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Angela Marsons is a British crime suspense author and creator of the Detective Kim Stone Series.

Having struggled to share her work with her readers for a quarter of a decade, Angela was eventually signed by a small, dynamic publisher just when she was about to give up on her lifelong dream.

Signed to Bookouture, her Detective Kim Stone Series had sold over a million copies after she released her third book in the series, Lost Girls (2015).

More about Angela Marsons

Genre: Crime Suspense

United Kingdom


Non Series

  • The Forgotten Woman (2013)
  • Dear Mother (2014)
  • If Only (2021)

Detective Kim Stone Series

  1. First Blood (2019)
  2. Silent Scream (2015)
  3. Evil Games (2015)
  4. Lost Girls (2015)
  5. Play Dead (2016)
  6. Blood Lines (2016)
  7. Dead Souls (2017)
  8. Broken Bones (2017)
  9. Dying Truth (2018)
  10. Fatal Promise (2018)
  11. Dead Memories (2019)
  12. Child's Play (2019)
  13. Killing Mind (2020)
  14. Deadly Cry (2020)
  15. Twisted Lies (2021)
  16. Stolen Ones (2021)
  17. Six Graves (2022)
  18. Hidden Scars (2022)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

The Forgotten Woman

Kit Mason has had to endure a life full of inconceivable pain.

A former sex worker who had to run away from the fangs on an abusive pimp, Kit struggles to earn a living in a new city—with nobody to rescue her.

A lawyer from a well-to-do family, Frances Thornton seemingly has the perfect life.

However, underneath the perfect exterior lies a woman continuously haunted by painful secrets.

When the two women cross paths during an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, it marks the beginning of an improbable friendship.

Will they be able to find strength in each other? Or will the ghosts of their past come back to haunt them?

NB: This book is also known as My Name Is.

Author: Angela Marsons
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1786810441
Publisher: Bookouture
Dear Mother

Alienated sisters Alex, Catherine and Beth are reunited after the death of their abusive mother.

Alex, the youngest, utterly refuses to face the brutality of her childhood. Instead, she finds comfort in liquor.

Catherine, the eldest, did her best to become accomplished despite having a troubled upbringing. Underneath the perfect exterior however lies a secret that could destroy her whole world.

Beth, the middle child, suffered the most. Nevertheless, she still stayed with her mother until her final moments. But now that she’s gone, Beth must face her troubled past.

Can these three sisters overcome their brutal childhoods and make a fresh start?

NB: This book is also known as The Middle Child.

Author: Angela Marsons
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1786810427
Publisher: Bookouture
If Only

“I want Michael Hunter to fall so deeply in love with me that he can’t bear to be more than fifty feet away,” Cher declares to her best friends over cheesecake and wine. But what if she’s searching for happiness in the wrong place?

As Cher types up letters about overflowing rubbish bins in a job she hates, she dreams of Michael Hunter. He’s gorgeous, smart, funny and he’s about to become her new boss. But he barely looks at Cher except to ask for a coffee refill. How can she get him to notice she’s the perfect girl for him?

While Cher ignores the warning from workmate Dan that Michael is bad news, her friends have their own problems to fix. Sarah is longing to start a new life with a man who won’t commit, and bride-to-be Deb should be looking forward to her wedding, but her future mother-in-law is turning it into a nightmare from hell... If only her fiancé could see it that way.

So, when one summer evening, over several glasses of wine, Cher, Sarah and Deb stumble across an old book and decide to cast a wishing spell, they don’t think for one minute that it will come true. It’s just three best friends having a laugh and throwing some herbs around the garden. Or is it?

Author: Angela Marsons
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-1800196230
Publisher: Bookouture

Detective Kim Stone Series

First Blood

Detective Kim Stone and her team are called into action after the decapitated body of a young man is discovered in a hidden woodland area of the Clent Hills.

Upon going through the victim’s home, Kim finds a little girl’s bedroom and a hidden laptop.

Where could the child be? Why is the victim’s sister relieved that he’s dead?

As more investigations take place, similarities between another murdered man surface.

The key to solving the cases could however lie in a women’s shelter.

Will Kim and D.S. Dawson be able to catch the killer before it’s too late?

Author: Angela Marsons
First Release: 2019
Ebook: B07ZDG34ZC
Publisher: Bookouture
Silent Scream

Five people assemble round a shallow grave, having taken turns digging it.

An innocent life has been lost and a vow is made to never reveal the dark secret.

Years later, the lifeless body of a headmistress is found brutally murdered in what is the first in a series of vicious killings in the Black Country.

When human remains are unearthed at a former children’s home, D.I. Kim Stone is brought in to catch a deranged killer who has been reigning terror for decades.

As the brutality intensifies and the victims increase, Kim knows that she has to overcome demons of her own past if she is to catch the killer.

Author: Angela Marsons
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1538734728
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Evil Games

D.I Kim Stone is called into action after a rapist in found viciously murdered.

And when more sinister killings take place, Kim realizes that this is undoubtedly the work of a more ominous figure.

As the investigation intensifies, the D.I becomes exposed to far worse danger.

Going up against a deranged killer who is seemingly aware of all her weakness, Detective Kim needs to proceed with caution, given how every move could be lethal.

But as the number of victims increase, the case proves to be the most challenging one yet for Kim; one that’s personal.

Author: Angela Marsons
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1538704028
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Lost Girls

When best friends Charlie and Amy mysteriously vanish, two families are thrown into panic mode over the safety of the nine-year-olds.

Their fears are confirmed after a text message proves that the girls have been abducted.

When a second text message is however received, the two families find themselves fighting each other over the life of their children.

As D.I. Kim Stone and her team get to work, the gradually realize that their chances of rescuing the girls are growing slimmer by the hour.

Although the key to solving the case could lie in the past secrets of the two families, will Kim stay alive long enough to solve it?

Author: Angela Marsons
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1785762178
Publisher: Zaffre Publishing
Play Dead

Westerley research facility is not for the timid.

A ‘body farm’ investigating human decomposition, the place is filled with lifeless bodies in varying levels of decay.

When the fresh body of a youthful woman is however discovered there by D.I Kim Stone and her team, it becomes apparent that the killer found the perfect play to hide their crime.

When a second girl is beaten within an inch of her life, Kim and her team are convinced that a serial killer is on the loose.

Things get more intriguing when a local reporter named Tracy Frost mysteriously vanishes.

Will Kim and her team catch the killer before more blood is spilled?

Author: Angela Marsons
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1786810083
Publisher: Bookouture
Blood Lines

A victim dies after a single stab to the heart. A kind-hearted social worker lost in one act of violence.

Something just doesn’t add up.

When the lifeless body of a local drug addict is however discovered, D.I Kim Stone immediately realizes that a serial killer is at work.

But how come there are no links between the two victims?

As Kim continues to be troubled by what could very well be her most demanding case yet, she receives a frightening letter from Dr Alex Thorne—the sociopath who she put behind bars.

Confronted with the very woman responsible for the death of her little brother, will Kim be strong enough stop the killer?

Author: Angela Marsons
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0751571349
Publisher: Sphere
Dead Souls

“The truth can’t stay buried forever.”

A Black Country field instantly becomes a crime scene after a routine archaeological excavation results in the shocking discovery of human bones.

As the sorting begins, more victims are discovered, with their bodies depicting unthinkable horrors.

Paired with the equally troubled Detective Travis, D.I Kim Stone discovers a sinister relationship between the families who own the land which has now become a crime scene.

But as she draws closer to unraveling the mystery behind the killings, Kim finds one of her own in grave danger.

Will she manage to unravel the mystery and rescue them before it’s too late?

Author: Angela Marsons
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1786811615
Publisher: Bookouture
Broken Bones

The killing of a young sex worker and the discovery of an abandoned baby on the same winter night triggers the beginning of an eerie investigation by D.I Kim Stone; one that will force her to confront a figure from her terrifying childhood.

When three more prostitutes are murdered soon afterwards, it becomes apparent that this is the work of a deraged serial killer.

As the story of the baby’s abandonment takes an ominous turn, another young woman mysteriously vanishes.

With her fair share of demons to face, will Kim manage to stop the killer before it’s too late?

Author: Angela Marsons
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1786813039
Publisher: Bookouture
Dying Truth

When troubled teenager Sadie Winter jumps to her death from the roof of her school, the case is ruled as a suicide.

When the mutilated body of a young boy is however found in the same school, it becomes apparent to D.I Kim Stone that the deaths were everything but unfortunate accidents.

As the chain of ominous secrets begins to unravel, the one teacher who could help solve the case is discovered dead.

Could a pupil in the school be responsible for the gruesome murders?

In order to uncover the truth, Kim must come face-to-face with Dr Alex Thorne—her former archrival and the very person who wants to destroy her.

Author: Angela Marsons
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1786814753
Publisher: Bookouture
Fatal Promise

When the lifeless body of a doctor is found viciously murdered in the local woodland, D.I Kim Stone is shocked to learn that the victim is Gordon Cordell—a man linked to a previous case she worked on.

Gordon was no saint. Nonetheless, who could have wanted him dead?

In the midst of the investigation, Gordon’s son get’s involved in a grisly car crash.

When a woman dies under very questionable circumstances, Kim discovers that the victims were all linked to Russells Hall Hospital—the hospital where Gordon worked.

Still mourning over the loss of one of their own, will Kim and her team find the strength to catch the killer before more blood is shed?

Author: Angela Marsons
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1786816931
Publisher: Bookouture
Dead Memories

When two teenagers are found chained to a radiator on the fourth floor of Chaucer House, with the boy dead while the girl is still alive, D.I Kim Stone realizes just how similar the scene is to the traumatic experience that she and her brother Mikey went through in the same tower block three decades ago.

When the remains of a middle-aged couple are found in a burnt-out car, it become increasingly hard to ignore just how similar the incident mirrors that of Erica and Keith—the only loving parents Kim had ever known.

Going up against a killer re-enacting disturbing events from her past, will Kim succeed against the sociopath determined to destroy her in the worst way possible?

Author: Angela Marsons
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1786817723
Publisher: Bookouture
Child's Play

Upon arriving in Haden Hill Park one summer evening, D.I Kim Stone is shocked to find an elderly woman killed in the worst possible way.

The victim is identified as Belinda Evans, a retired college Professor of Child Psychology.

As Kim and her team undertake their investigation, they begin unraveling a sophisticated relationship between Belinda and her sister Veronica.

When bodies killed in a similar manner begin piling up, Kim suddenly realizes that she is hunting for a ritualistic serial killer.

Author: Angela Marsons
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1786815699
Publisher: Bookouture
Killing Mind

Summoned to the home of Samantha Brown, D.I Kim Stone finds the body of a young woman lying in bed, with her throat slit and a knife in her hand. Given that there is neither proof of forced entry nor struggle, then case is ruled as suicide.

However, when Kim visits the victim’s parents, she can’t help but notice the tense air of secrecy.

And when she discovers a clue in a photograph, Kim realizes that she has made a terrible mistake.

Samantha never took her own life. She was brutally murdered.

And now it’s up to Kim to bring the killer to book.

Author: Angela Marsons
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1838887315
Publisher: Bookouture
Deadly Cry

A young girl grabs a teddy bear as she waits for her mother, Katrina, in a crowded shopping facility.

Hours later, Katrina’s lifeless remains are found in a deserted building.

What was the motive behind the murder?

A few days later, a second victim is discovered killed in a similar manner. Furthermore, there is no trace of her young son.

Desperate to solve the case is Detective Kim Stone and her colleague Detective Stacey Wood.

When a handwritten letter from the serial killer finds its way to Kim’s desk, the team soon learns that there is nothing random about the killings.

Will they manage to stop a killer who is communicating with someone through them?

Author: Angela Marsons
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1838887339
Publisher: Bookouture
Twisted Lies

Her stomach lurches as she sits in the windowless room. He throws her phone to the ground, grinds it against the floor with the heel of his shoe and brings his face closer to hers. There was no turning back now, her life as she knew it was gone.

When Detective Kim Stone is called to a local business, what she sees leaves her speechless. The photo on the driving license bears little resemblance to the man laid out before her, and she knows she’s up against the most twisted killer she has ever encountered.

But as she breaks the devastating news to the victim’s wife, Diane Phipps, Kim can’t help feeling that something isn’t quite right about the woman’s reaction.

Twenty-four hours later, Diane and the rest of the victim’s family disappears into thin air.

Then a second body is found staked to the ground in a local nature reserve.

Desperate to crack the case open quickly, Kim and her team unravel a vital clue – a fiercely guarded secret that links both victims and could cost even more lives.

A secret that some police officers are also protecting.

Faced with deceit from those she should be able to trust, family members who won’t talk, and local reporter, Tracy Frost, opening a can of worms on the case of a woman murdered by her husband a year ago – Kim is in deep water like never before.

Kim must find the motive if she is to find the killer who is systematically targeting his victims. But can she unlock the shocking truth and stop him before he strikes again?

Author: Angela Marsons
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-1838887353
Publisher: Bookouture
Stolen Ones

Kim felt sickness sweep over her as she watched little Grace dust off her dirty hands. Blonde curls tumbled around her face. Then, Grace disappeared into the crowd. Kim wanted to pause the recording, run outside and grab her to stop what was about to happen.

One August afternoon, eight-year-old Grace Lennard skips into the garden of the childcare centre she attends and vanishes into thin air. Rushing to the scene of Grace’s disappearance, Detective Kim Stone finds a chilling piece of evidence: the engraved heart bracelet belonging to Melody Jones – the little girl who was taken from a playground exactly twenty-five years ago.

Hours before, Steven Harte had walked into Halesowen police station and confessed to having information that would lead Kim to Melody. And he told Kim she’d have a more urgent problem to deal with first. Now Kim must play Steven’s twisted game if she’s to find Grace alive.

With only twenty-four hours to make every second of Steven’s interrogation count, and scan his behavior for hidden clues, Kim and her team soon link Steven to the abduction of several vulnerable girls – two were kept for a year and then released, unharmed – but where are Melody and the others?

Then small bones are discovered in the grounds of a local park, and Kim fears the worst.

Kim may think she’s close to convicting a killer, but the case has got even more complex. A chilling figure from Kim’s past is about to reveal a shocking secret that will hit her where it hurts the most. Can Kim put aside her own demons, save Grace and the other missing girls before more innocent lives are lost?

Author: Angela Marsons
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-1838887377
Publisher: Bookouture
Six Graves

It’s a typical teenage bedroom with posters covering the walls and clothes littering the floor. But the girl lying on her bed, wearing a delicate chain around her neck, is lifeless. A circle of red stains her white vest top. How had the girl’s mother looked down at her sleeping child and pulled the trigger?

When Detective Kim Stone rushes to the scene of a house fire, she’s shocked to discover it’s claimed the lives of two teenage children and their parents. But this tragedy is not quite as it seems. Each body is marked by a gunshot wound and the mother, Helen Daynes, is holding the gun.

The case sparks painful childhood memories for Kim who suffered at the hands of her own abusive mother, but it just makes her more determined to uncover the truth. As Kim untangles Helen’s past, she finds a history of clinical depression. But did it drive Helen to murder her loved ones?

Then Kim uncovers a tiny, vital clue in Helen’s bedroom that throws the investigation wide open. Could someone else have killed the Daynes family?

Just as Kim feels she’s making progress, a deadly threat is made to her own life by a dangerous psychopath from her past. Biting back her fear, she keeps digging. And when Kim hits upon a shocking secret that changes everything she thought she knew about Helen, she realizes that the remaining family members are in grave danger.

Kim is under pressure like never before, and the monster circling her is getting ever closer. Four bodies already. Four graves fresh in the ground. Who will be next? Can Kim find the killer and save herself before it’s too late?

Author: Angela Marsons
First Release: 2022
ISBN: 978-1838887391
Publisher: Bookouture
Hidden Scars

While Jamie’s cold, lifeless body lay in the morgue, Detective Kim Stone stared at the empty board in the incident room and felt her anger boil. Why were there no photos, details, or lines of enquiry?

When a nineteen-year-old boy, Jamie Mills, is found hanging from a tree in a local park, his death is ruled a suicide. Detective Kim Stone’s instincts tell her something isn’t right – but it’s not her investigation and her temporary replacement is too busy waiting for the next big case to be asking the right questions.

Why would a seemingly healthy boy choose to end his life?

Why does his mother show no sign of emotional distress at the loss of her son?

Still mending her broken mind and body from her last harrowing case, Kim is supposed to be easing back into work gently. But then she finds a crucial, overlooked detail: Jamie had a recent injury that would have made it impossible for him to climb the tree. He must have been murdered.

Quickly taking back charge of her team and the case, Kim visits Jamie’s parents and is shocked to hear that they had sent him to a clinic to ‘cure’ him of his sexuality. According to his mother, Jamie was introverted and prone to mood swings. Yet his friend speaks of a vibrant, outgoing boy.

The clues to smashing open this disturbing case lie behind the old Victorian walls of the clinic, run by the Gardner family. They claim that patients come of their own accord and are free to leave at any time. But why are those that attended the clinic so afraid to speak of what happens there? And where did the faded restraint marks identified on Jamie’s wrists come from?

Then the body of a young woman is found dead by suffocation and Kim makes two chilling discoveries. The victim spent time at the clinic too, and her death was also staged to look like a suicide.

Scarred from an ordeal that nearly took her life, is Kim strong enough to stop a terrifying killer?

Author: Angela Marsons
First Release: 2022
ISBN: 978-1803147727
Publisher: Thread Books
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