The Santa Killer by Ross Greenwood / #Review #BlogTour @rararesources @greenwoodross

DI Barton #6

The Santa Killer is coming to town…

One night less than two weeks before Christmas, a single mother is violently assaulted. It’s a brutal crime at the time of year when there should be goodwill to all. When DI Barton begins his investigation, he’s surprised to find the victim is a woman with nothing to hide and no reason for anyone to hurt her.

A few days later, the mother of the woman attacked rings the police station. Her granddaughter has drawn a shocking picture. It seems she was looking out of the window when her mother was attacked. And when her grandmother asks the young girl who the person with the weapon is, she whispers two words.

Bad Santa.

The rumours start spreading, and none of the city’s women feel safe – which one of them will be next?

He’s got a list. It’s quite precise. It won’t matter even if you’re nice.




This is book 6 of the series and I only met DI Barton and his team in the previous book. I instantly fell in love with a lot of the recurring characters. The police team works well together and in my opinion it’s because they are more like friends than colleagues. The banter and jokes between them are to die for.

I also love the DI’s family. His wife and children are hilarious and it seems like they have the perfect dog to fit in with them too.

It’s a few days before Christmas.  The festive season should be a time filled with love, joy and peace. It’s cold and wet outside, but it does not keep the baddies inside. It might even be an ideal time for crime. Nobody is out on the streets and people have closed their curtains to keep make it more cosy in their living rooms. The chance of being spotted is very small. Playtime for the crooks, unfortunately.

Why does this person choose these victims? That’s were DI Barton comes in, ready to nail the perpetrator.

The end. Well, not quite. If you want to find out more, I suggest you pick up a copy. You won’t regret it.

A killer is often a patient and very clever person. It takes some planning in order to commit a crime and manage to escape the clutches of the police. Once they start to rush things along, they make mistakes and find themselves behind bars.

I love it when the police, slowly but surely, closes in on them and give them what they deserve: make them a guest of Her Majesty.

It’s always hard to finish a book and having to say goodbye to your favourite people. You were in their company for a few hours and you miss them dearly when are gone. Its weird how you can connect to fictional people. 😊

I enjoyed this adventure. 4 stars.

Thank you


About the author

Ross Greenwood is the bestselling author of ten crime thrillers. Before becoming a full-time writer he was most recently a prison officer and so worked everyday with murderers, rapists and thieves for four years. He lives in Peterborough.


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Twitter: @greenwoodross



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