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I'm Jack Gatland.

You might not have heard of me, but I’ve been writing under other names for over thirty years.

Now, I’m writing a new series of Crime Thrillers starring Detective Inspector Declan Walsh, recently seconded to the City of London Police department known as the Last Chance Saloon.

The first three of these, LETTER FROM THE DEAD, MURDER OF ANGELS and HUNTER HUNTED are available NOW. The fourth, WHISPER FOR THE REAPER is released on April 4th 2021, the fifth, TO HUNT A MAGPIE on June 6th 2021 and the sixth, BEHIND THE WIRE on 8th August 2021 – with further adventures continuing throughout the year.

But as you’ve never heard of me, it’s only fair that I give you a sample of my work.

So, if you join my Readers Group, I’ll send you a free DI Walsh ebook – LIQUIDATE THE PROFITS – a full story and a prequel to LETTER FROM THE DEAD!

Please note, that this is also the only way to read this book, as it will not be for sale alone on Amazon!

I hope you enjoy it, and I hope to share many more Declan Walsh adventures with you.

Jack

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Hello, I’m Jack Gatland.

You might not have heard of me, but I’ve been writing under other names for over thirty years. Now, I’m writing a new series of Crime Thrillers starring Detective Inspector Declan Walsh, recently seconded to the City of London Police department known as the Last Chance Saloon.

The first of these, LETTER FROM THE DEAD is released November 15th, 2020.

The second, MURDER OF ANGELS will be released January 2021; the third, HUNTER HUNTED will be released March 2021 and the fourth, WHISPER FOR THE REAPER will be released May 2021 – with further adventures continuing throughout the year.

But as you’ve never heard of me, it’s only fair that I give you a sample of my work.

So, if you join my mailing list, I’ll send you a free DI Walsh ebook – LIQUIDATE THE PROFITS – a full story and a prequel to LETTER FROM THE DEAD!

Please note, that this is also the only way to read this book, as it will not be for sale on Amazon!

I hope you’ll join me, Declan and the rest of the Last Chance Saloon on this journey, and I hope to speak to you soon.

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I liked it a lot. It moved along smartly (I tore through it in one go), I was engaged by the viewpoint character, and the best sign: I want to know the next story in his arc.

Kevin, California on LIQUIDATE THE PROFITS

LIQUIDATE THE PROFITS – AVAILABLE NOW AS A FREE EBOOK

“Your career’s finished, Walsh. Now pack your things and get out…”

The murder of a Chinese Diplomat’s son… An East End gangster with a strange secret… A Cryptocurrency that shouldn’t be on sale…

And Detective Inspector Declan Walsh is fighting for his career…

Available as a free Ebook when you subscribe to the mailing list. Click HERE to sign up.

LETTER FROM THE DEAD – OUT NOVEMBER 2020

“By the time you read this, I will be dead…”

A twenty year old murder… A Prime Ministerial Leadership Campaign… A paranoid, homeless ex-minister… A TV Evangelist with a murderous secret…

Detective Inspector Declan Walsh has had better days…

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MURDER OF ANGELS – OUT JANUARY 2021

When Declan’s old mentor admits to a gruesome murder ten years earlier, the team at the Last Chance Saloon find themselves in a race against time to find the true killer of Hayley Martin.

There’s a slight problem though; someone else has also admitted to the murder, and revealed a second, identical body; complete down to Hayley’s tattoos, clothing and a broken arm…

Now Detective Inspector Declan Walsh must to delve into a world he hoped to avoid; the world of Johnny and Jackie Lucas, the East End ‘Twins’, as he tried to discover how one victim can have two identical bodies…

HUNTER HUNTED – OUT MARCH 2021

“We need to hunt a killer… It’s you, Declan…”

When a close friend of Declan is murdered, an old enemy restarts their vendetta against him as Declan, in charge of finding the killer realises that he is the prime suspect. 

Now on the run from the police, and forced to ask help from unexpected sources, Declan must find the true killer and reveal the biggest conspiracy in Westminster, before he’s charged with murder and loses everything…

WHISPER FOR THE REAPER – OUT MAY 2021

“Ah, Declan. Sometimes the quietest villages have the loudest secrets…”

For months now, Declan has believed that his father, Patrick Walsh’s fatal accident was murder. Now, with a surprise gift from beyond the grave and a recuperation at his late father’s house, Declan can finally investigate and find his father’s killer, in the process revisiting a serial killer cold case his father never solved.

But sometimes the answers are closer to home than you would prefer…

(c) Jack Gatland 2020 All Rights Reserved

Published by Hooded Man Publishing

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  • Gripping and exciting from the off! When's the next book out?
    I bloody love it! I'm hooked! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Vas, London – about LIQUIDATE THE PROFITS
  • Book 1 of the Declan Walsh series is an engrossing story with many twists and turns. A police procedural that's really worth reading. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Chumbley, Amazon AU – about LETTER FROM THE DEAD
  • if you’re a fan of crime and police procedurals, oh boy, you’ll love this one. More please. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Sally T, Amazon UK – about LETTER FROM THE DEAD
  • It grabs you and pulls you in from the beginning and then releases you, before slowly pulling you back into the story. Great writing. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Goodreads Review – about MURDER OF ANGELS
  • Really enjoyed it! The plot is unusual and complex, and the characters are interesting. Found myself looking to see when the next one is available, when I was only about halfway through this one. Highly recommend! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Raymonda, Amazon UK – about MURDER OF ANGELS
  • I have read all the books in the series so far and enjoyed them all, but this is the best so far. I couldn't go to bed till I had finished it. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Goodreads Review – HUNTER HUNTED

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The Detective Inspector Declan Walsh Library

LIQUIDATE THE PROFITS: available now as a free eBook

LIQUIDATE THE PROFITS: available now as a free eBook

“Your career’s finished, Walsh. Now pack your things and get out…”
 
The murder of a Chinese Diplomat’s son… An East End gangster with a strange secret… A Cryptocurrency that shouldn’t be on sale…
 
And Detective Inspector Declan Walsh is fighting for his career…
 
Available as a free eBook when you subscribe to the mailing list. Click HERE to sign up.

LETTER FROM THE DEAD: available now

LETTER FROM THE DEAD: available now

“By the time you read this, I will be dead…”
 
A twenty year old murder… A Prime Ministerial Leadership Campaign… A paranoid, homeless ex-minister… A TV Evangelist with a murderous secret…
 
Detective Inspector Declan Walsh has had better days…
 
For more information and to purchase the novel, click HERE

MURDER OF ANGELS: available now

MURDER OF ANGELS: available now

One murder... One suspect... One victim...
Yet two identical bodies have been found...
 
When Declan’s old mentor admits to a gruesome murder, the team at the Last Chance Saloon find themselves in a race against time to find the true killer of Angela Martin. There’s a slight problem though; someone else has also admitted to the murder, and revealed a second, identical body - Gabrielle Chapman - down to clothes, tattoos and historical injuries…
 

For more information and to purchase the novel, click HERE

HUNTER HUNTED: available now

HUNTER HUNTED: available now

“We need to hunt a killer… It’s you, Declan…”
 
When a close friend of Declan is murdered, an old enemy restarts their vendetta against him as Declan, in charge of finding the killer realises that he is the prime suspect. 
 
Now on the run from his own team and forced to ask help from unexpected sources, Declan must find the true killer and reveal the biggest conspiracy in Westminster, before he’s charged with murder - and loses everything…
 

For more information and to purchase the novel, click HERE

DECLAN WALSH BOXSET 1: available now

DECLAN WALSH BOXSET 1: available now

Collecting books 1 - 3:

 

LETTER FROM THE DEAD

MURDER OF ANGELS

HUNTER HUNTED

 

as well as the Readers Club prequel

 

LIQUIDATE THE PROFITS

 

this is an ideal opportunity to start from the very beginning of Declan Walsh's journey!

 

For more information and to purchase the boxset, click HERE

WHISPER FOR THE REAPER: available April 2021

WHISPER FOR THE REAPER: available April 2021

“Ah, Declan. Sometimes the quietest villages have the loudest secrets…”
 
For months now, Declan has believed that his father, Patrick Walsh’s fatal accident was murder.
 
Now, with a surprise gift from beyond the grave at his late father’s house, Declan can finally investigate and find his father’s death, in the process revisiting a serial killer cold case that his father never solved.
 
But sometimes the answers are closer to home than you would prefer…

For more information and to pre-order the novel, click HERE

TO HUNT A MAGPIE: available June 2021

TO HUNT A MAGPIE: available June 2021

Thirty years ago, a group of five child detectives; Tommy, Luke, Tess, Jane and Daniel, along with their dog, Dexter made the national press with their crime solving. Nicknamed the Magpies, their adventures were written up as novels by Reginald Troughton and released to children around the world, including a ten-year old Declan Walsh.
 
But now, someone is targeting the Magpies, with Reginald brutally murdered while writing a last, 'lost' adventure. And DI Declan Walsh and the team of the Last Chance Saloon must not only solve the author's murder, but at the same time delve into a decades old conspiracy - one that suggests that the Magpies were created as a Government PR stunt gone wrong...
 

BEHIND THE WIRE: available August 2021

BEHIND THE WIRE: available August 2021

Before he was a policeman, Declan Walsh was a Sergeant in the Special Investigation Branch of the Royal Military Police.
 
Now, years later, a kidnapping case that he was never able to solve returns to his desk, when a copycat kidnapper strikes on a Midlands Army Base.
 
But returning to his past is harder than he expected, especially when his current team face off against his old team, including his ex-partner, who has a score to settle...

DECLAN WALSH BOXSET 2: available August 2021

DECLAN WALSH BOXSET 2: available August 2021

Collecting books 4 - 6:

 

WHISPER FOR THE REAPER

TO HUNT A MAGPIE

BEHIND THE WIRE

 

as well as a prequel of the Section D spin off series

 

SLEEPING DOGS

 

this is an ideal opportunity to continue following Declan Walsh's journey!