The Lock (CSI Eddie Collins)

The Lock (CSI Eddie Collins)

by Andrew Barrett

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BN ID: 2940156330836
Publisher: The Ink Foundry
Publication date: 01/21/2019
Series: CSI Eddie Collins
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 124,742
File size: 843 KB

About the Author

I write crime thrillers, and have done since 1996, about the same time I became a CSI here in Yorkshire. All of my books are set in or around our biggest city of Leeds. Sometimes I go wandering into the countryside and drag its beauty screaming into the pages of one of my books where it collides with the ugliness of death.

I don’t write formulaic crime fiction; each one is hand-crafted and home-grown to give you a unique flavour of what CSIs encounter in real life. Every book is rich with forensic insight but that insight never drowns the story; it’s there to enhance your enjoyment only.

My thrillers live inside the police domain; they have detectives and uniformed officers, but they predominantly feature CSIs (or SOCOs as we used to be known). Come and live with us as we go about our sometimes unenviable tasks, and listen to the language we speak, see the things we see, and experience the emotions we feel.

So pull on your nitrile gloves and your face mask, get comfy, and read on.

Find out more about me at where you can sign up for my newsletter and get free books.

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The Lock (CSI Eddie Collins) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
This was one of those twisted thrillers that really throws you for a loop. I have to admit I didn’t see some of that coming. There’s also plenty of sarcasm from Eddie, so you’ll get that rare laugh too. This was a great novella that I would recommend to any thriller fan. Though it is a tad gruesome, so fyi. I always enjoy Andrew’s stories featuring CSI Eddie Collins! Final Rating: 5 Stars
MarijaL 5 months ago
This short but packed novella kept me on the edge of my seat... I was enjoying reading this complex and a bit horror story that even it is darkish it simply force you to read more...I was just sad that it ended very fast and I can't wait to read the next Eddie Collins book
JBronder 5 months ago
CSI Eddie is a cantankerous guy that is very set in his ways. He can be intimidating because he is very no nonsense. We start with him investigating a 15 year old teen that disappeared. He has his ideas of where the kid went but he also knows procedure in case his idea doesn’t pan out and is very irritated to see that the local cops have stomped through everything. He hates being pulled away from the initial case but can’t turn down a warmer location. He can’t really complain too much about the old guy that is found dead. He clearly is a man like Eddie but it is strange that he is holding that key. Of course Eddie can’t help but snoop through the antique house in the hopes of finding a location for the key. But he gets more than he bargained for. I was kept on the edge of my seat as Eddie traverses horror after horror in his sarcastic way. I loved him as a character. This was my first time reading about him and it won’t be my last. I can’t wait to read more in this series and other books from Andrew Barrett. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.
KenL4 5 months ago
Andrew Barrett really has a hit with this novel. Eddie Collins is the CSI guy that is above all else. This time his investigating in an old house where a dead body is found. He finds a person locked in a room in the basement. It is not what it appears and Eddie figures it out too late. He and his partner get locked up in this dungeon. Is this the last case for Eddie? This is the best one of the series so far.
ToddSimpson 5 months ago
Sensational story, I loved it. It’s not very often that I can say that a book has me on the edge of my seat, but this one definitely did. I’ve really enjoyed everyone of Andrew Barrett’s stories, and this one is no exception. The characters are great, and the plots are always captivating and clever. You can’t help but like Eddie Collins, he’s far from perfect and he gets himself into all sorts of situations. CSI Eddie Collins can’t believe he’s been called out to the death of an old man who had died in his home. Sure, it may have been sudden, but he did look to be in his 80’s, and not a healthy 80 at that. Of course, Eddie is stuck at the house for hours while he waits for someone to come and collect the body, although he does have the Police Officer John Scattergood to keep him company. So, John and Eddie spend their time looking around the big house. You get the feeling they would have been better off waiting in the car. Hands down this is a great story, and well worth a read. 5/5 Star Rating.