Peter Turnbull Deathtrap

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Deathtrap

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George Hennessey has always been proud of being Detective Chief Inspector at Micklegate Bar Police Station in the Vale of York. Until, that is, the body of ambitious newshound Cornelius Weekes is discovered, and what at first looks like a cut-and-dried case of suicide soon opens up a gruesome can of worms. But with the help of his faithful right-hand man, Detective Sergeant Yellich, London-born Hennessey is quick to get to the bottom of things.

And eventually one apparent suicide leads to a whole host of unsolved deaths from the past: the murder of a mentally ill woman from a rich family, the bloody slaughter of another go-get-it journalist and the untimely end of a young man haunted by something just too murky for words.

Hennessey and Yellich have their work cut out but, once they unravel the mysteries surrounding a wrongful conviction of a woman imprisoned for shooting dead her 'love rival', the pair start to see a frightening theme of corruption and greed emerge.

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About the Author:

Peter Turnbull was born and raised in Yorkshire, England. He has had a variety of jobs--in a former incarnation he was a social worker for twenty-three years, an occupation he gave up to become a full-time writer. ""Fear of Drowning"" is his twelfth novel.

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Here's an utterly charming mystery from a popular British crime novelist. Investigating the death of a freelance journalist, Detective Chief Inspector George Hennessy soon finds himself looking into an old murder case and making uncomfortable discoveries about a former colleague. The plot, as good as it is, is the least of this rich novel's attractions. There's something especially lifelike about its characters, especially vivid and true about its dialogue. Turnbull can create a character with nothing more than a few well-chosen words, and by the end of this novel, we can't wait to further our acquaintance with Hennessy and his sidekick, Detective Sergeant Yellich. Experienced readers will see the plot's conclusion coming from a fair distance away, but only the most demanding (or, perhaps, shortsighted) will consider this to be a flaw. If you like character-driven crime fiction with a British setting, don't miss this one. David Pitt
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