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Award winning Yorkshire born author Ray Clark’s new crime novel, Impunity, has now been released by his UK publisher, The Book Folks.

In 1995, Ray successfully placed a 3’000 word essay on the author Graham Masterton, with The British Fantasy Society for one of their in-house magazines, Dark Horizons, which saw the start of a long and varied writing career. A book length adaptation, Manitou Man followed in 1998, which was nominated for the World and British Fantasy Awards.

Ray’s previous books in the Northern Crimes series include Impurity, Imperfection, Implant, Impression, Imposition, Imposture, Impassive and Impious have all been published by London based publisher, The Book Folks, as E-Books and paperbacks, with audio books published through WF Howes.

Further publications include another cross genre novel, Resurrection, and the author’s stand-alone novella, Ryder On The Storm, in 2019, a collection of short stories including three from the Northern Crimes series.

Impunity sees detectives Stewart Gardener and Sean Reilly called out to the market town of Bramfield, near Leeds, in the early hours of the morning to attend a very disturbing scene where a young girl has staggered to the rear of the local police station, unable to make it any further.

She subsequently dies in front of the desk sergeant. The post mortem reveals something sinister and beyond belief. What follows is a very disturbing investigation into the dark side of the human psyche.

Award winning Yorkshire born author Ray Clark’s new crime novel, Impunity, has now been released by his UK publisher, The Book Folks.

In 1995, Ray successfully placed a 3’000 word essay on the author Graham Masterton, with The British Fantasy Society for one of their in-house magazines, Dark Horizons, which saw the start of a long and varied writing career. A book length adaptation, Manitou Man followed in 1998, which was nominated for the World and British Fantasy Awards.

Ray’s previous books in the Northern Crimes series include Impurity, Imperfection, Implant, Impression, Imposition, Imposture, Impassive and Impious have all been published by London based publisher, The Book Folks, as E-Books and paperbacks, with audio books published through WF Howes.

Further publications include another cross genre novel, Resurrection, and the author’s stand-alone novella, Ryder On The Storm, in 2019, a collection of short stories including three from the Northern Crimes series.

Impunity sees detectives Stewart Gardener and Sean Reilly called out to the market town of Bramfield, near Leeds, in the early hours of the morning to attend a very disturbing scene where a young girl has staggered to the rear of the local police station, unable to make it any further.

She subsequently dies in front of the desk sergeant. The post mortem reveals something sinister and beyond belief. What follows is a very disturbing investigation into the dark side of the human psyche.

Impunity is the tenth standalone book in a bestselling series of murder mysteries by Ray Clark, featuring DI Stewart Gardener and DS Sean Reilly. Each book has only a one-word title, beginning with the letters IMP, and all set within Leeds or the surrounding areas.

Three of Ray’s stories have previously been nominated for awards, including Purple Rain, by The Writer’s Digest for best short story of 2007 and Promises To Keep, short-listed and given an honourable commendation by The Tom Howard Foundation in the U.S. in 2009.

In 2019, Ray reached the semi-final of the Screencraft Cinematic Short Story Award in the U.S. His story, Lost And Found, paid tribute to the creator of The Twilight Zone, Rod Serling.

Impunity is the tenth standalone book in a bestselling series of murder mysteries by Ray Clark, featuring DI Stewart Gardener and DS Sean Reilly. Each book has only a one-word title, beginning with the letters IMP, and all set within Leeds or the surrounding areas.

Three of Ray’s stories have previously been nominated for awards, including Purple Rain, by The Writer’s Digest for best short story of 2007 and Promises To Keep, short-listed and given an honourable commendation by The Tom Howard Foundation in the U.S. in 2009.

In 2019, Ray reached the semi-final of the Screencraft Cinematic Short Story Award in the U.S. His story, Lost And Found, paid tribute to the creator of The Twilight Zone, Rod Serling.

Blog Tour

Impunity is currently on a Blog Tour and receiving great reviews. Please view just some of the recent comments below….

Please Email for information on photographs, interview opportunities or review copies.

Explore Northern Crimes for all the latest information and new releases. 

Give Ray a call for more information on photographs, interview opportunities or review copies.

Blog Tour

Impunity is currently on a Blog Tour and receiving great reviews. Please view just some of the recent comments below….

Please Email for information on photographs, interview opportunities or review copies.

Explore Northern Crimes for all the latest information and new releases. 

For more information, photographs, interview opportunities or review copies, contact Ray on 07709 820886.

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The inspiration for Impunity came from a friend (although he doesn’t know) who’d been suffering ill health and had to go into hospital to have his gall bladder removed, which has in fact happened to quite a lot of people I know. That suddenly started me off on a path of questioning which organs you could and couldn’t afford to lose, and the effect on your body if you did; in particular, what could happen if a major organ such as your kidneys were removed, how long you’d live, and how distressing it might turn out to be. That was very interesting.

Competetion WInner

Congratulations to Toby Dawtrey, the winner of our recent competition. 
Toby was randomly generated by our computer, with the correct answer to the set question, which was C. 1959 Triumph T120 Bonneville. Ray has now signed and posted a copy of Impunity to Toby.

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Synopsis

A young woman passes out on the streets of a quiet village… unfortunate, but surely not a serious incident. That’s until Yorkshire police discover the terrible truth.

The victim has had her kidneys removed. Inevitably, she doesn’t survive the ordeal.

Who could even think of doing such a thing, let alone carry it out?

That’s what Detective Stewart Gardener and his team will have to determine.

Yet even if the cops find the perpetrator, they’ll be faced with someone who has a trick up their sleeve to escape being held accountable for their actions.

Will a cruel killer once again escape justice?