#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'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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Enjoyed this book
Very hard to follow with all the british speech. It barely made anysense and jumped around too much then rushed to an end.
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.