DS Glyn Capaldi, half Welsh, half Italian, all maverick, returns in the CWA shortlisted series blowing fresh life into crime fiction DS Glyn Capaldi, exiled to the big empty middle of Wales to atone for past sins in Cardiff, is called in to investigate a human skeleton that has been uncovered during the excavations for a wind farm in a remote valley. The body is missing its head and its hands. Identity erasure or a ritual killing? Glyn's assertion that there must be a local connection is overruled by his superiors, They believe that the body has been transported and dumped, a theory that gains support when additional bodies start to pile up. But Capaldi is unconvinced, and sets out to prove that there is someone within the local community capable of achieving the levels of cold and manipulative brutality that have been demonstrated.
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Ewart Hutton was born and raised in and around Glasgow before slipping south to university in Manchester, and then on to diverse occupations in London. He has won numerous awards and prizes for his radio plays which have been produced for BBC Radio 4, RTE, and Radio Clyde. His first Glyn Capaldi mystery, GOOD PEOPLE, was shortlisted for the CWA's Debut Dagger award in 2012. DEAD PEOPLE is Hutton's second Capaldi mystery. He lives in southern France with his wife Annie.From Booklist:
Police officer Glyn Capaldi returns in this impressive follow-up to Good People (2013). Dispatched to rural Wales after an embarrassing scandal in Cardiff, Capaldi isn’t expected to do more than investigate reports of missing sheep. But when a body (well, most of a body) is unearthed during the excavation for an unpopular wind-farm project, Capaldi finds himself involved in another high-profile case. The next body belongs to a local girl thought to have run off to the big city. When a reclusive local commits suicide, the higher-ups are happy to pin the murders on him. Capaldi doesn’t trust such a neat and tidy resolution. Back at the bottom of the career ladder, Capaldi has nothing to lose by keeping the investigation going on his own. Except, of course, alienating the officers he’ll need to rely on when the real killer comes after him. Fans of the cynical Scotsman John Rebus will find a lot to like in this hardworking Welsh outcast. --Karen Keefe
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Book Description Blue Door, 2013. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88658385
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