THE KILLING FLOOR

TURNBULL, Peter

Published by St Martin's, 1995
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FINE condition in FINE dust jacket. HARDCOVER. 1995. FIRST U.S. EDITION. AS NEW, bound in blue boards with silver lettering in shades of blue pictorial dust jacket. Square and tight, UNREAD, original price intact. Glasgow Police Division P. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: After a motorist swerves to avoid hitting an animal in the road, he accidentally discovers a decomposed corpse sans head and hands in the garden of a house in one of Glasgow's more prestigious suburbs. For the Glasgow's P division, the first task is to identify the body - which eventually turns out to be that of one Pam McArthur, a social worker with a talent for making enemies.
Following a trail that she left behind, the Glasgow Police Division P begins to uncover the secret that got Pam McArthur killed. The investigation leads them to an East End housing project, and when Wayne Petty, one of the chief suspects, is murdered after talking to the police, the P Division feels the urgency to wrap this one up. Murder, blackmail, and corruption lead the police to uncover a massive thirty-year-old fraud that, if made public, would shake the city down to its foundations.

From Publishers Weekly: Forcefully combining the percolating violence of his industrial strength locale with the inherent compassion of the Glasgow Police P Division, whose personal lives are made discordant by a cacophony of subtle ills, Turnbull continues quietly to dazzle with this fine series. His team moves into the suburbs here when a headless corpse is unearthed from the shrubbery of an empty house. The dead woman, who had a harsh nature and few friends, was a social worker who had drunkenly talked of cracking open a three-decades-old local mystery. P Division soon finds the two thugs responsible for her killing, but the real mystery is why Pam McArthur died, not how. Somewhere on the edge of the case is a handsome man in a Rolls Royce, dangerous and supremely confident. This eighth Glaswegian tale, coming after Long Day Monday, is slightly less gritty than the others, but Turnbull's knife-edged characterization, even among the supporting cast (a crippled young man walking the streets in the early hours to avoid abuse; a sad parade of stoic women in abusive relationships) is as incisive as ever. The pacing is languid until the coppers close in on the Rolls driver, when Turnbull looses a torrent of clues and conspiracies onto a complex father/son emotional field. The narrative's contrasting moods?assured and stately at first, then driven and brazenly ambitious?meet at the end irresistibly.
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Title: THE KILLING FLOOR
Publisher: St Martin's
Publication Date: 1995
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First U. S. Edition.

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