Dead on Demand

Dead on Demand

by Mr Sean E Campbell, Mr Daniel Campbell

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ISBN-13: 9781477593141
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/03/2012
Pages: 386
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Sean and Daniel Campbell are two brothers who co-authored Dead on Demand as their debut novel.

By training Sean is a Barrister with a strong interest in the criminal justice system. He's fascinated by forensics, and loves to watch crime drama.

Daniel, a recent school leaver, has two primary passions - cooking, and writing. He one days hopes to run his own Michelin starred restaurant.

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Dead on Demand 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 67 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There were a lot of characters involved which made it hard to keep up at times, but written well enough to where i never got lost. It was rather a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is 265 pages, set in London and has so many characters, the reader needs to make a list of who is who. It is a stand alone book, with an adequate conclusion and is part of a series. The editing is barely so-so. One errata, I have a great problem with is the author does not seem to know the names of his own characters, Josef is often Yosef, or is it the other way around? There is the same problem with ither names as well. To add to the confusion, some characters are needless red herrings, adding nothing but more confusion. This plot us like "STRANGERS ON A TRAIN," only in a round robin sort of way. It is convoluted, rather boring, seems to lack direction, repeats itself and needs clarafication of clues and clearer thinking process of the constables on the case. The tay sahs thread was unnecessary, adding nothing to the book, except more sorrow. This book seemed endless. There are no sexual situations, the main character is in a marriage of many years, which is nice. There is drug use, police corruption, no gays, no religion, lots of murder, violence, mayham, unique murders, torture burning and a lot of blood, but no guts. There is no humor what so ever and the characters are dry and ill defined. I will not be purchasing any more if this series. For adults, Rooster lit. Reviewers, please quit basing your ratings on other's reviews. This space is for what you think of the books. If you think a book is a plot spoiler, then report it as such. At the end of each review, there are two options, one is, was this review helpful, the other is to show what was wrong with the review, just tap, a menu comes up, tap on the option you want and viola, you have rated the review. When you leave a one star rating, only because of the plot spoilers, you hurt the author, not the reviewer. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Storyline kept me on edge. Never expected the twisted ending. I will seek more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like the orther reviewers said, it was hard keeping up with all the people. But, it did pull me into the story, so i had to finish. The book was worth reading.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite Dead on Demand is written by Sean and Daniel Campbell and is very different from the normal thriller story. The main character is Edwin Murphy but he has a supporting cast of many. Inspector David Morton is the man who is responsible for figuring it all out. Edwin has a perfect life until everything falls apart. He is losing his wife, his daughter and his job, and can think of only one solution to get himself out of the mess: murder his wife. Dead on Demand is the story of a no-hands-on killer. Edwin has planned the perfect murder, and he hires someone else to kill his wife. Once his wife has been killed, he decides the only thing left is to kill the killer. He hires another person on a non-traceable web site to do just that. The circle just keeps getting bigger as more and more killings become necessary. Inspector Morton of the London police is given each of the cases to solve and, while he can find nothing to link them, he isn’t convinced they aren’t related.   Dead on Demand, while confusing from time to time with a lot of characters to keep track of, is a really good book. The authors have written a well thought out story with strong character description and a detailed plot. All three hundred and fifty one pages will keep you engrossed and perched anxiously on the edge of your seat. The question is: who will get caught? Who will get away with murder? It will take until the very last pages to get the answer. It was enjoyable to read something so very different, suspenseful, and clever. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My house is dirty because I couldn't put down this book! What creative way to get rid of the ex! The ending was such a surprise. I didn't see it coming.
ginniegirl0 More than 1 year ago
I normally read feel good books. I found it cheaper to read e books that paid TV. I decided to read something different and came across this book. I loved this book. It is excellent. It is true there are a lot of characters, but I was able to keep up. Some of the grammar was a little different. The pace of the story was excellent. Great suspence, never a dull moment. I think this book would make a great movie. I was totally surprised at the end. GREAT JOB, Daniel and Sean Campbell.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grabs you from the start and doesn't let go until the end. Very worth the time to read!
Anonymous 9 months ago
When you don't like the main character it is hard to like the book. DCI Morton is a boorish, egotistical and rude man! Change his personalty for the good and we have a four star read.
Anonymous 9 months ago
There's a repetitiveness to the way this author writes, and the story suffers as a result. There's a deploringly where there should be an imploringly. There's also a lack of detail to draw the reader in, like there's a "less is more" approach used in writing about so many interwoven characters. It's as if the reader is a tourist being hurried from one exhibit to another with little more than a cursory description, rather than being allowed to see the characters' world more fully. I'm not expecting Tolkien-like detail in a free book, and definitely not for a mystery where part of the fun is in the gradual unfolding and discovery of the next puzzle piece that gasp was there all along. However, like I mentioned, these are good bones - with a bit more fleshing out, this story could be better than it is.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Difficult to keep straight all the players in this story. Interesting premise. I had previously read the 2nd book .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my second Daniel Campbell DCI Morton book and I'm so happy to have found an author I can rely on to deliver a suspense-filled page turner with original plots and characters you actually care about. In this age of eBooks and amateur writers there is so much to wade through and happiness is finding an author you want to follow. Thank you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book kept me on my toes keeping all the characters separated. Moves very fast. The ending surprised me. This is all I have to say.....read it. Hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got book 2 on book bub free then I saw book 1 at the end free so I read that as well..now for my review . .it's like taking 2 books changing the names and you have exactly the same story line . .both books had unexplained lines with no closure ..both had multiple people who were not needed ..it's was like a mass jumble of words thrown together to make a poorly plotted story . .im just glad they were both free
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a tangled web. Enjoyed this clever twisted tale.
CozyFan2014 More than 1 year ago
I agree with the other reviewers - there are far too many characters in this book. It would have made for a more enjoyable read had the plot not been so convoluted. I'm glad there was an explanation at the end, because otherwise I wouldn't have been very clear on what exactly happened. Unfortunately, by that time, I didn't care. Not a bad book. Not a great book. It was free and I'm glad I didn't pay for it.
DZ87507 More than 1 year ago
Edwin Murphy’s life is swirling the drain – his wife is divorcing him and going to take his little girl away, his job is in jeopardy, and he’s about to lose his house to the bank – so he sets a dark plan in motion to get rid of his wife, keep his child, and keep his job. Random murder victims start piling up, baffling Inspector David Morton, leader of London’s busiest murder investigation team. This story put me in mind of Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train,” but with a technological twist. Murphy uses the “darknet” to find his first killer, and before you know it, random people are killing other random people in interesting ways and the police are hip deep in bodies and getting slammed for their inability to solve seemingly unconnected cases. There’s an interesting subplot involving Tay-Sachs disease, not your standard mystery novel illness. I enjoyed this British police procedural. Morton is an interesting character – dedicated to his work, chaffing at the ton of paperwork required of a DCI, feeling his age, but still wanting to be out in the field. The story is told from multiple points of view, which normally annoys me, but I found it interesting in this story. The story clipped along at a good pace, and the ending was a surprise. I liked book 1 enough that I purchased book 2 in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was confusing read.Would like more details about the cops.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Really Liked This Book It's a New take on a movie I saw
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ronnies4 More than 1 year ago
Tough to follow. Many twists, and too many characters.
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