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Mad Carew
     

Mad Carew

by Ken McCoy
 

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Sam Carew is a bricklayer with ambition. Working with his father as a bricklayer is not the life he envisioned when he left his cushy job as Detective Sergeant to seek out more than petty career criminals and delinquent youths. Unsworth is not the most exciting or picturesque of towns, either: in fact, Sam Carew might be tempted to say that dropping a bomb on the

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Sam Carew is a bricklayer with ambition. Working with his father as a bricklayer is not the life he envisioned when he left his cushy job as Detective Sergeant to seek out more than petty career criminals and delinquent youths. Unsworth is not the most exciting or picturesque of towns, either: in fact, Sam Carew might be tempted to say that dropping a bomb on the place would cause about $18 million worth of improvements. But Sam’s determined to inject a bit of glamour into proceedings?he’s going to become a private detective, a gumshoe on the mean streets of Grimsby. His first case? Easy. Overhearing a former colleague, PC Owen Price--a known womanizer--in a café, Sam decides to check out his movements. Some might call it snooping, but not PI Sam Carew. And when he sees Price surreptitiously pass some videotapes under the table to his companion, Sam Carew knows he has his first big case. He’s just not sure what it is yet…

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Sam Carew, ex-police, works in his father's construction company in grungy Unsworth, England, and runs a private investigation outfit on the side. When a valued employee discovers a teenaged murder victim and accidentally kills Sam's father when surprised, circumstantial evidence convicts him of two murders. But Sam, convinced of the man's innocence in the first killing, searches for the real murderer. With careful research, logical interrogation, and a little insider help from PC Owen Price, he corners a major suspect in a below-stairs, blues club/firetrap. The usual broken-family background and internal police department bickering provide credible filler: a fine crime debut that may appeal to fans of British procedurals. The author of six previous novels, McCoy lives in Yorkshire, England. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780749083106
Publisher:
Allison & Busby, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.75(h) x 1.06(d)

Meet the Author

Ken McCoy was born in wartime Leeds and has lived in Yorkshire all his life. He ran his own building company for twenty-five years, during which time he worked as a freelance artist and after-dinner entertainer. He has appeared on TV, radio and the stage. Married with five children, he is now a full-time writer and the author of six previous novels.

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