MURDER, REVEAL BURIED PASSIONS

1986: A consignment of illicit diamonds en route to London vanishes, along with the couriers. It isn't long before East End gangster Max Perry is found dead, having suffered horrific torture.

Present Day: Max's nephew, Ray, was sentenced to life in prison for taking his revenge. He is released after twenty-five years and heads for Helmsdale.


A NAIL-BITING CRIME MYSTERY WITH A HUGE TWIST

But before he can get there, Ray is the victim of a hit-and-run. DI Mike Nash is convinced it was no accident. Then a garage mechanic is found tied up and bludgeoned to death.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 wave of violence? As the body count rises, the detectives struggle to keep pace with those who would prefer the truth to remain dead and buried.



A CRIME THRILLER PERFECT FOR FANS OF IAN RANKIN, JD KIRK, DS BUTLER or PETER ROBINSON.

FRAUD, MURDER AND MAYHEM
Dean Wilson’s sister Linda vanished four years ago, around the same time as millions of pounds of investors' money disappeared from the company she worked for. IS SHE DEAD AND GONE?

Then Dean is charged with assault in a nightclub and Detective Mike Nash's enquiries cause him to reopen the fraud case. Dean is in love with a woman whose family were some of the biggest losers from the company’s collapse. 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. 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?

Detective Mike Nash thought that moving back to Yorkshire from London would give him a quieter life. Little did he know . . .

Detective Mike Nash thought that moving back to Yorkshire from London would give him a quieter life. Little did he know . . .


PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “BURIED IN THE PAST”

A BREATH-TAKING CRIME THRILLER PERFECT FOR FANS OF IAN RANKIN, JD KIRK, DS BUTLER or PETER ROBINSON.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT DEAD & GONE
“Another great book with twists and plenty of dead bodies” Una
“Excellent story. Gripping and compelling. Couldn't put it down!” Bruce
“One of the best authors I have come across recently.” Dobby

Andrew has a terrible chainsaw accident while cutting trees. He manages to staunch the bleeding while he drives himself to hospital.


His erratic control of his car attracts a policewoman, Lisa Andrews, to stop and help him. But she soon finds out there is more to him than just a hermit-like forester living in the woods.
Is he a callous murderer? Is he now taking a terrible revenge on those who wronged him? Or, does the truth lie elsewhere?


With resources decimated by a flu epidemic, Detective Mike Nash is forced to use unorthodox tactics to expose a web of corruption and deceit spanning the years.

CAN MIKE NASH STOP A SERIAL KILLER OR HAS HE GOT THE MURDERER IN HIS SIGHTS ALREADY?