Pure Evil

The 4th book in the Jack Warr series

Pure Evil by Lynda La Plante Book Cover

All killers want to make the front page.

The new Jack Warr novel — available in hardback and ebook from 30th March 2023


It was supposed to be a simple case: a young man arrested for armed assault.

But it was just the beginning.

As Rodney Middleton awaits trial, Detective Jack Warr is warned by his mentor DCI Ridley that they have only scratched the surface of the man’s crimes.

Then DCI Ridley is suddenly removed from his post. No one is to contact him – and no one will say why.

As Warr digs into Middleton’s past, Ridley calls pleading for help, now accused of a murder he insists he didn’t commit.

To catch a monster and exonerate his friend, Warr must weed out the lies. But what awaits Warr if he uncovers the truth?

Praise for BURIED, the first Jack Warr novel

“Lynda La Plante does a cracking job… in Buried. DC Jack Warr is clearly destined for higher things, and I look forward to following his progress.”
―  PETER ROBINSON, No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the DCI Banks series.

“A compelling, clever plot with a brilliant cast of diverse characters. Utterly riveting”
― RACHEL ABBOTT, million-selling author of ONLY THE INNOCENT

“Packed with revealing flashbacks, fast-paced action, an unforgettable cast of characters, including the restless, unpredictable Jack Warr, and La Plante’s dark, satirical brand of northern humour, Buried is a masterclass in visual storytelling.”
― Lancashire Post

“This has a gritty and twisty plot which is so engrossing, but for me the real marvel is the characters. They are all so well developed and their personal lives and stories are heartbreaking at times, so well written you forget this is fiction.”
― Orlando Books Blog

“In a book with numerous twists and turns, we were treated to a proper ‘gasp’ moment at the end, which, although shocking, was in-keeping with what we had read about Jack. This set up the next book nicely and I can’t wait to read where Lynda La Plante takes DC Warr next. Buried is a book that I can definitely imagine on the small screen, so I have my fingers crossed that it will be optioned for TV. This promises to be another huge hit for the author.”
― Go Buy The Book

  • Hardback ISBN 978-1804181119
  • eBook ASIN B0BQW8YFM1

The Jack Warr Series