Football Detective: Dead Ball

Russian billionaire Dmiti Tupolev and a mystery Englishman agree to fix a big match in Russia’s favour. They intimidate the England goalie, Alex Finn, telling him to drop the game – or else. But Alex disobeys, and England win one-nil. And soon afterwords, Alex is hurt in an ‘accidental’ car crash…

Danny is on a work experience placement with a local newspaper, working with football journalist Anton Holt. Young sleuth Danny can tell that something is wrong within the England team – but what? As he chases the story, he’s soon caught up among the ruthless criminals of the footballing underworld, racing through the dingy, dangerous backstreets of Moscow. A breakneck football thriller full of twists and turns.

“Scores with the precision of a Ronaldo free kick” Sunday Times

most of you thought this was not for you

Fun Stuff


Recent reviews

See all reviews

Who's reading this?


  • 135408 tom palmer 1 569237

    Tom Palmer

    Tom Palmer is the author of the Foul Play and Football Academy football books.

Rate this book

  1. loved it
  2. liked it
  3. okay
  4. not for me
  5. rubbish
Write about this book