The next big brand in crime fiction, a pulse-pounding police procedural with the pace of a thriller. THE book of London Book Fair and next year's breakout debut.
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
'Superb thriller writing.' Peter Robinson
'A brilliant, breathless thriller' M.J. Arlidge
'A high concept solution to a mystery' Sophie Hannah
A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together, nicknamed by the press as the 'Ragdoll'. Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William 'Wolf' Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter.
The 'Ragdoll Killer' taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them. With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?
Translated into over 30 languages, RAGDOLL is a quality, rocket-paced thriller with twists and turns you won't see coming. For readers of Jo Nesbo. You will not stop talking about this book.
What everyone is saying about RAGDOLL:
'A star is born. Killer plot. Killer pace. Twisted killer and a killer twist. Kill to get a copy.' Simon Toyne
'...the best debut I've ever read.' Rachel Abbott
'This book kept me captivated, my heart pumping and guessing to the very end!' NetGalley reviewer
'...a rollercoaster of a thriller.' NetGalley reviewer
'...one of the most well written crime thrillers I have ever read' NetGalley reviewer
'A very well written debut novel which had all the twists and turns and intrigue that you need.' NetGalley reviewer
'Totally unputdownable' NetGalley Reviewer
Praise for RAGDOLL by Daniel Cole, the quality, rocket-paced thriller for readers of Jo Nesbo:
RAGDOLL is utterly addictive with brilliant characters and a killer twist you will never see coming - the best debut I've ever read. - Rachel Abbott, Number One bestselling author
Give an arm or a leg to get hold of a copy... An exciting thriller. - Linwood Barclay
A star is born. Killer plot. Killer pace. Twisted killer and a killer twist. Kill to get a copy. - Simon Toyne, bestselling author of SOLOMON CREED
A brilliant, breathless thriller. If you liked Se7en, you'll love this! - M.J. Arlidge, author of HIDE AND SEEK
A gruesome delight! Daniel Cole's thriller RAGDOLL, in which gritty detective William "Wolf" Fawkes comes upon a single corpse stitched together out of six bodies, had me flipping pages furiously. It's an impressive debut, dark, propulsive, and surprisingly funny. - Gregg Hurwitz, bestselling author of ORPHAN X
At 33 years old, Daniel Cole has worked as a paramedic, an RSPCA officer and most recently for the RNLI, driven by an intrinsic need to save people or perhaps just a guilty conscience about the number of characters he kills off in his writing.
On writing his debut novel RAGDOLL, which began life as an unproduced television pilot, Daniel says: 'After five years of rejections, I had a yearning to actually finish one of my stories rather than leave it collecting dust with the others under my bed. With no formal training at all, I feel I wrote the book very selfishly, with the aim of creating something that I, personally, would love: as shocking as it is humorous, as thought-provoking as it is relentlessly entertaining, and with a cast of characters who feel like friends by the end of it.'
He currently lives in sunny Bournemouth and can usually be found down the beach when he ought to be writing book two instead.