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James Carol

James Carol is the bestselling author of Broken Dolls, the first in a series of thrillers featuring FBI profiler and eccentric genius Jefferson Winter. Broken Dolls was released in the UK in January 2014 to rave reviews, with TV rights being snapped up by Sprout Pictures. To date, the books have been translated into eleven languages.

James also writes standalone thrillers under the pseudonym J. S. Carol. The first of these is The Killing Game, which is to be published by Bookouture in October 2016.

James lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and two children.

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The Quiet Man

In Vancouver, the wife of a millionaire is dead following an explosion in her own home.

Everyone thinks her husband is responsible, but former FBI profiler Jefferson Winter isn't so sure. The method is too perfect; the lack of mistakes, uncanny. He's seen a series of carefully orchestrated murders - once a year, on exactly the same day, a woman dies in a situation just like this one.

That date is fast approaching and Winter knows another victim has been selected. Can he identify the quiet man before he strikes again?

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Faber & Faber
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Prey

Has Jefferson Winter finally met his match?

Six years ago a young married couple were found brutally stabbed to death in their home in Upstate New York. Local police arrested a suspect who later committed suicide. But what if the police got it wrong?

Ex-FBI profiler Jefferson Winter is drawn into a deadly cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious female psychopath as she sets him a challenge: find out what really happened six years ago.

The clock is ticking and, as Winter is about to find out, the endgame is everything.

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Faber & Faber
Czech Republic BB Art
Germany DTV
Russia AST
Thailand Jamsai
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Watch Me

It takes a genius to unmask madness…

Jefferson Winter has taken a new case in sunny Louisiana, where the only thing more intense than the heat is a killer on the loose in the small town of Eagle Creek.

Sam Galloway, a prominent lawyer from one of Eagle Creek's most respected families, has been murdered. All the sheriff's department have to go on, however, is a film of Galloway that shows him being burned alive.

Enter Winter, whose expertise is serial criminals. But in a town where secrets are rife and history has a way of repeating itself, can Winter solve the case before someone else dies? 
 

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Faber & Faber
Czech Republic BB Art
Germany DTV
Russia AST
Thailand Jamsai
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Broken Dolls

It takes a genius to catch a psychopath.

Jefferson Winter is no ordinary investigator. The son of one of America's most renowned serial killers, Winter has spent his life trying to distance himself from his father's legacy. Once a rising star at the FBI, he is now a freelance consultant, jetsetting around the globe helping local law enforcement agencies with difficult cases. He's not got Da Vinci's IQ but he's pretty close. 

When he accepts a particularly disturbing case in London, Winter arrives to find a city in the grip of a cold snap, with a psychopath on the loose who likes abducting and lobotomising young women. Winter must use all his preternatural brain power in order to work out who is behind the attacks, before another young woman becomes a victim.

As Winter knows all too well, however, not everyone who's broken can be fixed. 

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Faber & Faber
TV rights Sprout Pictures
China Pioneer
Czech Republic BB Art
Estonia Ersen
Germany DTV
Italy Giunti Editore
The Netherlands De Fontein
Poland Dom Wydawniczy Pwn
Russia AST
Spain La Esfera de los Libros
Thailand Jamsai
Taiwan (comp. Chinese characters) Doing
Turkey Panama Yayinlari
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Hush Little Baby

FBI profiler Yoko Tanaka is in Tampa, Florida helping the local PD with their 'Sandman' case. Three mothers and their daughters have been found murdered in their homes. The mothers have been brutally stabbed while the little girls' have been smothered in their beds and posed to look like they're sleeping.

Defying FBI protocol, Yoko makes a detour to Sarasota to entice Jefferson Winter to join the case. Winter has now graduated from college and is playing piano in a tourist bar. At first he's reluctant to get involved but that's the thing with Winter, what he says and what he means are usually two different things.

All Yoko knows is that he's the only person who can help her before the Sandman claims another two victims… but what Winter doesn't know is that Yoko might be the only person who can help him come to terms with his past.
 

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World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Faber & Faber
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Presumed Guilty

Special Agent Yoko Tanaka is one of the best profilers in the FBI. She's observant, smart and professional, but doesn't really play well with others. She's been called in to consult on the case of 'Valentino', a killer who steals his victims' hearts. Literally

With five women already dead, time is running out for the police to catch the killer before he strikes again.

Within twenty-four hours of Yoko's arrival they have a suspect in custody: a precocious nineteen-year-old kid called Jefferson Winter whose IQ is off the charts. He's also a textbook psychopath and the son of one of America's most notorious serial killers.

Not only does he confess to the murders, he knows details of the crimes that only the killer could know. It's an open and shut case. Or is it?

Presumed Guilty is the first in a thrilling e-short series, featuring Jefferson Winter, and will be published on 17th July 2014. 

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Faber & Faber
Germany DTV
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The Killing Game

Imagine you are having lunch at an exclusive restaurant, filled with Hollywood’s hottest stars.

And a masked gunman walks in and takes everyone hostage.

You must bargain for your life against a twisted individual who knows everything about you. 

He also has a bomb set to detonate if his heart rate changes. 

If he dies. You die. 

You have four hours to stay alive.

What would you do? 

A heart-stopping thriller with plenty of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat, for fans of Peter Swanson, Harlan Coben and Linwood Barclay.
 

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
Germany Aufbau
China Pioneer
Taiwan (comp. Chinese characters) Eurasian
Thailand Jamsai

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