Cambridge Blue (DC Gary Goodhew Series #1)

Cambridge Blue (DC Gary Goodhew Series #1)

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by Alison Bruce
     
 

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Gary Goodhew is intelligent, intuitive, and the youngest detective at Cambridge’s Parkside Station. When Gary discovers the first body in a series of murders involving an eccentric Cambridge family, he gets his chance to work on a homicide investigation. He must use his own initiative to flush out the killer, even though it means risking his job and discovering

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Gary Goodhew is intelligent, intuitive, and the youngest detective at Cambridge’s Parkside Station. When Gary discovers the first body in a series of murders involving an eccentric Cambridge family, he gets his chance to work on a homicide investigation. He must use his own initiative to flush out the killer, even though it means risking his job and discovering the truth about the one person he hopes is innocent.

Alison Bruce was born in Surrey, United Kingdom, and now lives in Cambridge. She is the author of two previous nonfiction books, Cambridgeshire Murders and The Billingtons, Death in the Family.

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"Smart, ambitious. . . . A pleasingly different police procedural."—Kirkus Reviews

"This debut mystery by a British nonfiction crime writer accelerates like a train speeding to its destination. Highly recommended."—Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569475201
Publisher:
Soho Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
DC Gary Goodhew Series, #1
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

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Alison Bruce was born in Surrey and now lives in Cambridge. She is the author of two previous nonfiction books, Cambridgeshire Murders and the Billingtons, Death in the Family.

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Cambridge Blue 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Cambridge, England, although only twenty-five year old, Gary Goodhew is proud of his promotion to detective constable; however some of the veterans at Parkside Station think the still untainted kid is too young. Gary may be an optimist but he also is a realist; he knows he will need to prove himself to his peers, who expect him to fall on his youthful face.

His chance arrives when a female corpse is found on top of garbage bags in Midsummer Common. He is assigned the lead. After sifting through garbage, he begins to follow clues into the victim¿s life and family seeking to learn why she was murdered and especially the reason of dumping her as if the killer threw out the garbage.

Although very typical of the British police procedural, CAMBRIDGE BLUE is an entertaining whodunit starring a likable dedicated cop with a need to prove he belongs. Goodhew keeps the tale brisk especially in the latter half as he methodically follows every lead. Fans will enjoy his efforts to solve the complex case even as readers will try to beat him to the punch as Alison Bruce provides all the clues in plain sight.

Harriet Klausner