The 9th Hour

The 9th Hour

by Claire Stibbe

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ISBN-13: 9780990600442
Publisher: Claire Stibbe
Publication date: 03/11/2016
Series: Detective Temeke Crime Series , #1
Pages: 322
Sales rank: 604,612
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

In 2014, Claire Stibbe sold her first novel, Chasing Pharaohs: A novel of ancient Egypt, after visiting archaeological digs in Luxor, Egypt. The debut book was a gold medal recipient at Harper Collins Publishers showcase website, Authonomy. The Fowler's Snare, the second in the series also found its way to the Harper Collins Editor's desk and listed as One To Watch.

Stibbe has also written short stories for Breakwater Harbor Books Publishing. The collection won Best Anthology of 2014 in the Independent Book Awards hosted by eFestival of Words.

Today, Claire writes crime fiction books set in New Mexico, USA. Her books are now iconic characters, Detective David Temeke and partner and fellow investigator, Malin Santiago, are known locally in Albuquerque. Claire has written three books in the series, The 9th Hour, Night Eyes, and Past Rites and is now working on the fourth.

Stibbe was born in England and now lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Memberships: The Alliance of Independent Authors, Southwest Writers, Crime Writers, Netgalley, Croak & Dagger, and The New Mexico Book Co-op. APD Citizens Police Academy.

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Why not visit us at www.cmtstibbe.com with comments or questions. Claire blogs at https://clairestibbe.wordpress.com/ and loves meeting new people on Twitter at https://twitter.com/CMTStibbe and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ClaireStibbe

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The 9th Hour (The Detective Temeke Crime Series, #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting reading. I live outside of Albuquerque, so recognized street names and other areas in the book. This makes the book more real and interesting. Found it hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a little confusing in parts but it did have a good storyline
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Deep and well written. Psychological mystery and suspense isn't everyone's cup of tea. But it's certainly mine. The characters are well fleshed out, four delicious point of view, especially the serial killer, Ole Eriksen. Having worked for the Crisis Negotiation Team for nineteen years this is a well researched and careful study of a man plagued with his own demons. The author has created a sick and depraved man who is also fascinating and oddly attractive at the same time. This is the hallmark of good writing. The crime is true to New Mexico having one of the highest crime rates in the US and loosely resembles a case we had back in 2000. I'm not good with books that are written in only one point of view. They don't hold my attention. I need to see things from at least three different perspectives to give the book an authentic feel. The grieving father is very sensitively drawn, I wonder if the author is drawing from her own experience and this make it heartfelt and more personal. I related with Detective Temeke's wit and tenacity (we had a Brit just like him in our unit) and Malin Santiago, a woman who is clearly developing throughout the series. Beautiful descriptions more in line with literary fiction make this a must read for me. Thank you for writing this. On to the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alot of back and forth. Lost track of who was speaking or thinking quiet often. Just too much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept my attention
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
By far, one of my least favorite reads. The storyline itself was good, unfortunately it was all over the place. Frenzied. There was no development of the characters; no depth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
“The ninth hour” is like no book I’ve ever read. It could easily be characterized as a serial killer story or perhaps a story of ritual murder. But no matter hard I tried, I couldn’t come up with an easy categorization. My first impression was “film noir”. Not that this book reminds me of Fred MacMurray in Double Indemnity, but there is an abiding darkness to this book, a strong sense of the underbelly of life. There is no break in the tension and very little humor or down time from the disturbing tone that Claire Stibbe manages to skillfully maintain throughout the book.
Anonymous 4 months ago
This is a new author for me, and while I enjoyed the book overall, there was no early character development so it took several chapters to begin to understand relationships and background. I`m sure future books will be more clear from the beginning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Temeke and his skills are intriguing. It does seem as though the author is a little unseasoned, but I find her writing to be quite good and very promising. I will definitely read the next book in this series. BookMe
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sometimes hard to follow, but good storyline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written Well written Held my attention
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It seemed hard to understand the conversations between all the characters, whether sane or insane. The ramblings of the killer and the back and forth between cops didn't make sense half the time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book! Characters were good, Temeke is a great character, you feel his strength, and his loneliness. Ole is just scarey and so much like real serial killers in the world today.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It had a good story line full of suspense but I agree with others it was confusing there fore I will not be reading more in this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not stop reading, even when i went to bed. Iread untill my eyes hurt. This is a great suspense Thriller. I am in awe. Thank you
SeaWolf More than 1 year ago
Could have been good, but wasn't. Characters were all flat with little attempt to develop them. It bounced all over the place and was difficult to follow. Gave up after 75 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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