ITV has really gone and done it again, with latest detective drama series Dark Heart. It's an absolute feast for the senses. With lots of beautiful shots, tense music, and some world class home-grown talent, it's everything you need on a chilly, stormy winter night. But if you thought this was the genius creation of some TV writer, you would be wrong. Adam Creed's D.I. Staffe books inspired Dark Heart, so if you want spoilers about what might be coming in the future, here's what happens in the world of Will Wagstaffe.
While a second season of the gritty drama has not been announced, there certainly is scope for a few more, as there are in fact five books in the hit series. So, fans of the show might well be eager to get on board with the D.I. Staffe series and totally marathon them seeing as it's winter season. Well, what is life if you can't read ahead a bit?
So who is this guy Staffe? Well, he is a Detective Inspector who's name is actually William Wagstaffe, or Staffe to his familiars. Tom Riley is playing the dark and brooding detective. And dark and moody is kind of an understatement. This guy has been through the ringer. He basically became a detective to avenge the murder of his parents. If that isn't a full on foundation for a career, then what flipping is? Here's what happens in the literary editions.