A Dream of Death (Detective Lincoln Munroe, Book 1)

A Dream of Death (Detective Lincoln Munroe, Book 1)

4.1 338
by Harrison Drake
     
 

OPP Detective Lincoln Munroe is coming up empty. As a serial killer terrorizes the area surrounding London, Canada, Lincoln finds himself at a standstill waiting for the perfect killer to make his first mistake. While the body count rises without any leads, Lincoln is haunted by dreams of discovering skeletal remains in the forest beneath a bloody knife - dreams

Overview

OPP Detective Lincoln Munroe is coming up empty. As a serial killer terrorizes the area surrounding London, Canada, Lincoln finds himself at a standstill waiting for the perfect killer to make his first mistake. While the body count rises without any leads, Lincoln is haunted by dreams of discovering skeletal remains in the forest beneath a bloody knife - dreams with a link to a decades-old crime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033272389
Publisher:
Harrison Drake
Publication date:
06/03/2012
Series:
Detective Lincoln Munroe , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
53,356
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Harrison Drake is the pseudonym of a Canadian writer and career police officer who has chosen anonymity in order to protect a safe, secure and quiet lifestyle for his family. The author’s next crime novel will focus heavily on police corruption and the author wishes to be able to write freely and without fear of reprisal.The author is hard at work on numerous other writing projects in numerous other genres.If he can’t be found at home, playing with his children or sitting in his lonely writer’s garret, he’ll be outside, gazing up at the night sky and searching for answers.

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A Dream of Death 4.1 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 338 reviews.
ChooseyOne More than 1 year ago
A near-perfect mystery that takes place in Canada. Lincoln Munroe is a married detective looking for a serial killer in this police procedural. Its an emotional romp with mostly good red herrings and a dash of romance, upsetting the protag and other characters. However (the reason for not giving 5 stars), I had a hard time believing in the manner of finding "clues" related to some of the cases. Made the story sound almost like a paranormal. Still a great read! I'm looking forward to Drake's sequel after reading the included excerpt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic book full of suspense and suprises! I loved the ending too, a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent!! I got completely absorbed right away. Recommend reading if you like police mysteries. When I got to the end of this book there was a preview of the sequel "Blue Rubicon". which I quickly purchased. I loved both books!! Harrison Drake knows how to keep a person interested.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well thought out plot. Characters are engaging and believable. Story line keeps you wanting more. Hard to put down. The abrupt ending is the bait that leaves you yearning for the next book. And from the sneak peek of the first chapter in the next book, we won't be disappointed. Thank you Harrison Drake for a great free book. I look forward to reading more from you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Recommended for a mystery lover. Exellent ending. Never saw it coming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a freebie and it was pretty damn good. Lincoln Munroe is a stressed out cop with emotional problems. When a serial killer strikes in London, Ontario, at a disturbingly rapid pace he finds himself under pressure to find the killer so the community can feel safe once again. In the meantime, he is also experiencing dreams and flashbacks of a crime committed years ago that he may have been involved in. What makes A DREAM OF DEATH utterly readable is the character of Munroe. The man is an emotional wreck and so vulnerable as his life begins to fall apart as he tries to solve the cases and save his marriage. He cries a lot which I found consistent with the feelings and the stresses he goes through. He is a very different and refreshing protagonist that I am used to reading about in detective fiction. I highly recommend this great Canadian author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good. Free book, however, I would pay to read it. Setting is in London and the spelling of certain words are not incorrect according to their schools. You will want to read his other books as well. I am purchasing one now and it is only $4.99.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to read everything that this guy has written. Really good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book right upp to the end, where it kinda left me hanging. If I wanted to use my imagination to finish the story I would just write my own story. I really hate that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good characters, good story, l enjoyed it very much. Just bought the next book in the series and I am looking forward to reading it next
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story wish the ending had a bit more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Dream of Death is a fast-paced and fun crime novel. The plot was pretty interesting and had a degree of realism. Lincoln Monroe, the protagonist, experiences a strong mixture of emotions throughout that the reader gets to watch his character grow and develop in the story. Unfortunately, he is also a self-righteous, agnostic prick through most of it. I say 'agnostic' solely due to the annoying and out of place religious discussions and arguments that sometimes occur, which leads to his arrogant attitude. A minor amount might be realistic, but it seemed a bit overdone for this type of story. I mostly hold contention with the writing style that seemed to be forcing the character's (the author's?) view on the reader, despite the negative flaws of the detective and his logic. Other than that, the story was enjoyable and I liked the struggle Lincoln faced tracking down the serial killer while plagued with dreams of the past.
greeneyes826 More than 1 year ago
really good not long enough
FoleyKat More than 1 year ago
Overall good book, a little slow in some parts. Didn't quite understand the dynamic between Lincoln and his wife (didn't really care for her). It definitely ended in a way that makes you want to get the second book to see what happens next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book in that as the story goes on the author offers glimpses of what is coming next and you need to use your imagination to figure out what is going to happen next. I was kind of disappointed with the main character when it came to moral decisions and he always opted to ride that fine line of right and wrong. It's a murder mystery but there were slavery lessons throughout the book. Overall an ok read but probably won't read anymore by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. Great detail and emotion. I love a good serial killer/murder mystery. Harry Bosch and Charlie Parker are favourites. The twist with Lincoln is he's not so damaged that he's lost his humanity. Will red more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the mystery and suspense
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!
mrsgodiva More than 1 year ago
Excellent thriller/suspense novel. I loved that it took place in Canada, a place I don't really know. Lincoln Munroe is an amazing character. I will be looking for more books with him in them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the book - great author. A serial killer Canadian police investigation with great twists and turns. Graphic scenes; not for young readers, possible nightmare stuff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it in less then 24 hours. I love murder mystery novels!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written book but keep the kiddos away from it( they may have night terros) ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a well written book and a joy to read, well done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I actually found this book by accident but absolutely loved it. Now i am hooked on the series.