William Hussey: Killing Jericho

This review is written with thanks to Pigeonhole for the opportunity to read Killing Jericho.


Scott Jericho thought he’d worked his last case. Fresh out of jail, the disgraced former detective is forced to seek refuge with the fairground family he once rejected.

Then a series of bizarre murders comes to light – deaths that echo a century-old fairground legend. The police can’t connect the victims. But Jericho knows how the legend goes; that more murders are certain to follow.

As Jericho unpicks the deadly mystery, a terrifying question haunts him. As a direct descendant of one of the victims in the legend, is Jericho next on the killer’s list?

From the award-winning author of The Outrage comes Killing Jericho, the gothic, helter-skelter thriller debut that introduces crime fiction’s first ever Traveller detective, Scott Jericho.


As you will know, I love a new series, so I was really excited to get stuck into Killing Jericho. Scott Jericho is not your typical investigator: he’s an ex-police officer, ex-con and member of the travelling community, and this makes the story even more interesting. I was fascinated not just by the investigation, but by Jericho’s back story and despite his clear propensity for violence, I could not help but root for him. 

Jericho’s investigation takes him to a number of different locations. William Hussey always ensured that the reader came with him through the descriptions and this helped me to immerse myself in the story. I really looked forward to a new stave every morning! 

Jericho and his family are travellers, and this is a community I don’t know much about. The author builds up a clear picture of this lifestyle and I enjoyed learning more. 

William Hussey’s plotting is absolutely brilliant. Throughout Killing Jericho, he places several subtle clues as to the answers, but I was still completely unprepared for what was coming and I loved the way everything came together! 

I’m definitely looking forward to reading more from Scott Jericho and William Hussey!

Killing Jericho is available from Amazon.

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