The Shetland Killer: Detective Inspector Jack Dawes Mystery, Book 3 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Audible Audiobook, Unabridged
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The Shetland Killer is the third in Francis Lloyd’s Detective Inspector Jack Dawes mysteries. Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, LJ Ross, JR Ellis, Angela Marsons or Faith Martin.
DI Jack Dawes is called into investigating the death of a woman found with her throat slit on a snowy London street, 12 days before Christmas. A man, seen standing over the body, has yet to be discovered. Then Jack is sent away to shed light on a grisly death on the Shetland Islands. The corpse of another young woman lies sprawled underneath the tower of secluded Doomdochry Castle. It looks like suicide, but DI Dawes suspects foul play. The sinister MacAlister family will do everything it can to bar Jack from uncovering the truth. As he battles to crack the clan, Jack confronts an intelligence equal to his own - in a ruthless murderer set to strike again. Will Jack make the crucial link between the two murders in time to stop the brutality?
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|Listening Length||9 hours and 3 minutes|
|Audible.in Release Date||24 September 2020|
|Publisher||QUEST from W. F. Howes Ltd|
Top reviews from other countries
If you want a crime series with an authentic Shetland background I can recommend Marsali Taylors Cass Lynch books.
Corrie, DI Jack Dawes wife, is up to her old tricks again. Meddling with his cases instead of getting on with her catering. She is a real jovial character. I would call her plump and homely with a touch of Miss Marple.
Jack, Corrie, and DS Bugsy are great characters but where was Pinksey in this story?
Jack and Bugsy being sent off to Scotland to decide whether a young girl's fate was suicide or murder. A very hard case to solve. Being near Christmas and snowed in didn't help their investigation. Loads of twists and turns with a touch of paranormal kept me turning the pages.
Really looking forward to the next book in this series.
5 ***** from this happy reader.
The story itself was rather far fetched and the characters I had grown to like in the first two books became cliches and rather one dimensional!
Anyone living in Shetland will surely be offended by the portrayal of islanders and especially their diet! It's not all mutton and fish! The island comes across as a dirty, underdeveloped and antiquated place, when in reality that could not be further than the truth!
But it's only a book! I don't think I will go on to the fourth one!
Whereas his wife Coriander is more impulsive. She runs her own catering company, which brings her into contact with her husbands superiors, catering for their dinner parties and this leads her to having a wide mesh of contacts related to Jack's work.
If Jack keeps quiet about his current caseload, Coriander learns about it from his boss' wife Cynthia, who frequently phones up to discuss the current cases.
Hence on more than one occasion, his wife knows of developments before Jack does. Now Coriander likes to be helpful, but being an impulsive creature, she doesn't always think things through, so her help often lands her in dangerous situations.
In this book, the DAC is coming to the station for his annual 'seasons greetings' visit and Cynthia's husband doesn't want Jack around as he knows Jack will get praise for his very good record at catching criminals. The boss George is a career desk jockey, eyes on the next promotion & he wants all the glory for himself, so Jack Dawes & his sergeant 'Bugsy' Malone are sent to help out on a suspicious death case in the Shetlands. Due to a flu epidemic, they are very short staffed.
So current cases are handed over & they head north and so begins an enthralling novel up to the usual high standard.
Recommended to fans of crime novelsc who like a touch of comedy to lighten the mood.