Hello! You’ve found the website of the writer Luca Veste. I am a writer of Italian and Scouse heritage, married with two young daughters, and one of nine children, I’m also a mature student, studying Psychology and Criminology at university in Liverpool.

My first book, ‘Dead Gone’, is available now in ebook format and was released in January 2014 in paperback, by the HarperCollins imprint¬†‘Avon’.

In January 2015, it will be published in Germany by the Random House imprint ‘Blanvalet’, under the title ‘Die Lektion Des Todes’.

The second Murphy and Rossi novel – ‘The Dying Place’ – is out now in ebook format and available here – Amazon UK¬†– and also out in paperback 4th December 2014.

Dead Gone Front Cover

I edited the `Off the Record’ charity anthology series, which features short stories from some of the top names in British and US fiction.

I am represented by Philip Patterson at Marjacq Scripts Ltd Рenquiries@marjacq.com

A former civil servant, actor, singer and guitarist (although I still pick it up now and again), I now divide my time between home life, university work and writing.

Dead Gone available in ebook format here – Amazon UK

The Dying Place available in ebook format here – Amazon UK

Paperback available in all good bookshops!

34 thoughts on “

  1. I’m so glad you managed to write a book it looks amazing! You have achieved so much. Love Gabby, Lucy and Meghan x

  2. Hiya Luca,
    Never done this before! I haven’t even finished ‘Dead Gone’ but feel that compliments are due already. The story line and characters are very credible and perhaps it’s that ‘it could so easily happen’ concept that makes it so frightening.
    And I haven’t even got to the end yet!
    Luca, if this is what you’re capable of in your first book, then give us a shout when your second one’s out, and meanwhile love and thanks from Jill in Sheffield, the 96 and good people here are with you all the way. XxxxxX

  3. Just read your book today in one sitting. Couldn’t put it down. Managed to guess the killer towards the end, such a well written story. Can’t wait for the next one. Thank you.

  4. Just bought your book after seeing reviews on amazon and about to read it. Delighted to see an ex pupil doing so well. Keep it up!!
    Alan Gosling.

    • Hello, sir! Fantastic to hear from you. Hope you enjoyed the book. You’re widely acknowledged as one of the best teachers I, and many others, ever had. Hope you’re doing well.

  5. Oh my, how fantastic is yr book. Congratulations, you should be very proud. I’m not a really a person that reads much but yr book caught my eye and I’ve not been able to put it down. Next please! Can’t wait….. Well done and thank you

  6. I hope you’re writing another another as I type. Dead Gone is a brilliant book. Gripping from the start. I actually hate to read a good book because I’m so fed up when it ends! Keep up the good work. Good luck.

  7. Just sat in my conservatory in the sunshine and finished ‘Dead Gone’. Thank you – it was an excellent read and I shall look forward to reading more.

      • Hi :) Loved Dead Gone, now just started the Dying Place – cant stop reading it – great characters, love Murphy and Rossi – keep up the good work !!
        Paula

  8. Hi Luca
    Just finished Dead Gone. I will admit it drove me mad flicking back and forth but I couldn’t stop reading it. I really enjoyed it and hope you write more Murphy and Rossi books. Thanks for a great read. Louise Guilfoyle

  9. Not since Girl with the Dragon Tattoo have I found my heart beating this fast with adrenalin and I’m not even halfway through. As an ex PC and Wirral Scouser(?!) I thought the characters were totally believable. I’ m hooked!

  10. Hi Luca , just had to drop you a line after reading Dead Gone this weekend !! very original and quite scary but the piece i loved the best was your use of real historical events to your story . by doing this it seems to bring it even closer to life !! good luck with the next book and thanks for the great read ;-)

  11. Just finished ‘Dead Gone’ – dead good. A great achievement. Well done. I’m going to try to sleep now if I dare turn off the light.

  12. Hi Luca. I’ve just finished reading The Dying Place which I enjoyed every bit as much as Dead Gone. Yet again I was racing through the last part. Great characters and I love the Murphy/Rossi team. Looking forward to the next one.

    • In case this is my ex-English teacher Mrs Moorhouse, thanks Mrs Moorhouse! Even years later I would struggle with calling a former teacher by her first name ;-) Really pleased you liked The Dying Place as much as Dead Gone. Hope that continues into the third in the series next November!

  13. Hi Luca, just read Dead Gone and The Dying Place in a weekend. Best books I’ve read in I don’t know how long, fantastic characters, utterly captivating and totally believable storylines and exceptional endings (The Dying Place in particular). I just have one question, when can I read Murphy and Rossi’ s next adventure?? Hands down my new favourite author!! Thank you!

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