The Devil's Code

The Devil's Code

By Colin Wade

Format: Paperback

(2 customer reviews)

Publication Date: 28 Sep 2023


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Categories: Crime and Thrillers

ISBN: 9781915853257


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.


Anne Fox (Guest Review) - 06 Oct, 2023

This was a strange one. I started reading it and was thinking it was lightweight. The story didn’t dwell on detail, everything moved along at a rate of knots.. I had worked out a major theme in the plot about a quarter of the way through. I was tempted to give up. I persevered and found that the second half of the story was much better. I ended up ready the whole book in one day! The ending suggests that there is a possibility of a sequel. I will look out for more by this author. Thank you to NetGalley and The Book Guild for a prepublication ebook in return for an honest review.

Tracey Chappell, Promoting Crime Fiction (Guest Review) - 22 Jan, 2024

An absorbing and gripping thriller that had my heart racing. Another brilliant author who I have never come across before. A very highly recommended book.

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