Death of a Hollow Man (Chief Inspector Barnaby Series #2)

Death of a Hollow Man (Chief Inspector Barnaby Series #2)

by Caroline Graham

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ISBN-13: 9781933397269
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem, LLC
Publication date: 03/28/2006
Series: Chief Inspector Barnaby Series , #2
Pages: 308
Sales rank: 132,588
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 7.61(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

CAROLINE GRAHAM was born in Warwickshire, England. Her first Inspector Barnaby novel, The Killings at Badger's Drift, was selected as one of the Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time by the Crime Writers' Association.

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Death of a Hollow Man (Chief Inspector Barnaby Series #2) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Compared to the previous book in the series, this was a slow one. The body doesn't show up until the half-way mark. Due to the complicated relationships between the characters and the fact that Inspector Barnaby was familiar with most of the suspects, having worked on previous sets for the CADS, a certain amount of set-up was necessary for the story. It would have felt forced and unnatural to shoehorn all that information and backstory in after the murder. However, just because I understand why the book was laid out like this doesn't excuse the fact that it ran a little long. This was a re-read and I remembered quite a lot from the first time and I still kept thinking, "When is he going to die already?" The ending itself was also a bit of a letdown from The Killings at Badger’s Drift. The way Inspector Barnaby revealed who the murderer was felt out of character to me. After recovering the razor, would Inspector Barnaby really go to the theater and confront everybody like that? From my reading of his character he would be more likely to pull the killer aside, mention how he had a few follow-up questions for everybody and then arrest the killer. He never struck me as a showboat and that's what the ending felt like, showing off. I gave this book 3 1/2 stars it just wasn't as good as The Killings at Badger's Drift.