I live in Oxford with my wife and two children. An avid reader myself, I also enjoy playing golf and holidays with the family. I started writing in 2016 after moving to part time working, giving me the time to realise my ambition of getting a book written and published. I have published four books, The Lost Years (Matador) in 2019, Plutus (Matador) in 2020 and Deadly Connections (The Book Guild) in 2021. My fourth book The Sins of the Father (The Book Guild) was out in September 2022 and my fifth book The Devil's Code, is out in September 2023.
I previously worked as a full-time programme manager with Thames Valley Police for thirteen years and use some of this knowledge gained in my writing. I also offer speaker talks alongside my writing career.
Sarah Braintree is the best Chief of Police that Jersey has ever had but the day after her success is celebrated by the government, someone starts killing people.
Cryptic notes left on the victims’ pique Sarah’s interest in the case, and she breaks all protocols by deciding to lead the investigation herself.
As the crime spree intensifies, Sarah’s previous credibility is slowly eroded, and her ineffectual team seems powerless to stop the perpetrator terrorising the island.
Will Sarah ever catch this killer and find out why they are doing it?
Are you ready to play the game of Deadly Connections?
Colin Wade previously worked as a full-time programme manager with Thames Valley Police for thirteen years. He is currently working in admin at Oxford High School and also does some exam invigilation for Oxford Sixth Form College. With more time on his hands, he turned to writing in 2016 and has published two books, The Lost Years and Plutus with Matador. He lives in Oxford with his wife and two grown-up children.
DCI Matthew McCallum is a cultured copper, overseeing major crime for Police Scotland in Edinburgh and surrounding areas. A few months from retirement, he is hoping for a quieter life, but another case of murder hits his desk, closely followed by two more cases.
A man hanging in his house, a woman brutally stabbed to death and an arson attack on a community centre stretch his team to the limit. Devil symbology is left at each crime scene, leading them to conclude that they have a serial killer on their hands.
Just as the situation threatens to get out of control, they catch a break and apprehend a suspect. However, it soon becomes clear that the person they have in custody is only one small part of a dark and disturbing plan.
The killing doesn’t stop, leading Matthew and his team on a wild and frightening journey to discover the real reasons behind the murder spree.
Will Matthew be able to crack The Devil’s Code?
In 2016, Colin Wade decided to leave his full-time career to give him time to write alongside a part-time job at a local school. He published his first novel, The Lost Years¸ in 2019. He has published a novel each year since then: Plutus in 2020, Deadly Connections in 2021 and The Sins of the Father in 2022. The Devil’s Code is his latest book.
Halle Jacobs has just landed her dream job as an investigative reporter for an up-and-coming TV production company. She is immediately thrust into an investigation about an unusually high number of childhood cancer cases on an East London housing estate.
Ably assisted by her researcher Todd, she is confronted by a community that, rather than pulling together under these distressing circumstances, is torn apart by intolerance and racism.
Halle progresses the investigation, identifying two family firms that were involved in the construction of the housing estate back in the 80s. Both firms are run by strong patriarchal figureheads. As she delves deeper into the two families, Halle comes across a mother in prison for murder, a set of ruthless business men, a suspicious money trail and a daughter determined to find out what is going on between the two firms.
Will Halle crack this case and expose The Sins of the Father?
Colin Wade previously worked as a full-time programme manager with Thames Valley Police for thirteen years. He is currently working in admin at Oxford High School and does some exam invigilation for Oxford Sixth Form College. With more time on his hands, he turned to writing in 2016 and has published three books, The Lost Years (Matador), Plutus (Matador) and Deadly Connections (The Book Guild). He lives in Oxford with his wife and two grown-up children.