Open Grave

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DCI Jack Lambert is no stranger to inner demons, having struggled with his own since the admission about his sexuality.

When two bodies are discovered in an open grave, Lambert must put his personal worries aside and work the case. But when the body of a local thug shows up on the banks of the River Tyne, the DCI’s criminal past comes back to haunt him.

Meanwhile, a local celebrity singer claims that she is being stalked. Could there be a link to the killings? As the bodies start to pile up, Lambert realises the motive lies in the past and that the killer is taunting them. The clock is ticking. Can he catch the murderer, or will one of their own end up in an open grave?


A.M. Peacock was born and raised in the North East of England. After leaving university he spent seven years as a teacher in a local FE college before switching careers to become a trade union official. 

Having always been an avid reader, he took to writing after being encouraged to do so by his PGCE tutor. He has since gone on to produce a number of short stories, winning the Writers’ Forum Magazine competition on two occasions, as well as producing articles for both the local press and a university magazine.  

A.M. Peacock is passionate about crime fiction and his debut novel, Open Grave, is the first in what will become a series of DCI Jack Lambert books.


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Thursday 23 August 2018

The Naked Word

A live book reading taking place at The Town Wall, Newcastle from 7pm. This is a charitable event for the Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust. 

Saturday 13 October 2018

Bloodhound Books 'Meet The Authors'

I am attending a Bloodhound Books ‘Meet the authors’ event in Leeds at Be at One Bar (LS1 6EA) on 13th October between 3-6pm.

Saturday 29 September 2018

The Word, South Shields
2:30pm – 3:30pm

To celebrate the launch of his debut novel, Open Grave, crime writer A.M. Peacock will be coming to The Word to discuss his book!

There will also be an opportunity to ask A.M. any questions about his writing and get copies of the book signed!

Introducing A.M. Peacock

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Live reading by A.M. Peacock

Noir in the bar at The Town Wall, Newcastle
7:00pm onwards

Free entry

Saturday 24 November 2018

In Conversation with 'Crime Book Group'

Durham Waterstones 10-11am
Immediately followed by a book signing taking place until 2pm.
‘Open Grave’ will be available to purchase at the event.

Saturday 19 January 2019

Book Signing at Waterstones, Newcastle

A book signing taking place in Waterstones, Blackett Street, Newcastle.

Saturday 9 February 2019

I’ll be signing copies of Open Grave, from 11am-2pm, in store.

Saturday 23 February 2019

I’ll be signing copies of Open Grave, from 11am-1pm, in store.

Thursday 21 March 2019

Gateshead Book Group and signing at Gateshead Central Library

Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead.

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