Welcome to the website of Barry Faulkner, Amazon Best Selling Author of the Palmer Cases and other Crime novels. On the pages in the menu you can find links to the Amazon pages for the DCS Palmer Books, the Ben Nevis Books and his Other Books. Below is listed his latest release as well as the entire DCS Palmer series.
UK KILLERS Vol 1. A to E ( true crime series)
Volume 1. A to E in the series UK KILLERS. This lists 111 UK male and female killers from 1900 to 2021, their lives, crimes and punishments. The facts and information for this book have been gathered from court transcripts, newspaper reports of the time, various internet pages and police records where available. It is baffling the number of cases that have been closed for 100 years and even a Freedom Of Information request has been turned down by the Home Office. I can only assume that those involved were/are ‘names’ in the political or celebrity fields with friends in high places. Some other cases have their court papers redacted and in two of those, every word is redacted. Take special notice of the cases where the original sentence has been commuted at a much later date when the Court of Appeal has allowed evidence the original trial judge did not. One has to ask why not? You, like me, may come to the conclusion that a few, very few, of those executed may well have suffered a miscarriage of justice.
BOOK 15: UNDERNEATH THE ARCHES
Locks of human hair arrive in Palmer’s Office. Forensic analysis says they come from dead people. But who is sending them and where are the dead people? Then something rather nasty turns up in a Camberwell flat that involves the Salvation Army and seven scalps.
Nuclear Scientists are being kidnapped from Porton Down to work in the Russian Thermobaric Warfare Unit in Belarus. Ben and Gold are sent to bring the last one back. But what if she doesn’t want to come? A full-on, fast-paced international espionage thriller racing between Belarus and London with an explosive narrative and amazing finale in the London Russian Embassy. Hold on tight for an exciting ride!
There’s a serial killer at work murdering cinema-goers in London. Has he done it before? The team uncover a cold case that says he might have but where is he now? As usual with this best selling series the plot twists and turns to the final curtain as Palmer and his team chase shadows.
At home Mrs P has enrolled in Peloton and Palmer’s nemesis neighbour Benji has put a trampoline in his garden and Palmer’s had a large fish pond installed… surely nothing can go wrong….can it?
GCHQ is missing a code box that has the codes for all the UK’s missile defence satellites secured inside. MI6 pull in Ben and Gold to retrieve it. The chase is dangerous and takes them to Morocco via Madeira leaving a trail of destruction and bodies behind as they clash with the Chinese and Moroccan Secret Service. But is all that it seems to be? How is Erskin Powell an English Government Minister involved? Is his visit to a Casablanca Arms Fair just a coincidence or is he a Chinese agent or maybe even a double agent? Then there’s The Chinaman inside MI6 and the Russian oligarch on the run. They are all involved in some way and Ben has orders to find out how, retrieve the code box and eliminate the enemy, but first if he must work out who they are?
Case 13 in the DCS Palmer and the Met’s Serial Murder Squad files. When petty thieves are murdered by a team of professional hitmen whose MO matched other unsolved killings Palmer wants to know why? What could bring a professional hit on a bunch of petty thieves? What had they done to upset somebody so much that the hit was called? There’s a big search going on in the underworld for a certain laptop, why? What’s on it and where is it and is it connected to the case? Who is ‘Sammy’ the person being sought so aggressively by the hitmen and what does ‘Sammy’ know? Palmer brings in help from Organised Crime and starts to unravel the tangled threads of the case whilst suffering the usual attempts of Mrs P at home to improve his health with a vegetarian diet that he resists and his nemesis neighbour Benji unwittingly causing him pain.
NATIONAL TREASURE: Ben Nevis and the Gold Digger booK 2
ISBN : 9781838438418
Book 2 in the Ben Nevis and the Gold Digger thriller series.
Marcia Johnson is a respected actress, Marcia is, according to her agent, a National Treasure. Marcia’s daughter, Janie, is missing without any clue or reason as to why? London Private Eye Ben Nevis thinks it will be a simple search to find her but when Janie’s dead father’s background comes to light things take on a more sinister angle involving an unpaid drug debt owed to a Romanian crime family who wants it paid. Have they got Janie? Ben takes on the London end of the family and the body count grows. When he and Gold fly to Romania it escalates further in a series of exciting skirmishes in Bucharest as they attempt a hostage rescue and escape. Hovering in the background is DCS Clancy, Ben’s old boss at the Met’s Organised Crime Squad who has eyes on finishing the UK end of the Romanian family, but all doesn’t go well and Ben changes from being the pursuer to being pursued right to the final big twist. As usual with a Ben Nevis book, it’s fast and furious with no prisoners taken and the paperback is in 14point ‘easy-reading’ font.
TURKISH DELIGHT: Ben Nevis and the Gold Digger book 1
ASIN : B08WJD52TX
London private eye Ben Nevis, ex SAS/OCS/N14 gets a peculiar request from a new lady client, ‘kill my husband’. A few days later the husband appears in Ben’s London office with the request ‘kill my wife’. Ben has his partner the Gold Digger take a good look into the pair and some illegal international arms dealing is exposed with missiles going from the UK through Cyprus and Turkey to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and on to terrorist cells in the Middle East. After a surprise visit from Ben’s old boss at MI6 Ben finds himself enrolled in a mission to stop the trade with help of the British SBS based in Cyprus who are to get him into Turkey to blow up the arms and then get him out again. But things don’t go to plan. It is a full action novel set in the present day with twists and turns bringing it to the final explosive conclusion.
PALMER BOX SET 1: CASES 1-6 (DCS Palmer and the Serial Murder Squad)
An e-book box set of the first six DCS Palmer and the Met’s Serial Murder Squad cases. Follow the team as they investigate murders in the Entertainment Industry, City Financial Banks, Naval Weapon of Mass Destruction theft, revenge at the Drama Academy, Nazi Looted Gold and a killer stalking a major rock band. Old school DCS Palmer and his young IT graduate DS Gheeta Singh get to grips with the serial killers and the chase is on through the usual Palmer book twists and turns to each exciting climax. And of course in the background Palmer’s wife continues to try to get him off his favourite toad in the hole and steak and kidney pie to go vegetarian and get a bit ‘modern’ whilst Benji the gay next door neighbour keeps having disasters that affect Palmer’s home life. All the while his faithful springer Daisy just hopes for a tasty treat and maybe a walk now and again though the park. From her Barbican apartment DS Gheeta Singh has to fend off her aunt’s continual efforts to arrange a marriage for her on the internet whilst supporting Palmer in chasing serial killers in the UK and persuading boyfriends that she is very happily married to the job and that’s the deal for any relationship. You’ll laugh and maybe squirm a bit and definitely say ‘ I didn’t see that coming!’. Enjoy!!
Books 1 & 2: Future Riches and The Felt Tip Murders
FUTURE RICHES. An old school comedian seeing out his time in Summer Shows and Pantos doesn’t know an old financial investment he made is about to go through the roof but others in his circle of agents, writers and friends do. Each one has a reason to keep the news from him and each one has a reason to murder him and the others that stand to gain.
THE FELT TIP MURDERS. City bankers are being killed. Palmer traces a link back to the 2008 recession and a company brought to its knees by greedy advisors. Are they being killed by a member of the family that owned the business and what is the significance of the felt tip message scrawled on their bodies? The trail leads Palmer and the team from the elite bankers of the City of London to the back street hookers of Manchester as he unravels a family feud that turned in on itself.
Books 3 & 4: Poetic justice and a killer is calling
POETIC JUSTICE. Celebrities are meeting their deaths in London Hotel rooms. Palmer’s team find a link to a Drama Academy they all attended in their youth. Not everyone who went there made it to the big time so are old jealousies surfacing or is there something deeper spurring on a serial killer?
A KILLER IS CALLING. The last thing Palmer wants is a Naval Weapons Scientist going AWOL with a WOMD (Weapon of Mass Destruction) that can kill by a sound sent down a mobile telephone signal. A ransom is demanded and a pretty drastic demonstration of the weapon’s power takes place in the London Mayor’s office. Palmer moves into the world of spooks and national defence protocols whilst DS Singh gets a personal shock.
Books 5 & 6: Loot and I’m with the band
LOOT. Two bodies turn up, one in London and one on the Brighton shore line, both are in the same type of plastic bag. With just this one clue to work with Palmer’s team are led through a series of twists and turns involving a villain from Palmer’s past, a hoard of Nazi gold, dodgy UK Auction houses, a Member of Parliament and some very feisty females all intent on keeping the gold for themselves.
I’M WITH THE BAND. 70’s rock band, Revolution, are still touring and packing the major venues but one by one the original members are dying in what their manager thinks are very suspicious circumstances. He takes his suspicions to DS Singh who has difficulty persuading Palmer that anything nasty is happening to the band and puts it down to their age, drink and drugs, but a turn of events on a London Tube station changes his mind. The killer starts a personal battle with Palmer played out through social media posts with the killer always one step ahead until the explosive ending at a Status Quo Concert at the NEC.
Books 7 & 8: Burning Ambition and Takeaway Terror
BURNING AMBITION. What lies behind the incineration of three prisoners in a prison van on their way from being sentenced in court to prison and how comes one of the bodies is not who it should be? In the background lurks a major organised crime boss planning his last big ‘signature’ heist at the Royal Mint in Wales so why is he ordering hits on petty criminals, or is he? Palmer lets the plan ride to a crescendo at the mint which results in a deadly bust up between the crime boss and his number two. But somebody else has been in the picture all along and could profit when the guns come out and bullets fly.
TAKEAWAY TERROR. Two London organised crime families are squaring up for a battle over drugs turf and the Takeaway delivery company used to get the drugs to the customers. Palmer is brought in when delivery scooter riders are mown down. Things are getting heavy and look to be getting heavier when a known explosives expert is seen with one of the families. Palmer may be too late. The finale at a scrap yard brings DS Singh’s computer skills to a new level as she pilots a drone to try and prevent her boss being shot.
Books 9 & 10: Ministry of murder and the bodybuilder
MINISTRY OF MURDER. Bodies floating in the Thames lead Palmer to a series of unexplained deaths of middle management people at the Ministry of Health’s Procurement Department. A local restaurant and its Romanian Mafia clients might hold the clue and when the Chairman of the House of Commons Select Committee on the NHS makes an appearance it looks like Palmer better tread carefully. Is blackmail at work here, is that why the head of the Procurement Department is getting very jittery? More bodies appear and the ending at London City Airport is amazing!
THE BODYBUILDER. A young female body with a limb missing turns up at the West London Waste Transfer Plant. The Met’s pathologist calls in Palmer as it is the second body missing a limb, but a different limb this time and both have been expertly amputated, but where are they then? There’s not much for Palmer’s team to work with except one small piece of jewellery on the second body. The trail leads Palmer’s team into the world of Consultant Surgeons and the General Medical Council’s Standards Court as a pattern emerges. It’s a gruesome pattern, is somebody building a body? This case is not for the faint hearted with the final chase through foggy Oxfordshire a master in suspense.
Book 11: Succession
SUCCESSION James Dawn is head of the Dawn Organised crime family controlling South London, he’s a very big player in the drugs game so who would organise a hit on him and why? The outcome could easily slip into a gang war between the Dawn family, the West End Dooley family and the North London Robinson family. Palmer calls in help from the Organised Crime Squad and sets about finding the killer before it all goes off. Will he be in time as other family bodies turn up and in the back ground suspicion is building on one particular person.
Book 11 ISBN 9781916163362
Book 12: The black Rose
THE BLACK ROSE It is the Holy Grail of rose breeders, a Black Rose. To breed it will make the breeder millions, so when one is about to be registered with the British Association of Rose Breeders it’s not surprising somebody else tries to get their hands on it, even to the extent of murdering people but when thieves fall out things generally go from bad to worse and liaisons change. Garden Centres are usually quiet, tranquil places but when a million pounds is up for grabs the plant pots fly. The ending is most unusual. If you are an amateur gardener you’ll love this book.
Book 12 ISBN 9781916163393