Past Imperfect #1

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Two boys.

One Murder.

Sometimes justice takes more than a lifetime.

A car accident in California, a deadly assault in Provence, and two boys 30 years apart are left battling for their lives.

Dominic Fornier is the detective who finds himself at the heart of an investigation that becomes one of the largest and most important in French criminal history. More
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Words: 92,870
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301392384
About John Matthews

As any Hollywood executive will tell you, there are three main acts in a film - and I suppose it could be said that my writing career has followed the same path.

The first act was two novels written in my twenties, Basikasingo and Crescents of the Moon. Published by Hutchinson/Arrow Books in London, both did well, selling 100,000 plus. But I became distracted with other publishing ventures and didn't return to writing novels for some while.

That return (Act Two, if you will), was with one of my strongest books to date, Past Imperfect. A crime thriller with a difference - think in terms of John Grisham meets Stephen King, but with an atmospheric 1960s French setting - Past Imperfect went on to sell over 500,000 copies in 8 countries. The Last Witness, The Shadow Chaser and Ascension Day followed in similar crime-thriller style. This in turn led to me penning a film treatment for Past Imperfect and also a fresh film script, 'Blind School' (Act Three).

Part of this has also involved a book in a different style, crossing the mythology-political thriller genre, which has been particularly succesful with foreign rights sales, adding Brazil, Turkey, Portugal and Bulgaria to my existing list of teritories. Putting my back-list on Kindle - which has seen the three titles so far listed all in the top-ten legal thrillers list on Amazon (again!). And finally penning a new novel in collaboration with TV producer Richard Belfield (for which we've become J.R. Mattfeld) to kick-start a crime-detective series set in 1890s New York, the first of which involves Jack the Ripper (yes, you heard right!). More on that later...

John Matthews is a leading British author with total sales of 1.2 million books. He is the author of Basikasingo, Crescents of the Moon, Past Imperfect, The Second Amendment, The Last Witness, The Shadow Chaser, The Prophet and Letters from a Murderer (with Richard Belfield). Film scripts: Blind School and Of Lesser Angels.

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Review by: Eunice Korczak on July 12, 2014 : (no rating)
Well written, but be forewarned: the book is not complete in itself and the full story is available at neither Smashwords nor Barnes and Noble. Free or not, I would not have read this had I known it is only half the story.
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Review by: Barbara A. Webber on Aug. 13, 2013 : (no rating)
this story grabbed me at page one, and refused to let up....a real page turner and all night read. I cannot wait to read the sequel. A real writing talent.

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Review by: Barbara A. Webber on Aug. 13, 2013 : (no rating)
This story grabbed me at page
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