The Decalogue (DCI Priest Series - Book 1) 
“Really enjoyed this read. It was a bit unexpected as I've not heard anything about the author. The first book in a series is always nice, with no catching up to do. You learn how the characters work and the pattern is set for years to come. I will be getting his following books as soon as I hear about them. Very enjoyable and I feel I've found another good author to follow." 
 
AMAZON REVIEWER 
“This was the first book of the DCI Priest series I have read, and I shall be reading many more, the story was well written, and the plot was good, I like this DCI, so all in all I would say that it is well worth reading.” 
 
AMAZON REVIEWER 
“Very good debut novel from Mark Pettinger. Very detailed. Made me wanting more. Can't wait for the next book. When is that?” 
 
AMAZON REVIEWER 
“A good start to a series looking forward to book 2. Kept me enthralled from start to finish nice one.” 
 
AMAZON REVIEWER 
“Absolutely brilliant! Really gritty plot and kept you guessing, I would highly recommend this book!” 
 
AMAZON REVIEWER 
“Great story, well written, hope there is more to come in the DCI Priest Series. Will be keeping a look out.” 
 
AMAZON REVIEWER 
“A good, solid murder mystery novel with a great pace that kept me reading way beyond my bedtime!. The characters are all pretty well rounded, and I enjoyed the various sub-plots involving the police officers almost as much as the main action surrounding the serial killer.” 
 
AMAZON REVIEWER 
““Fast paced. Page Turner and enjoyable. I got the killer as soon as the character entered the storyline, but then I do read a lot of crime fiction. I still enjoyed every chapter." 
 
AMAZON REVIEWER 
“This is an excellent read designed to keep you reading with no hint of the murderer until well into the second half of the book. Looking forward to reading more of this author.” 
 
AMAZON REVIEWER 
“I thoroughly enjoyed this book, loved the characters, and can't wait for the next one. It was a joy to read.” 
 
AMAZON REVIEWER 
“First book I have read from this author will look for more” 
 
AMAZON REVIEWER 
“Excellent, kept me interested right to the end and left me wanting more. Hope this isn't the last we have seen of Priest and his colleagues. Await next book eagerly.” 
 
AMAZON REVIEWER 
“This is the first book I have read from Mark Pettinger but definitely will not be the last. I was hooked from the start. He has a lovely writing style, the story flows and we find out more about DCI Priest as we go along.” 
 
AMAZON REVIEWER 
“A real and down to earth police book. A new detective is on the block. An exciting and a surprise ending to this book makes me want to read more by this author. Thoroughly enjoyed it.” 
 
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Tick Tock Time's Up (DCI Priest Series - Book 2) 
"I was looking forward to the second DCI Priest novel and on many levels this did not disappoint me." 
 
AMAZON REVIEWER 
““I'm an avid reader of Stephen King and Dean Koontz books and though this is more thriller rather than horror this was just as an enjoyable read as the best Koontz or King books. Kept me gripped from start to finish so much that I finished it in three days as I just couldn't put it down. Every spare minute I was picking it up to see what would happen next. Loved it and can’t wait for more books from this writer. I am usually quite disappointed with the endings of books too but not with this one!” 
 
AMAZON REVIEWER 
“Definitely worth a read. Gripping.” 
 
AMAZON REVIEWER 
“A final twist, which I didn't see coming! A good second story, will certainly read more. Loved it!” 
 
AMAZON REVIEWER 
“Read both books in the series, enjoyed the first one couldn’t put the second one down! I hear there is a third one out this year, so looking forward to reading it. I read Patricia Cornwall, James Paterson and Lee Childs among others, this author easily on a par.” 
 
AMAZON REVIEWER 
“I enjoyed the first book but this was a different level. Great pace from the off I struggled to put this down. The author has clearly matured his writing style. Hope book three is in the pipeline!” 
 
AMAZON REVIEWER 
“I was asked to review the author’s debut novel last year on behalf of www.e-thriller.com..... The second book did not disappoint…..I have enjoyed both books and really like this author’s style of writing. I feel this author is going places and can see him up there with the established crime authors. Fans of this author will be hoping there is a book three and beyond. A great read highly recommended.” 
 
AMAZON REVIEWER 
“The story is engaging and captivating and for me it’s clear that Mark Pettinger is getting his grip on the DCI Priest books, the protagonists and the storylines.” 
 
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Paper Soldiers (DCI Priest Series - Book 3) 
“"This is a scary and unpredictable world and one which Pettinger seems to effortlessly bring to life on the page." 
 
READANDRATED.COM 
“If you like crime and/or police procedurals and can handle graphic violence, then you may enjoy Paper Soldiers” 
 
MEREDITH RANKIN 
"A fast paced thriller which takes care to show the inner workings of a gang in the Greater Manchester area..... The book was packed with action and there was plenty of content" 
 
NEXT TO THE AISLE 
"...a real page turner. I was on the edge of my seat, flipping the pages as quickly as I could. ... The pacing was fantastic and I was entertained the entire way through." 
 
JESSICA BELMONT 
“The 3rd instalment in the DCI Priest series and it does not disappoint.” 
 
AMAZON REVIEWER 
“This is definitely the best book in the series. It seems like the author has found his style and pace. From the very first page, this story hurtles along and you find it hard to put down. Some likeable characters are forming and you find yourself getting immersed in the book. A true gangland thriller. The author can be proud of this effort and can quite rightly ask to be seated at the top table with the likes of Ian Rankin, Mark Billingham and Peter Robinson. Let's hope the 4th instalment of Priest is already in the making.” 
 
AMAZON REVIEWER 
“It is 5 stars from me for this one, it was a well-developed story that was packed with action and thoroughly enjoyable – very highly recommended!!” 
 
DONNA’S BOOK BLOG 
"Paper Soldiers is superbly written. The author certainly grabs your attention from the start with the discovery of a body in rather unusual circumstances. The book wasn't exactly glued to my hand but it might as well have been because it travelled everywhere with me. I couldn't bear to miss a single second of the story. As desperate as I was to ration how much I read in one go, I was unable to stop reading because I was enjoying the story too much!! The pages turned over at a furious rate and at one point the page numbers became a blur." 
 
GINGER BOOK GEEK 
"I seemed to almost feel the pain rising off the pages. Compulsive reading for any crime enthusiasts, it will keep you engrossed to the very end." 
 
BOOKS BEHIND THE TITLE 
"I give this cracking novel an easy 5 stars and look forward to reading more about DCI Priest’s adventures soon." 
 
DAMP PEBBLES 
“I think this was my favourite from the series so far. Couldn't put it down and thoroughly enjoyed it. Really connected with the characters and there was brilliant detail to the most dramatic scenes. I'm into horror/thriller books and this was right up my street.” 
 
AMAZON REVIEWER 
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