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A female detective with a point to prove in a man’s world


COnfession wins gold at 2022 global book awards

In May 2022 Confession was awarded the gold medal in the Mystery/Crime Thriller category at the Global Book Awards.

Commenting, Author Steve Dickinson said, “I am extremely proud that my debut novel, Confession, has received this award.  This is an honour, not only for me, but also for my wonderful support team of beta-readers, reviewers, editor and cover designers. The book’s setting deserves a special mention too. I hope this award entices even more of my readers to visit the beautiful and mysterious city of Budapest.”

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Can Erika find the ‘Budapest Butcher’ before he strikes again?

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What’s the Story?

  • A woman murdered in her Budapest apartment.
  • A rising body count in a terrified city.
  • A link to Hungary’s dark past.
  • A serial killer who tortures his victims.
  • A female detective with a point to prove in a man’s world.

A must-read female detective crime thriller for fans of Lynda la Plante, Jo Nesbo, Janice Frost, Rachel McLean, Ann Cleves and Helen H. Durrant.


Confession is a superb novel that has everything a reader would want in a story. It has thrilling narrative, magnificent plot development, and excellent characterisation that will thrill and excite its readers. So of course, I have to award this impressive piece of literature FIVE STARS!

Aimee Ann, Red Headed Book Lover, 15 July 2022

A THrilling new anthology of short stories

Breakneck is the result of an exciting collaboration between Steve Dickinson and eight other great thriller authors. 

Readers of Steve’s novel, ‘Confession,’ will already be familiar with ‘The House of Terror,’ in Budapest. His own short story contribution to Breakneck, entitled ‘The House of Terror,’ is set inside that awful place during the Hungarian uprising of 1956. It is written as a prequel to Confession and introduces at least one of the characters from the novel. You’ll have to read the story to find out which of the characters feature. Breakneck provides lots of great reading. What’s even better, you can download it FREE to your device by clicking on the button below. You will then be shown some download options. Just click on the icon of your e-reader app of choice.

Wishing you a thrilling read. 

Download this exclusive EXTRA Chapter for free!

If you’ve already read Confession, pour yourself a coffee and read this extra chapter. It’s the tale of how Erika Kelemen came to be thrown out of the Budapest Murder Squad. It was edited from the final version but provides some important elements of Erika’s backstory. Click here to claim your copy NOW!

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Confession is a detective story, a mystery, a historical thriller, even a love story—all rolled into one. It’s fast-paced and a page-turner (it kept me up very late!). The unusual setting—present-day Budapest, with a mystery harking back to the Communist era—adds to the interest. Erika, the main character, is complex and realistic, and the reader is rooting for her throughout. Extremely well written—hard to believe this is a first novel! Can’t wait for the next book in the series.

Carol Hand – Amazon Review, 13 January 2022

I started reading Confession on a cold Monday evening when I felt like getting stuck into a good thriller and I had finished it by the Friday! Fascinating characters and plot-turns with a good dose of real history to get your teeth into as well. Highly recommended.

Mel H – Amazon Review, 6 January 2022
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