Football thriller to benefit Hillsborough families

Besi Besemar December 16, 2012

Dangerous Score, a football thriller written to help raise funds for the families of those killed and injured in the Hillsborough tragedy, is now available through the Hillsborough Family Support Group’s website.

The novel tells the story of a rising young footballer whose life and career are threatened when he is linked with the disappearance of a young woman.


Author, Mike Bearcroft, said:

“The book is a roller coaster ride of football, mystery, love, crime and even more football. I’ve always had a deep admiration for the Hillsborough Family Support Group and have forged strong links with them over the years so it seemed fitting that they benefit from the sale of the book.”

Mike has launched the book in a timely manner to coincide with the weekend when football clubs are showing their solidarity with the Hillsborough Association by playing the celebrity-laden charity single, “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” at matches across the country. The single features Sir Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Holly Johnson, Rebecca Ferguson, Gerry Marsden, Melanie C, Alan Hansen and John Bishop to mention just a few.

Alan Hansen


TV pundit and former Liverpool player Alan Hansen has called on people to buy the fundraising novel and put it top of the Sunday Times Bestseller list in 2013.

He said:

“For me Christmas this year is all about a new beginning for the families of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster,”

“Families who have suffered such appalling injustice for so long and for whom a new ray of light is now at long last starting to shine.”

To see the video of the single, view:


The physical edition of the single will be released on December 17.

Dangerous Score is available for £8.99 from:


and can also be purchased from Amazon and Tesco websites.

A percentage of the profits of the book will be donated to the Hillsborough Family Support Group.