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The Charlie Cameron Crime Series



Original Language: English (UK) | 334 pp. | January 2017

2 Seas Represents: Dutch and Nordic Countries rights.

Rights sold: Germany (Weltbild)

“Games People Play” has been long listed for the prestigious McIlvanney Prize

Boxset reached the top 20 on Amazon UK and the top 10 in Canada and Australia.


Terrifically gritty crime. Mullen does a great job. — Phil Leader

So well-written it puts Owen Mullen amongst the all-time great writers. — Martin Pickering

Had high hopes for this one. It delivered… Bucket-loads. — David Baird

There is such a chill with Owen Mullen’s books that it makes me feel that this is happening somewhere in Glasgow right now. — Susan Hampson

For readers of Helen Fields, Stuart MacBride, Denise Mina, Val McDermid and Ian Rankin

Book 1 – GAMES PEOPLE PLAY – January 2017 – 334 pp.

Over 40,000 copies sold.

A powerful new crime thriller: Thirteen-month-old Lily Hamilton is abducted from Ayr beach in Scotland while her parents are just yards away. Three days later the distraught father turns up at private investigator Charlie Cameron’s office. Mark Hamilton believes he knows who has stolen his daughter. And why. Against his better judgment Charlie gets involved In the case and when more bodies are discovered the awful truth dawns: there is a serial killer whose work has gone undetected for decades. Is baby Lily the latest victim of a madman? For Charlie it’s too late, he can’t let go. His demons won’t let him. ‘A major new force in British crime fiction.’

Book 2 – OLD FRIENDS AND NEW ENEMIES – February 2017 – 280 pp.

The body on the mortuary slab wasn’t who Glasgow PI Charlie Cameron was looking for. But it wasn’t a stranger.

Suddenly, a routine missing person investigation becomes a fight for survival. As Charlie is dragged deeper into Glasgow’s underbelly he goes up against notorious gangster Jimmy Rafferty and discovers what fear really is.

Rafferty is so ruthless even his own sons are terrified of him. Now he wants Charlie to find something. And Jimmy Rafferty always gets what he wants.

There is only one problem… Charlie doesn’t know where it is.

Book 3 – BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE DEAD – March 2017 – 272 pp.

Gavin Law was a whistleblower. Now he’s missing. Just another case for Glasgow PI, Charlie Cameron, until he discovers there is more to Law and his disappearance than anyone imagined.

Wallace Maitland, the surgeon responsible for leaving a woman brain-damaged may have abandoned his sacred oath and become a killer. Did the hospital which refused to accept responsibility for the tragedy have Law silenced permanently? Or, with his wife little more than a vegetable, has David Cooper, believing he has been betrayed yet again, taken justice into his own hands? Charlie comes to realise the world of medicine can be a dangerous place.

Across the city, East End gangster, Sean Rafferty is preparing to exploit the already corrupt city council in a multi-million-pound leisure development known as Riverside. The project will be good for Glasgow. But not everybody is keen to work with Rafferty.

With more than money at stake, Sean will do anything to get his way. His motto, borrowed from his old man, is simple. Never take a no from somebody who can give you a yes. If that means murder, then so be it.

Charlie has crossed Rafferty’s path before and lived to tell the tale. He may not be so lucky a second time.