Serpent's Tail

Books published by Serpent's Tail

Heaven My Home

Texas Ranger Darren Matthews is sent to Caddo Lake where a nine-year-old boy is missing, the son of an imprisoned white supremacist.

Reviewed on 14 March 2020 by Chris Roberts

This Dark Little Place

Daniel, Victoria, Ruby. Three disturbed people, two toxic relationships, one murder.

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Bad Blood

Joshua Fleischer awoke in a hotel room with a murdered woman. Now, 40 years later, he needs psychiatrist James Cobb to help him find out what happened.

Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor


While investigating a missing girl, journalist Eddie Dunford stumbles into a sordid conspiracy involving local officials and police.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by John Cleal

The Price You Pay

When Jack Price asks around about the murder of a near neighbour he gets a very serious beating. Jack’s thirst for recompense knows no bounds.

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by Chris Roberts

Bluebird, Bluebird

Texas Ranger Darren Mathews is suspended from duty but makes his own way to a small East Texas town where a double murder shows signs of being racially inspired.

Reviewed on 25 November 2017 by Chris Roberts

Gun Street Girl

Inspector Sean Duffy, one of few Catholic officers in the Royal Ulster Constabulary, is called to a double murder, tagged a family dispute but with several indications of a professional hit.

Reviewed on 23 May 2015 by Chris Roberts

The Sun is God

Ex-military foot policeman Will Prior exiles himself to a 1906 German Pacific Colony, and is asked to investigate a death on an island where a group of sun-worshippers pursue an unconventional lifestyle.

Reviewed on 07 March 2015 by Chris Roberts

No Regrets, Coyote

Wylie ‘Coyote’ Melville is called in as a consultant to the scene of an apparent double death, but his doubts lead him into trouble with the local police.

Reviewed on 26 July 2014 by Chris Roberts