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Another excellent crime mystery by Catherine Maloney who keeps the suspense going right until the final page. Catherine tells a great story about her unusual police duo, DI Gil Markham and DS George Noakes. She also expands the details on DS Burton and DC Doyle who complete the team. Looking forward to Book No 8.
I enjoy these books very much! The author's literary style is refreshing. I have a large vocabulary but still need to look up some unfamiliar words, made easy by my kindle. I've become very fond of the characters and their very individual foibles. The plot twists, plus the variety of witnesses and suspects keep me completely enthralled. I look forward to reading additional books by Catherine Moloney!
Book.7 when you go to the community centre clinic for a work physical you do not expect to find a dead body. Another investigation sees the team trying to find the killer before any more bodies turn up
The unit of Gil Markham, Sgt Noakes, Sgt, Burton and DC Doyle grows stronger, they work together to,solve yet another gruesome murder which turns into three more. But all started by the first victim who was not a great person .
While waiting for his appointment DS George Noakes is informed that a female body has been discovered in a refrigerator in the surgery. D.I. Gilbert Markham and his team investigate. But there will be more bodies but what are the motives. An entertaining and well-written crime story with its likeable characters.
Whodunnit? This book will have you on the edge of your seat while you try to fathom out the way the killers mind worked. DI Markham was also having a hard job in working it all out. Each time he thought he might have cracked it, wham! another murder occurs and his thoughts are taking in another direction. Will they ever catch the killer or killers? I love the characters in this book: Markham, Noakes, Hart, and Doyle. Not just a team, but considered themselves a family. Looking forward to reading the next book in line.
When a young teacher is found strangled at a medical center, suspiciaon falls on everyone from the medical center to the school that shares the building to an imagined vagrant pervert . DCI Markham and his team investigate, knowing the school was the site of a previous murder. Possible killers with motives of sex, revenge, jealousy, blackmail, and cover-up are paraded before the reader, The dialog and questioning by police agents seems realistic, although at times obscure to the speaker of American English. Unfortunately, the most interesting character is Rebecca, whose unsavory behavior, sexual diversity, and manipulation may merited murder. A problem arises when other suspects start getting murdered. It almost becomes as if Agatha Christie had said, "Here are ten Indians who might be killing. By the way, eight are dead." When the killer was revealed, I wanted more background to justify multiple bizarre murders. This reader is also stopped by having several points of view within single scenes, requiring one to pause and figure out who is speaking and thinking. Net, a decent police procedural with bothersome flaws.
This series main character detective Markham is believable in so many ways. I enjoy suspenseful storyline. With storytelling to make the mystery unpredictable. I was not able to solve the mystery. Worthy read.
Another excellent thriller in this series. A female body is found in the medical part of a centre and several more follow. So far so usual. On the hunt is our usual quarter of darkly Byronic brooding detective, grubby loyal Falstaffian assistant, rising female acolyte and ginger male plod. Usual classical quotes from the gorgeous one, ditto his psychic sensitivity with the dead but with increasing frequency there are references to past and present celebrities and old and new cinema/telly/paperbacks. Less of the floaty, annoyingly ethereal girlfriend who is becoming increasingly wet but more of the formidable mighty Mrs. Noakes of whom I am becoming increasingly fond. I understand new stories are forecast and I would love one to feature the ballroom dancing Noakes and murder most foul.