Released on 22 January 2015.

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A short story

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From the creator of the Jessica Daniel series comes an all-new short story, set in Manchester.

Old acquaintances are about to be forgotten as Kitkat and his gormless mate Chris ring in the new year by popping to the 24-7 drive-thru for a bit of fried chicken.

They get more than they pay for.

As well as a grease-soaked bucket of cheap food, the server hands them a bag full of cash. But is it a mistake, where does the money come from, and can Kitkat get through New Year's Day without its owner asking for the money back?

This is a 7,000-word short story.

In the media

Plotting, high drama and characterisation are becoming the hallmarks of his thrillers
Lancashire Evening Post
A crime-writing colossus
The Sun