Darkness Visible (Lambert and Hook Series #22)

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A Lambert and Hook mystery - When small-time drug dealer Darren Chivers narrowly escapes a police arrest, he begins to develop a different sort of criminal activity. Blackmail proves lucrative, but ultimately lethal. As Chief Superintendent Lambert and DS Hook interview the dead man's contacts, secrets tumble out as the investigation progresses and the solution to the puzzle is as startling as it is shocking . . .

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Overview

A Lambert and Hook mystery - When small-time drug dealer Darren Chivers narrowly escapes a police arrest, he begins to develop a different sort of criminal activity. Blackmail proves lucrative, but ultimately lethal. As Chief Superintendent Lambert and DS Hook interview the dead man's contacts, secrets tumble out as the investigation progresses and the solution to the puzzle is as startling as it is shocking . . .

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Gregson's Lambert and Hook series keeps getting better. The trademark meticulous descriptions of police investigative techniques are still there, but Gregson is fleshing out his characters more, making them feel absolutely real and adding warmth and humanity to his stories. Lambert and Hook's latest case concerns the death of one Darren Chivers, a despicable character if ever there was one. Chivers wasn't content with pushing drugs; he'd also launched a lucrative sideline in blackmailing. So when he is found shot dead in a remote country lane, it's up to Lambert and Hook to figure out whether it was drug related or whether one of Chivers' blackmail victims murdered him. As the two go about checking motives and alibis, they find themselves wrestling with too many leads: all of their suspects have a motive, none of them has an airtight alibi, and all of them have plenty to gain and little to lose from Chivers' death. But nearly two weeks after the murder, despite their long years of experience and their finely honed coppers' intuition, Lambert and Hook still haven't solved the case. A cracking good read for fans of British police procedurals.
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Smarmy, small-time drug dealer Darren Chivers moves into big-time blackmail and gets himself killed. VERDICT Effortless storytelling and good characterization make Gregson's latest Lambert and Hook entry (after A Good Walk Spoiled) a perfect choice for fans of British procedurals. [See Prepub Mystery, LJ 7/09.]\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847511669
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Series: Lambert and Hook Series , #22
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Gregson is a Lancastrian by birth, and taught for 27 years in schools, colleges and universities.
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