Snakes and Ladders

Snakes and Ladders

Thomas & Mercer

Psycho meets Silence of the Lambs

One killer on the loose. Another setting the rules. A profiler caught in the middle.

A serial killer is terrorising London, removing a body part from each victim and leaving in its place a single pink rose.

Dr Vernon Sange, a multiple murderer awaiting extradition, seems to know the culprit’s identity– but he’ll only talk to profiler Ziba MacKenzie, the woman responsible for putting him away. Though there’s something he wants in return from her. And time is running out.


With one killer whispering in her ear and another running rings around the police, Ziba must play a game in which only her opponent knows the rules and the forfeit is death.

“Ziba MacKenzie is tough, smart and funny—I loved her!” —M. W. Craven, author of The Puppet Show

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Nothing to Lose

Nothing to Lose

Thomas & Mercer

He’s looking for his next victim. She looks just like his last.

Primrose Hill, London. Offender Profiler Ziba Mackenzie arrives at the scene of a gruesome murder with a disturbing sense of déjà vu. Nine days earlier, another woman’s body was found: same location, same MO, same physical appearance. For the police, it’s clear a new serial killer is on the loose. But for Ziba, it’s even more sinister – because the victims look just like her.

Ziba has been the focus of a killer’s interest before, and knows that if she gets too close again this case could be her last. Still, she’s not one to play by the rules – especially when her secret investigation into her husband’s murder begins to attract unwanted attention.

With someone watching her every step, can Ziba uncover what connects the two victims before she becomes one herself?

“This is crime fiction at its finest” —Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House

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Blood for Blood

Blood for Blood

Thomas & Mercer

Ziba MacKenzie profiles killers. Now one is profiling her.

Rush hour, London: Ex-Special Forces profiler, Ziba MacKenzie is on a packed commuter train when it collides with a derailed freight wagon. After the crash, a dying woman passes on a cryptic message, and a serial killer dormant for twenty-five years strikes again.

As the London Lacerator prepares to rain terror on the capital, Ziba scrambles to piece together a profile in the hope of predicting his next move. But the closer she gets to uncovering his identity, the closer he gets to destroying hers.

“I raced through this gripping, dark thriller and loved the central character. Can’t wait for the next instalment.” —Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request

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