Merely Players (A Chief Inspector Peach Mystery)

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The new DCI Percy Peach mystery - Adam Cassidy is one of Brunton’s most famous residents. He plays the lead role in a successful TV detective show. It is now his time for a crack at Hollywood and he doesn’t care who he has to betray in order to fulfil his dream. Meanwhile, DCI Percy Peach is in danger of being drawn into the local anti-terrorism initiative. What he needs is a high-profile murder case to sink his teeth into – and he may be about to get what he wishes for . . .

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Gregson is a Lancastrian by birth, and taught for 27 years in schools, colleges and universities.

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The irrepressible Percy Peach is back, this time as a blissful married man, having finally tied the knot with his longtime love, Detective Sergeant Lucy Blake. Now forced to solve cases without Lucy as his sidekick, Percy finds the adjustment difficult, especially when he's assigned the high-profile murder of television star Adam Cassidy. Of course, Percy's boss, master of the "bleedin', blindin' obvious," Chief Superintendent Thomas Bulstrode Tucker, wants the case solved yesterday, but it's obviously not that easy. There are numerous suspects who could have wanted Cassidy dead, including the actors he's cheated out of continuing roles in his series, the agent he just fired, his long-suffering wife, and his latest "amour." There's a bit less of the irreverent badinage between Peach and Tucker, a reduced role for Lucy, and not quite as much wry wit as in previous Percy Peach books, but this is still a cleverly plotted police procedural with plenty of unexpected twists and engaging characters. -- Booklist, April 1, 2011

The irrepressible Percy Peach is back, this time as a blissful married man, having finally tied the knot with his longtime love, Detective Sergeant Lucy Blake. Now forced to solve cases without Lucy as his sidekick, Percy finds the adjustment difficult, especially when he's assigned the high-profile murder of television star Adam Cassidy. Of course, Percy's boss, master of the "bleedin', blindin' obvious," Chief Superintendent Thomas Bulstrode Tucker, wants the case solved yesterday, but it's obviously not that easy. There are numerous suspects who could have wanted Cassidy dead, including the actors he's cheated out of continuing roles in his series, the agent he just fired, his long-suffering wife, and his latest "amour." There's a bit less of the irreverent badinage between Peach and Tucker, a reduced role for Lucy, and not quite as much wry wit as in previous Percy Peach books, but this is still a cleverly plotted police procedural with plenty of unexpected twists and engaging characters. --Booklist, April 1, 2011

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