We’re thrilled to show you the new cover for CONSEQUENCES, the second in theDI Jack Dylan series, which will be published by The Dome Press.

After the success of Deadly Focus, where between them they brought a unique insight of how real life police cases are conducted, they attracted a huge police following because of their realistic view of the real world of British policing; with a mixture of cunning plots and human relationships which add a dimension to police procedural fiction which is truly genuine in voice and substance, turning that experience into gripping, page-turning, fiction. Consequences was always on the cards…



‘This second book in the Detective Inspector Jack Dylan series was as much about us writing a crime fiction novel as it was about exploring and expressing our personal feelings. Focusing on dealing with the aftermath of man’s inhumanity to man on a daily basis, and exploring the demands of the job and the effect it has on the character’s working and personal life; so much so that the reader, feels to be part of a real life team. It’s a hard-hitting police procedural shrouded in tension, and one which maintains the suspense throughout the investigation right until the end.

As in real life the Detective Inspector’s to-do list just keeps getting longer. He is on his way home to start a long weekend with his girlfriend Jen. Yet another instance of “The best laid plans of Mice and Men” for DI Dylan. He receives a call requesting he stop a ‘jumper’ on the bridge. It is none other than the poor goof “Chubby” Connor. He is no stranger to Dylan and his team. Two unconnected horrific murders and a missing detective top Dylan’s to-do list. A young boy is found brutally beaten, and a young wife and mother is found burned alive in a public park. The worst part of all, his missing detective seems to be somehow connected to the whole sorry mess.’

In a personal message Executive Producer Mervyn Watson best known for Dalziel & Pascoe, Casualty, Holby City, Down to Earth, First Amongst Equals, Coronation Street and Emmerdale said, “It’s not often that a sense of authenticity in crime fiction is so strong that you can almost smell it. It comes from the decades of experience in the CID which inform Bob and Carol’s books and make them the best police series advisors anyone could wish for. “