Bio: Nik Charlton started writing at the age of nine. Along the way he served in the Royal Corps of Transport wing of British Armed Forces for a decade with deployments to Borneo, Aden and a UN stint in Cyprus, before retiring as a corporal. Following his stint in the army, he worked as a builder and driving instructor, while honing his writing skills in his spare time.
Now retired, he also enjoys painting in oils as well as writing in the Mystery and Crime genre.
A divorced father of six, and grandfather of two, he makes his home in Surrey, England.
The violent murder of a young woman at the start of one of the worst winters on record caught the Newcastle upon Tyne police on the hop. With a third of their strength either off sick or totally non existent they are forced to enlist help from the Met. And they get Detective Inspector David Charles, the most cantankerous man ever to walk through the gates of Hendon police college. His junior, Detective Sergeant Malcolm McKarn is forever in a quandary as to whether to demand a transfer or not but... more info>>
Acting on a bit of inside information, two London crooks break into a safe and make off with the contents. The mood in both their homes is buoyant as the amount they have got away with is extremely substantial. However, when the newspapers announce that on the night of the robbery Mr Nettles the owner, was viciously gunned down, not only do they now have their wives on their case and the police after them for murder, but there is also another gang who have discovered who opened the safe and wil... more info>>