After taking his bachelor’s degree and then a PhD, David Jackson became a full-time academic. He is married, with two daughters and a menagerie of animals. David Jackson is the acclaimed author of the crime thriller series featuring New York detective Callum Doyle.
Pariah, his first novel, was Highly Commended in the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Awards. More information about David and his novels can be found on his website at www.davidjacksonbooks.com, where he can also be contacted. He goes under the name @Author_Dave on Twitter.
Pariah – Feb 2012
It’s a bad enough day for NYPD detective Callum Doyle when his cop partner is murdered. It’s about to get a hell of a lot worse . . . When the dead man’s replacement is also brutally killed, suspicion falls on Doyle himself. Then he receives an anonymous message. This is just the beginning, it says. Anyone he gets close to will die – and that includes Doyle’s own family. The only way to keep them alive is to stay away – for good.
Doyle is desperate to find out who is responsible, but when his every move puts others in danger he is forced to back off. With the investigation getting nowhere and his isolation deepening, Doyle has to ask himself an uncomfortable question ‘Just how low is he prepared to sink in order to get his life back?’
Marked – Jan 2013
In New York’s East Village a young girl is brutally raped, tortured and murdered. Detective Callum Doyle has seen the victim’s remains. He has visited the distraught family. Now he wants justice. Doyle is convinced he knows who the killer is. The problem is he can’t prove it and the more he pushes his prime suspect, the more he learns that the man is capable of pushing back in ways more devious and twisted than Doyle could ever have imagined. Add to that the appearance of an old adversary who has a mission for Doyle and won’t take no for an answer and soon Doyle finds himself at risk of losing everything he holds dear – including his life.
Cry Baby – April 2014
It’s every mother’s nightmare – the abduction of her baby. That’s how it starts for Erin Vogel when she is attacked and left unconscious in her apartment. When she awakes, it is to find that Georgia, her six-month-old daughter, has been taken, but Erin is given a chance to get Georgia back – at an unthinkable price.
Like most mothers, she has always said she would do anything for her child. Now the strength of that bond is about to be put to the ultimate test and when her actions arouse the interest of a certain Detective Callum Doyle, one thing is inevitable – a confrontation that will be as explosive as it is unforgettable.