Take No More - The first in the James Blake thriller series

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Nothing like a good murder to get the blood flowing

When James Blake discovers his wife has been murdered in their London home, he is determined to find her killer. Julia, a conservator - a protector and preserver of fine art - has left him with just two clues: the words help me on her mobile phone and a strange attachment of Michelangelo's Leda and the Swan.

As the prime suspect of his wife's murder, James flees England and sets out on a trail of deception and danger across the sweeping landscapes of Venice and Florence into a dark underworld of corruption, a trail that will lead him to the killer - and the shocking truth behind the mystery.

From the reviews:

'A cracking read........'

'Take No More is an absolutely stunning thriller from a new author, I can't remember the last murder mystery I read that was so good…….'

'This is an outstanding debut novel by Seb Kirby. He captivates the reader from the first page, and remains gripping and compelling throughout. I could not put this book down...'

'This is action-packed from page one, and the reader is instantly thrust into murder, suspense, and intrigue.........The writing gives you the feel of actually being in Italy - you can taste and smell it. The plot is action-packed and a real page-turner........ I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys a great crime thriller! And fans of Harlan Coben and Simon Kernick will love it!'

'It hooked me from the first chapter and keeps the pace going throughout.....'

'One of the best thrillers I have read in the past year.....'

'Take No More' is fast-paced, 69,000 words, about 260 print pages.

'Take No More' US

'Take No More' UK

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