The 9th Hour

The 9th Hour
329 Pages
ISBN 978-0990600442

Everyone has secrets. Some more deadly than others.

When the ninth young girl falls into the clutches of a serial killer, maverick detective, David Temeke, faces a race against time to save her life.

The Duke City Police Department in Albuquerque, New Mexico is no stranger to gruesome murders, but this new serial killer on their block keeps the body parts of his eight young victims as trophies and has a worrying obsession with the number 9. The suspect is incarcerated in the state's high security penitentiary but Unit Commander Hackett is faced with a dilemma when another teenage girl goes missing.

Detective Temeke and his new partner, Malin Santiago, are sent to solve a baffling crime in the dense forests of New Mexico's Cimarron State Park. But time is running out. Can they unravel the mysteries of Norse legends and thwart the 9th Hour killer before he dismembers his next victim?

This is the first in the Detective Temeke Crime series. A unique noiresque modern detective novel.

Claire Stibbe

About Claire Stibbe (Albuquerque, New Mexico Author)

Claire Stibbe

Claire Stibbe is a graduate of the Albuquerque 50th Citizen's Police Academy, Sheriff’s Department CPA, Alumni member and reporter for Stand True 4 Blue. She has written four books in the Detective Temeke Crime series set in New Mexico. The first in the series is a finalist in the New Mexico/Arizona 2016 Book Awards for Fiction/Mystery/Suspense and two eBooks have been best-sellers on the Amazon kindle fiction Top 100 list. She is currently working on the fifth book.

In addition to writing crime fiction, Claire has published an Egyptian fiction series which was a gold medal recipient at Harper Collins Publishers showcase website, Authonomy. She is British and lives in the US.

You can find out more about the author at and on Twitter and Instagram @CMTStibbe

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