Dominic Piper is an author, film & television writer, journalist and script editor. He lives in London, UK.
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Kiss Me When I'm Dead
The stunning debut thriller by bestselling author Dominic Piper, Kiss Me When I’m Dead introduces the enigmatic, London-based private investigator Daniel Beckett.
When Beckett is offered double his usual fee to track down Viola Raleigh, the missing daughter of a billionaire arms dealer, he has no reason to believe the assignment is not as it seems.
But his investigation is hindered as he discovers he’s being stalked by a professional surveillance team. As he learns more about Viola’s life as a drug addict and high-class call girl, he starts to realise that his wealthy client has been economical with the truth.
Beautiful, ambitious and talented, top fashion designer Sara Holt seems to have the world at her feet. But recently, her life has been turned upside down. She’s been on the receiving end of a vicious and frightening campaign of harassment.
More sinister still, someone has been breaking into her flat, sometimes when she’s in bed asleep. Perversely, they don’t steal anything. The police are sceptical and can find no evidence of a break-in.
No one witnesses the harassment. No one believes her. Is it all in her mind?
Then she hires enigmatic private investigator Daniel Beckett, and gradually the chilling truth begins to unfold.
When private investigator Daniel Beckett brutally foils an assault on a young girl in London’s West End, it leads to an offer of work from a sinister and unlikely source in Soho’s Chinatown.
But what starts out as a straightforward missing persons’ case soon takes on a more ominous aspect as he discovers a trail of blackmail, sadistic violence, conspiracy and murder, plus an influential, privileged and poisonous presence that seems to permeate all spheres of society.
The perpetrators, however, are not expecting to encounter an individual like Beckett; an intelligent, amoral and fearless individual with a skill-set that points to a covert and violent past.