Paul Finch

Interviewed 17 September 2016

Paul Finch

Paul Finch is a former cop and journalist, now turned full-time writer. He started out writing episodes of the British TV crime drama, The Bill, and has written extensively in the field of children’s animation and for Dr Who. However, he is probably best known for his work in thrillers, crime and horror. His best-known work to date is the five-novel DS Heckenburg crime series. Paul lives in Lancashire with his wife Cathy and his children, Eleanor and Harry.

Books by Paul Finch

Kiss of Death

The National Crime Group’s existence is at threat and so its members are instructed to hunt out a list of the most wanted criminals. DS ‘Heck’ Heckenberg is charged with finding one of the most wanted men in the UK.

Reviewed on 24 November 2018 by John Barnbrook


DC Lucy Clayburn’s father is a key figure in organised crime in the North West. Her career will be in trouble if this gets out.

Reviewed on 23 June 2018 by John Barnbrook

Ashes To Ashes

A killer has a caravan kitted out as a torture chamber, and he has moved to Bradburn, home of DS Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenberg. In the same town, there is another monstrous killer who, armed with a flame thrower, is burning his victims to death

Reviewed on 14 October 2017 by John Barnbrook


A woman, is murdering men in public pick-up spots. PC Lucy Clayburn forms part of the undercover team seeking to find the killer. As a result she unpacks much more about her life than she expected.

Reviewed on 17 September 2016 by John Barnbrook