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Zigic and Ferreira books in order: the complete series

DI Zigic and DS Ferreira from Peterborough’s Hate Crime Unit are the stars of Eva Dolan‘s brilliant police procedural series.

With each instalment, this series gets better and better. Eva’s books are not just dark, gritty, gripping mysteries – they’re also thought-provoking, probing novels that delve deep below the surface of communities and pick apart contemporary issues. Well-written with tight plots, the Zigic and Ferreira books make for truly powerful reads, and once you’ve picked one up you’ll struggle to put it down again.

If you’re yet to discover Eva Dolan’s writing, then what are you waiting for?! We promise you’re in for a treat.

Eva Dolan’s Zigic and Ferreira books in order:

Long Way Home by Eva Dolan

1. Long Way Home (2014)

A man is burnt alive in a shed. No witnesses, no fingerprints – only a positive ID of the victim as an immigrant with a long list of enemies.

Detectives Zigic and Ferreira are called in from the Hate Crimes Unit to track the killer, and are met with silence in a Fenland community ruled by slum racketeers, people-trafficking gangs and fear. Tensions rise. The clock is ticking – but nobody wants to talk.

Tell No Tales by Eva Dolan

2. Tell No Tales (2015)

Two men are kicked to death in brutal attacks. Caught on CCTV, the murderer hides his face – but raises a Nazi salute.

In a town riddled with racial tension, Detectives Zigic and Ferreira from the Hate Crimes Unit are under pressure to find the killer – but when a car ploughs into a bus stop early one morning, the detectives have another case on their hands, and soon the media are hounding them for answers. Riots break out, the leader of right-wing party steps into the spotlight, and Zigic and Ferreira must act fast – before more violence erupts.

After You Die by Eva Dolan

3. After You Die (2016)

DS Ferreira is back on the force after being severely injured in the line of duty. The first case to land on her desk takes her and DI Zigic to a brutal crime scene where a woman has been stabbed to death and her disabled daughter left to starve upstairs. The murdered woman is Dawn Prentice – a woman who had come to Ferreira for help when she and her daughter were being subjected to harassment.

As Ferreira battles her demons and Zigic clashes with another officer, the detectives realise that the Prentice case rests on one crucial question – who was the real target of the killer: mother or daughter?

Watch Her Disappear by Eva Dolan

4. Watch Her Disappear (2017)

The body is found by the river, near a spot popular with runners. With a serial rapist at work in the area, DI Zigic and DS Ferreira are initially confused when the Hate Crimes Unit is summoned to the scene. Until they discover that the victim, Corinne Sawyer, was born Colin Sawyer.

Police records reveal there have been violent attacks on trans women in the local area. Was Corinne a victim of mistaken identity? Or has the person who has been targeting trans women stepped up their campaign of violence? With tensions running high, and the force coming under national scrutiny, this is a complex case and any mistake made could be fatal…

Between Two Evils by Eva Dolan

5. Between Two Evils (2020)

As the country bakes under the relentless summer sun, a young doctor is found brutally murdered at his home in a picturesque Cambridgeshire village.

Is his death connected to his private life – or his professional one?

Dr Joshua Ainsworth worked at an all-female detention centre, one still recovering from a major scandal a few years before. Was he the whistle-blower – or an instigator?

As Detective Sergeant Ferreira and Detective Inspector Zigic begin to painstakingly reconstruct Dr Ainsworth’s last days, they uncover yet more secrets and more suspects. But this isn’t the only case that’s demanding their attention – a violent criminal has been released on a technicality and the police force know he will strike again: the only question is who will be his first victim…

One Half Truth by Eva Dolan

6. One Half Truth (2021)

Jordan Radley was an aspiring journalist: hard working, well-liked, dedicated. His first major story – looking at the fallout following the closure of a major local factory – had run recently and looked to be the first step in his longed-for career. Even after the story ran, Jordan continued to stay in contact with those he interviewed: he was on his way back from their social club the night he was murdered.

But as the detectives quickly discover, not only was Jordan killed, but those responsible also broke into his house, taking his laptop and notes. What was he researching that might have led to his death? And can this really be linked to another case – long ruled an accident – in the same area?

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There you have it – Eva Dolan’s Zigic and Ferreira books in order! How many have you read? Let us know in the comments below…

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