Naturally enough it was murder that brought them together...
The body of Doctor Edmund Godfrey Berry is discovered at the bottom of Regent's Canal, in the heart of Detective Inspector Christy Kennedy's patch of Camden Town. Did Dr Berry jump, or was he pushed? And does his death have anything to do with the mysterious demise of teacher, and one of Berry's former patients, Susanne Collins?
It soon transpires that beneath the surface of comfortable respectability, there lurks a secret more terrible than even Kennedy could imagine.
Last Boat To Camden Town combines Whodunnit?, Howdunnit? And Love Story and Paul Charles' trademark unique-method-of-murder to produce a detective story with a difference.
"Paul Charles is one of the hidden treasures of British crime fiction. There is a humanity, wit and compassion in these books, but most of all a fundamental decency to the central characters that makes the reader feel that if this is not always the way the world is, then it is the way the world should be."
"Its masterful sleuthing and romantic sub plot make for two excellent reasons to settle down for some serious reading. Charles is a writer of real substance."
-What's On In London
"All (are) intricately plotted and move along faster than a block busting beat. Reflective, tea drinking Irish detective, Christy Kennedy, is a wonderful creation."
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Dr. Edmund Berry of St. Pancras All Saints Hospital seems to be living the idyllic English life as he enjoys his work and loves his spouse and child. In turn his family cherishes and adores Edmund. So why would Edmund, who seems to have no enemies and is faithful to his family, kill himself by jumping into the North London's Cumberland Basin? Camden Town Detective Inspector Christy Kennedy investigates the apparent suicide of Dr. Berry. He quickly learns that Berry misdiagnosed the symptoms of patient Susanne Collins, which probably led to the schoolteacher¿s death. Was the doctor so despondent over his blunder that he took his own life? Could someone who has cared deeply for Susanne have murdered Stephen in a revenge killing? This English police procedural feels more like a gentle urban cozy than a deep investigative tale. The story line is amiable as the inspector conducts his inquiries. Ironically, readers will find obvious clues that Christy at first missed and will know what is going on before the cop does. This technique adds to the overall pleasure of the novel, best served with tea filled with plenty of sugar. Readers will enjoy this tale due to the protagonist, a fine unassuming police detective steadily doing his job. Harriet Klausner