The TV Detective [NOOK Book]

Overview

The first book in the TV Dectective crime series by Simon Hall.

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...

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The TV Detective

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Overview

The first book in the TV Dectective crime series by Simon Hall.

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907726156
  • Publisher: Accent Press
  • Publication date: 10/25/2012
  • Series: The TV Detective
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 327,147
  • File size: 714 KB

Meet the Author

Simon Hall is the BBC Crime Correspondent for the Devon and Cornwall area. His step up from the relative calm of environment correspondent to that of ‘home affairs’, or crime reporting, provided the catalyst for this dark and deadly novel. This is Simon’s second book. His first, A Popular Murder, was strongly commended and received widespread media coverage. Simon is 38 years old and lives with his wife in Plymouth.

Visit Simon at:

His Website: thetvdetective.com

His Twitter - @thetvdetective

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    Interesting

    Was an enjoyable read. Looking forward to more in this series.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Highly recommend this book.

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    Very Good Read

    Very good whodunit. Nice mixture of suspense with a little humor. I really enjoyed it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    Enjoy

    A nice easy read.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    Boring

    Tried to finish but had to put it down. Completely boring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    Good writing!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2013

    Number of pages

    282

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    terrible

    poorly written, boring, a ton of errors

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    Good read!

    Please continue!

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  • Posted February 25, 2013

    Didn't get halfway into this book. Not my kind of read

    Didn't get halfway into this book. Not my kind of read



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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Parker

    Picks up a beebee and shoots at a squirrel. ~Parker

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    Allie

    Wiped the sweat from her forehead. She sat down and carved an arrow.~Allie

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    highly recommended

    enjoyed with all the twist and turns

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Good Book

    Entertaining, kept my attention. Would recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    A Good Read

    A Good Read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Not my kind of book

    Did not finish.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Different

    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.

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  • Posted January 6, 2013

    This was a good read. This book gave a detailed view of the Brit

    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.

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  • Posted January 1, 2013

    This was an interesting book, a light read with some humor behin

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

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