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Hackney Central

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Author – Michael K Foster.

Michael K Foster has been writing crime thriller novels since 2006, all of them based in and around the North East of England. His bestselling debut novel, ‘The Wharf Butcher’, was released in 2015 and offers a unique insight into this rugged landscape. He has now written six full-length novels featuring the hard-hitting DCI Jack Mason and local criminal profiler David Carlisle. His latest book in the series, ‘Hackney Central, is scheduled for release on 23rd April 2020.

Michael was born in Plymouth, England. After ten years’ service in the British Army, he moved to Newcastle where he gained an MBA degree from Sunderland University. A former Magistrate, he now writes full time and lives with his wife Pauline in County Durham.

Michael K Foster

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The Blurb –

Gripped by gang wars, London’s East End is plunged into an endless reign of terror. . .

Walk these streets at your peril!

When newly appointed Detective Sergeant Jack Mason steps through the doors of Hackney Central Police Station, he is tasked with his biggest nightmare. A pensioner lies dead, his flat has been ransacked, and no one is willing to talk.

But why pick on a vulnerable old man?

No stranger to London’s East End, Mason is under no illusion that the chance of finding the killer is slim. Gripped by notorious drug gangs, knife crime runs rife, and nowhere appears safe.

With time rapidly running out, it soon becomes clear that he’s dealing with a version of justice terrifyingly different to his own. . .
You’ll be hooked from the start by this gripping crime thriller. There’s tension, suspense, and a plot full of twists and turns. Why not find out more about Jack Mason’s early career, and order your copy today.

‘Start to finish, the author hardly gives you time to catch your breath’


‘Once again the author has delivered another gripping tale of murders that leaves the reader wanting more. Very believable, gruesome, well written and engaging to the end.’ 

Dan Brown.

Today is my stop on the Hackney Central blog tour. Many thanks to Sarah Hardy BOTBS for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – I was a fan of the author’s writing after reading Chameleon another book in the Jack Mason series.

This book set in 1993 sees Mason and his team look into the murder of a defenceless old man. The man lives on a notorious estate divided up by gangs, no-one is willing to talk for fear of reprisals. Mason meets one of the gang leaders up close and is sure he knows something about the death of the man.

The police flood the estate and the gang leaders are feeling the pressure.

Mason is joined by new recruit David Carlisle, a fast tracked policeman who works in the up and coming field of criminal profiling.

Really well written, highly recommended.

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3 thoughts on “Hackney Central

  1. Ooh this isn’t an author I’ve heard of before but I’ll definitely be on the lookout for his work now, this sounds like a tense and gripping review. Thanks for the recommendation.


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