In Charles's ninth Det. Insp. Christy Kennedy mystery, one of the strongest in an impressive series (Sweetwater, etc.),A Kennedy of the Camden Town CID faces a particularly challenging puzzle-the murder of a former colleague, retired Supt. David Peters, who dies in a Guy Fawkes bonfire atop London's Primrose Hill. The investigators discover no shortage of suspects, ranging from the victim's ungrieving widow, who wastes little time in taking up with someone new, to the many criminals Peters sent to prison. More than one ex-con claims that the superintendent, who often put ends over means, crossed the line into outright corruption. A decent man with a passion for his work, Kennedy makes an appealing sleuth, even though series regulars on the lookout for a surprise solution may put the pieces together before he does. Veterans and newcomers alike will appreciate the smart writing and ingenious planting of clues. (Oct.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
The Beautiful Sound of Silence (Inspector Christy Kennedy Series #9)by Paul Charles
In the ninth DI Christy Kennedy mystery Kennedy investigates the murder of a colleague whose `the ends justify the means' work ethic created numerous enemies. See more details below
In the ninth DI Christy Kennedy mystery Kennedy investigates the murder of a colleague whose `the ends justify the means' work ethic created numerous enemies.
The Camden Town Halloween bonfire reveals a horrifying surprise when the body of a man is found in the burning embers. In his ninth case, Detective Inspector Christy Kennedy (I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass; Last Boat to Camden Town) leads his team in a full-blown investigation of the life and career of retired CID Superintendent David Peters, the dead man. What begins as an impossible task slowly unwinds as the Kennedy team digs for answers. A slightly off-kilter but nonetheless satisfying solution comes of their work. Charles's British cop is a man who knows how to solve a crime but can't save his personal relationships. This is sure to appeal to Ian Rankin fans, especially now that his Inspector Rebus (Exit Music) has retired. For all collections, especially where British procedurals circulate.
Jo Ann Vicarel
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