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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).

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Genre: Crime Suspense

United Kingdom

Website: http://angelamarsons-books.com/

Non Series

  • The Forgotten Woman (2013)
  • Dear Mother (2014)

Detective Kim Stone Series

  1. Silent Scream (2015)
  2. Evil Games (2015)
  3. Lost Girls (2015)
  4. Play Dead (2016)
  5. Blood Lines (2016)
  6. Dead Souls (2017)
  7. Broken Bones (2017)
  8. Dying Truth (2018)
  9. Fatal Promise (2018)
  10. Dead Memories (2019)
  11. Child's Play (2019)
  12. First Blood (2019)
  13. Killing Mind (2020)

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

Detective Kim Stone Series

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
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
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