Binary Witness

Book one of The Amy Lane Mysteries
Police detectives rely on Amy Lane to track the digital debris of their most elusive criminals—when she’s not in the throes of a panic attack. After two students disappear in Cardiff, Amy uncovers photographic evidence that they’ve been murdered. From the safety of her computer, she looks through the city’s digital eyes to trace the steps of a killer.

Amy’s investigation requires footwork, however, and the agoraphobic genius can’t hack it alone. She turns to her newly-hired cleaner, ex-con Jason Carr. Jason is fascinated by both Amy and the work, and can’t refuse even when she sends him into situations that risk returning him to prison.

The killer strikes again and again, and Amy and Jason are the only investigators closing in on him. But Amy’s psyche is cracking under the strain, and Jason’s past is catching up with him. To stop the next murder, they must hold their unconventional partnership together at any cost.

Praise for Binary Witness:

“A fantastic flawed but brilliant partnership. The role of the digital world in catching criminals gives this book a new and exciting edge.” #10 on WHSmith’s Crime Books We Want to See on The Big Screen

“Authentic, intriguing & visual crime drama I can see off the page & on screen – the unlikely duo of agoraphobic Amy Lane and ex-con Jason Carr brings to mind a Cardiff-based NCIS, mixed with the visual flair of CSI and the tech of PERSON OF INTEREST.” Lucy V Hay, author and script editor at

“Deft writing, fabulous characterisation and a plot that never lets go.” Dave Sivers, author of the Archer and Baines crime series.

“A bloody brilliant romantic mystery with a bite of British wit!” Julie M Rowe, author

“Binary Witness is an unashamed geeky mash-up of crime references…Claverton’s eventual revelation of the identity of the killer is a terrific sleight of hand.” Crime Thriller Fella

“Claverton manages the unlikely conjuring trick of making [Amy] both vulnerable and dominant, impossibly frail and yet with a core of steel.” Crime Fiction Lover – 4* review

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