Death Line

Death Line

by Geraldine Evans
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Death Line by Geraldine Evans

#3 in the 15-strong Rafferty & Llewellyn procedurals.

Jasper Moon, internationally renowned ‘seer to the stars’, had signally failed to foresee his own future. He is found dead on his consulting-room floor, his skull crushed with a crystal ball and, all around him, his office in chaos.

Meanwhile, Ma Rafferty is sure she can predict Detective Inspector Joe Rafferty’s future – by the simple expedient of organizing it herself. She is still engaged on her crusade to get Rafferty married off to a good Catholic girl with child-bearing hips. But Rafferty has a cunning plan to sabotage her machinations. Only trouble is, he needs Sergeant Llewellyn’s cooperation and he isn’t sure he’s going to get it.

During their murder investigations, Inspector Rafferty and Sergeant Llewellyn discover a highly incriminating video concealed in Moon’s flat, a video which, if made public, could wreck more than one life. Was the famous astrologer really a vicious sexual predator? Gradually, connections begin to emerge between Moon and others in the small Essex town of Elmhurst. But how is Rafferty to solve the case when all of his suspects have seemingly unbreakable alibis?

‘Wonderful series. Fantastic books. I highly recommend them. They are British police procedurals with terrific characters and interesting plots.’ Author Gail Farrelly

'I love English detectives and the team of Rafferty and Llewellyn is no exception. Evans has created a pair that works well together without one over shadowing the other in any way. I love that. I cannot help but compare Evans to Sir Author Conan Doyle, her style is similar although her wit is not as dry, which is another plus in my book. I also liked that Rafferty and Llewellyn recognize and catch the flaws in one another that are sometimes over looked in other novels. In my opinion Geraldine Evans will soon be one of those must read authors whose books sell out in minutes.'
Rita Reviews
Rita's Rating: 5 Stars

‘Ms Evans writes with a nice, tongue-in-cheek style and in her policemen has created an attractive pair of sleuths. Recommended.’
Michael Painter, The Irish Times

‘One of the best crime plots for devotees is written in the stars in Geraldine Evans’s Death Line.’
Peterborough Evening Telegraph

'Wonderful mystery. The detectives brilliantly complement and oppose each other. For those who love Sherlock Holmes-style mysteries, you’ll likely adore Evans’ style, humor and method of detection. A wonderful cozy, rainy-night read rich with interesting characters that all appear guilty and innocent. At every turn you’ll think you know who the killer is, but the true identity and motive won’t come until the end. The reveal is not far-fetched or deceptive – it was there all along and it works perfectly.’
Charlie Courtland, Bitsy Bling Blogs

‘Really enjoyed this book. I just finished it a few minutes ago and I was so excited to post my review because this is now one of my favorite books. Definitely one I will be reading again at some point. This one was another book I couldn't put down.If you are into mystery books then I think you might like this one.’
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Product Details

BN ID: 2940011301193
Publisher: Geraldine Evans
Publication date: 03/29/2011
Series: Rafferty and Llewellyn Series , #3
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 162,251
File size: 308 KB

About the Author

'Evans brings wit and insight to this tale of looking for love in all the wrong places.'KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW FOR DYING FOR YOU #6 in Rafferty series'Clever plotting and polished prose make for a cracking good British police procedural.' BOOKLISTON BLOOD ON THE BONES #9 in Rafferty seriesDEAD BEFORE MORNING #1 in her 15-strong Rafferty procedural series, is currently on FREE offer.'This often comic tale sharpens the appetite for more.' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY ON DEAD BEFORE MORNING'Evans' humour seriously added to my enjoyment of her book. The series has stand out central characters and clever plots.' AUNT AGATHA'S BOOKSHOP, ANN ARBOR US ON DEAD BEFORE MORNINGGeraldine Evans is the traditionally-published British author of eighteen novels and, since turning indie in 2010, she has also independently published two more, as well as bringing out her backlist as ebooks.Her publishers include Macmillan, St Martin's Press (US), Worldwide (US pb), Isis Soundings (audio), Severn House (HB, PB AND LP, US and UK) and F A Thorpe (large print).Geraldine has been writing since her twenties and published since her thirties. She decided to turn indie in 2010 after nearly twenty years as a traditionally-published author.Although originally a Londoner, Geraldine moved to a market town in Norfolk (UK) in 2000.Her interests include growing plants from cuttings and seeds, painting portraits, mostly of her unwilling 'volunteered', family, and learning keyboards with a very patient tutor.The author writes romance novels under the pen name Maria Meredith and New Age Non-Fiction under the pen name Gennifer Dooley-Hart.Website/Blog: geraldineevansbooks.comHere is a list of Geraldine Evans' published novels:Rafferty and Llewellyn procedural seriesDead Before Morning #1 ebook and printDown Among the Dead Men #2 ebook and printDeath Line #3 ebook and printThe Hanging Tree #4 ebook and printAbsolute Poison #5 ebook and printDying For You #6 ebook and printBad Blood #7 ebook and printLove Lies Bleeding #8 ebook and printBlood on the Bones #9 ebook and printA Thrust to the Vitals #10 print. ebook in 2013Death Dues #11 print. ebook in 2013All the Lonely People #12 print only.Death Dance #13 print only.Deadly Reunion #14 ebook and printKith and Kill #15 ebook and printCasey and Catt procedural seriesUp in Flames #1 ebook and printA Killing Karma #2 ebook and printStandalonesReluctant Queen: historical novel about King Henry VIII's Little Sister ebook and printThe Egg Factory: contemporary women's fiction set in the infertility industry ebook onlyLand of Dreams, romance, print only, generally unavailableHERE ARE SOME REVIEWS FOR GERALDINE'S BOOKS:DYING FOR YOU #6 RAFFERTY PROCEDURAL SERIES'Evans brings wit and insight to this tale of looking for love in all the wrong places.'KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW FOR DYING FOR YOU #6 in Rafferty series'It's bad enough being suspected of a double murder, worse still when it's your alter ego being pursued and it's the pits when you are the policeman in charge of supposedly catching yourself. I thoroughly enjoyed Dying For You, the sixth in the series. A lot of humour is injected in Rafferty's narrative. He's got himself in an impossible situation and one wonders what can go wrong next. I savoured this book and I'm keen to read the rest in the series asap.' EUROCRIME'A fun read for the mystery lover who enjoys tales with a twist. A cleverly plotted tale. Enjoy.' MURDER AND MAYHEM BOOKCLUBKITH AND KILL #15‘Wonderful series. Fantastic books. They have terrific characters and interesting plots.’ AUTHOR, GAIL FARRELLYDEADLY REUNION #14'This is another excellent entry in this marvellous series. The characters spring off the page. The dialogue is sparkling, great interplay between the two detectives, and the mystery is intriguing to the end.’ EUROCRIMEBLOOD ON THE BONES #9'Clever plotting and polished prose make for a cracking good British police procedural.' BOOKLISTABSOLUTE POISON #5‘Well, this was a real find. Geraldine Evans knows how to make a character leap off the pages at you.’ LIZZIE HAYES, MYSTERY PEOPLE‘An ingeniously constructed plot, deft dialogue, well-drawn characters, and a few humorous touches, make this an enjoyably intriguing read.’ EMILY MELTON, BOOKLISTDEAD BEFORE MORNING #1'This often comic tale sharpens the appetite for more.' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY'Evans' humour seriously added to my enjoyment of her book. The series has stand out central characters and clever plots.' AUNT AGATHA'S BOOKSHOP, ANN ARBOR USBAD BLOOD #7'A spirited mix of detection, family drama and social commentary.' KIRKUS REVIEWSLOVE LIES BLEEDING #8'This cleverly-plotted tale has plenty of humour. It's another page-turner from Geraldine Evans and is crime writing at its best. A must for all lovers of the genre.' MYSTERY PEOPLE

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Death Line 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very hard to follow with all the british speech. It barely made anysense and jumped around too much then rushed to an end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the story, as well as the British syntax. Didn't figure out the culprit until the end... where you are supposed to figure it out.