The Detective Erika Foster crime series

Author: Bryndza, Robert

Publication Date:

July 2022



Original language and publisher

Territories Sold

Brazil (Grupo Autentica)
Czech Republic (Grada)
Denmark (Jentas)
Dutch (Boekerij )
Hebrew (Rimonim)
Portugal (Alma Dos Livros)
Slovakia (Grada)
Sweden (Jentas)
Turkey (Yabanci)
Ukraine (Bookchef)


Crime & Thrillers

Number of copies sold:

3.5 Million copies sold in the series, 85,000 copies (books 7-8)

The Detective Erika Foster crime series

Author: Bryndza, Robert


Territories handled: China, Taiwan, Croatia, France, Greece, Israel, Hungary, Korea, Lithuania, Norway, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, Slovenia, Thailand, Turkey.

Robert Bryndza is a master of the crime thriller genre, and he proves so with Fatal Witness! — NetGalley reviewer 

This is a well-written, suspenseful, complex, edge-of-your-seat thriller that will leave you breathless!— NetGalley reviewer 

This has been a spectacular series to date, and I just couldn’t wait for the next adventure. Fatal Witness certainly did not disappoint!— NetGalley reviewer

Book 7: Fatal Witness (July, 2022)

Robert Bryndza’s Detective Erika Foster series has sold over 5 million copies in the English language, and has been translated into 30 languages.

How do you find a killer who has destroyed all the evidence?

Detective Erika Foster is on a late-night walk near her new house in Blackheath when she stumbles upon the brutal murder of Vicky Clarke, a true-crime podcaster. Erika is assigned to the case and discovers that Vicky had been working on a new podcast episode about a sexual predator who preys on young female students around South London, staking out his victims in their halls of residence before breaking in at the dead of night. When Erika discovers that Vicky’s notes and sound recordings were stolen from her flat at the time of her murder, it leads her to believe that Vicky was close to unmasking the attacker, and she was killed to guarantee her silence.

The case takes on a disturbing twist when the body of a young Bulgarian student doctor is discovered in the same building, and this makes Erika question everything she thought she knew about Vicky. With very little evidence, the clock is ticking to find the killer before he strikes again.

Book 8: Lethal Vengeance (February, 2024)

The man lay on his front, his arms and legs bound and pulled up with a rope connecting the two. His head was arched back, so he faced the curtains, and there was masking tape over his mouth. Erika gingerly reached out and checked his pulse. Yep. Dead all right.

When Detective Erika Foster finds politician Neville Lomas naked, hog-tied, and dead in his own bed, skittish higher-ups at the Met quickly rule the death from natural causes. Case closed . . . until two months later when a well-known casting director and a star footballer are found murdered and tied with the same knots. The Met can no longer ignore what’s staring them in the face: there’s a serial killer loose in London, and they’re out to settle a score.

As Erika and her team investigate, things take a strange turn as CCTV footage turns up five female suspects . . . and they’re all identical.

In the hunt to identify the women, Erika is outpaced at every turn by an elusive sex worker with dirt on enough powerful men to make the Met’s top brass nervous – and desperate. As time ticks away until the killer strikes again, it’s up to Erika to untangle the web of evidence and answer the critical questions: What ties the victims together, who else is caught up in this scandal, and how far are the higher-ups willing to go to protect their own?

Gripping, tense and impossible to put down, Lethal Vengeance will have you on the edge of your seat, racing to the final dramatic page.