River Rats

Andy Griffee

Paperback (signed), Paperback ISBN - 978-1-903360-40-8


River Rats

Johnson & Wilde Crime Mystery 2

Andy Griffee

The second thrilling book in the Johnson & Wilde crime mystery series. Jack Johnson is back on the water and in trouble once more, this time in the beautiful Georgian city of Bath.


“An exciting new crime series, with an intriguing setting and a central character who drew me right into his world from the start”

Stephen Booth, author of the acclaimed Cooper & Fry series.


Jack Johnson has a talent for trouble – wherever he goes on his narrowboat, it seems to follow him. Moored up on the River Avon in the beautiful Georgian surroundings of Bath, he’s working at the local paper when a prominent magistrate and heritage campaigner is attacked and drowned. Could it be a serial killer copying the Canal Pusher? Or a biker gang who swore revenge on the magistrate?

Against his wishes, Jack is pulled into the investigation by his ambitious editor who wants the scoop. Jack and his friend, the war widow, Nina, have also been drawn into another struggle. The moorings of a small settled boating community sit alongside a huge former industrial site that property developers want to fill with luxury housing. Nearby residents are enlisted to petition against the boat people, and as the campaign spirals out of control, lives are threatened. Who is helping their enemies?

Another gripping tale of corruption and intrigue from the riverbank, full of dark waters and deadly secrets.


Praise for Andy Griffee

“A modern, quite gritty thriller told with humour and an obvious passion for boating… slip your moorings and head down to your local bookshop”

– Georgina Murphy, The Library Door

“Griffee’s sense of place is strong and deep and makes for a rich and atmospheric backdrop to this murder mystery”

– Mary Picken, Live and Deadly


About the author

Andy Griffee is a former BBC journalist and media consultant with a fascination for stories. He began his journalism career at the Bath Evening Chronicle, and then spent twenty-five years at the BBC, culminating in his role as Editorial Director of the redevelopment of Broadcasting House.

Andy lives in Worcestershire and, when he isn’t writing, rears rare breed pigs, struggles to keep a 1964 Triumph Spitfire on the road and enjoys hiring narrowboats with his wife Helen.