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The TV Detective
     

The TV Detective

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by Simon Hall
 

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The TV Detective finds television reporter Dan Groves newly assigned to the crime beat, and in a state of angst about it. He needs a crash-course in police work; the solution is to shadow Detective Chief Inspector Adam Breen on a high-profile murder inquiry, which doesn't go down well with some members of the police force. The victim is a notorious local

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The TV Detective finds television reporter Dan Groves newly assigned to the crime beat, and in a state of angst about it. He needs a crash-course in police work; the solution is to shadow Detective Chief Inspector Adam Breen on a high-profile murder inquiry, which doesn't go down well with some members of the police force. The victim is a notorious local businessman, Edward Bray, a man with so many enemies that one of the problems the inquiry faces is having a surplus of suspects. Bray is killed at a prearranged meeting, in a lay-by on a dark and storm-lashed night, by a blast through the heart from a shotgun. Adam investigates and uncovers a tantalising question, which seems to be at the heart of the case: why was the killing planned for a different day, but put off apparently because the weather was sunny? Tensions abound between Dan and the police, and he comes close to being thrown off the case - until the detectives come to realise he might actually be helpful, in using the power of television to tempt the murderer into a trap.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907016059
Publisher:
Accent Press, Ltd.
Publication date:
12/27/2010
Series:
The TV Detective
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Simon Hall is the BBC Crime Correspondent for the Devon and Cornwall area

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The TV Detective 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was an enjoyable read. Looking forward to more in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The TV Detective, written by Simon Hall, was my first time reading one of his novels.I enjoyed this one and would read another one one of his books.
Dickydoodle More than 1 year ago
Very good whodunit. Nice mixture of suspense with a little humor. I really enjoyed it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tried to finish but had to put it down. Completely boring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Evolving of Dan Groves as the messenger of crime news on a major case makes for an engaging story. Yes there is edit proofing needed but these flaws do not take away from what makes for a good novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
poorly written, boring, a ton of errors
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please continue!
BSF More than 1 year ago
Didn't get halfway into this book. Not my kind of read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
enjoyed with all the twist and turns
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining, kept my attention. Would recommend.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Good Read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This mystery was a different type of enjoyable read. It had a lot british customs, langauge, humor and formality in it. At a little over 400 pages, it was a nice sized read. I sometimes wonder if the amount of pages varies with the type of e-reader, paper or hard back. When other readers state page amounts, there are sometimes discrepancies, which for some reason, I find fascinating. I really liked this book. I recommend it for ages eighteen and up, more for the british overtones, which a younger reader may not want to persue or find enjoyable. AD
JEJackson1 More than 1 year ago
This was a good read. This book gave a detailed view of the British police as well as presenting a page turning story. I was hooked after the first chapter. The author, being a crime correspondent, knows his subject and conveys that in the realism of the story. Mr Hall engrosses the reader by developing his main characters (and their quirks) and the story at a very consistant and natural pace. I enjoyed learning about the British police and their procedures and the similarities and differences between our own police in the U.S. I would recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys not only a good mystery but also a good story. I look forward to reading Mr Halls other works. I woud also like to say thank you to Mr Hall for the good work and wish him continued success.
dakotaflyboy More than 1 year ago
This was an interesting book, a light read with some humor behind the mystery. Easy reading, and being from the states, was interesting with the British humor and words. First in a series (free on the Nook as I write his). Recommended. I plan to read / purchase the next in the series to see if continues to be interesting. 
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Wiped the sweat from her forehead. She sat down and carved an arrow.~Allie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did not finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A nice easy read.