One in Custody: A short story (Maeve Kerrigan)
By (author) Jane Casey
From award-winning author Jane Casey comes an exciting short detective story following Maeve Kerrigan and Josh Derwent.Everyone is capable of murder…`I’ve killed my husband.’Those are the words Sheila Gleeson greets the police with when they arrive on her doorstep. There is a murder weapon, fingerprints, a confession. It’s clearly premeditated murder, end of the story.Or is it?Because when detectives Maeve Kerrigan and Josh Derwent dig a little deeper, they realise things might not be quite what they seem. And soon, they’re forced to question whether the woman in their custody really is as guilty as she seems, or if the killer is still on the loose…To avoid disappointment, please note this story has previously been published in the back of the Tesco edition of Let the Dead Speak.
Jane Casey is no stranger to the crime world. Married to a criminal barrister, she’s got the inside track on some of the country’s most dangerous offenders, giving her writing an unsettlingly realistic feel.This authenticity has made her novels international bestsellers and critical successes. They have been nominated for several awards and in 2015 Jane won both the Mary Higgins Clark Award and Irish Crime Novel of the Year for The Stranger You Know and After the Fire, respectively. She is also an active member of Killer Women, a London-based group of crime writers.Born in Dublin, Jane now lives in southwest London with her husband and two children.