Flesh and bones/John Harvey
After his wife’s betrayal and his own retirement from the force, Detective Inspector Elder has fled as far as possible to go in England without running out of land. But he is haunted by the past and in particular by the unsolved disappearance of sixteen-year-old Susan Blacklock back in 1988. Shane Donald and Alan McKeirnan, convicted just one year later for the brutal rape and murder of a young girl, remain the prime suspects in Elder’s mind, and when he hears of Shane’s early release from prison, he feels compelled to leave his safe haven and to revisit the scene of the crime. When Shane breaks parole and disappears and yet another young girl is horribly murdered, Elder’s involvement becomes crucial. McKiernan seems to still wield a frightening power over his ex-partner even from his prison cell, and the new murder bears all the hallmarks of their earlier crime. Taunted by postcards from the killer, an increasingly desperate Elder battles his own demons as he and his family are inexorably drawn into the very heart of the crime in this breakthrough novel from John Harvey, winner of the first-ever Sherlock Award for the best detective created by a British author.
Εχουν περασει πολλα χρονια απο τοτε που το διαβασα,θυμαμαι ομως οτι μου αρεσε παρα πολυ,και ηθελα να βρω και τα υπολοιπα βιβλια της σειρας.Δεν βρηκα τοτε οσο και να εψαχνα καποιο αλλο βιβλιο του.Προσφατα ομως βρηκα αλλο ενα δικο του διηγημα και ειμαι περιεργη για το αν θα μου αρεσει και αυτο.
There’s a serial killer on the loose, bent on working his way through the alphabet. And as a macabre calling card he leaves beside each victim’s corpe the ABC Railway Guide open at the name of the town where the murder has taken place. Having begun with Andover, Bexhill and then Churston, there seems little chance of the murderer being caught – until he makes the crucial and vain mistake of challenging Hercule Poirot to frustrate his plans.
The house guests at Styles seemed perfectly pleasant to Captain Hastings; there was his own daughter Judith, an inoffensive ornithologist called Norton, dashing Mr Allerton, brittle Miss Cole, Doctor Franklin and his fragile wife Barbara , Nurse Craven, Colonel Luttrell and his charming wife, Daisy, and the charismatic Boyd-Carrington. So Hastings was shocked to learn from Hercule Poirot’s declaration that one of them was a five-times murderer. True, the ageing detective was crippled with arthritis, but had his deductive instincts finally deserted him?
The novel features Hercule Poirot and Arthur Hastings in their final appearances in Christie’s works. It is a country house novel, with all the characters and the murder set in one house. Not only does the novel return the characters to the setting of her first, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, but it reunites Poirot and Hastings, who last appeared together in Dumb Witness in 1937. It was adapted for television in 2013.
Και τα δυο ειναι εξαιρετικα δειγματα της γραφης της μεγιστης A.Christie και πρεπει να διαβαστουν απο ολους!
Six months after the events of In the Woods, an urgent telephone call beckons detective Cassie Maddox to a grisly crime scene. The victim looks exactly like Cassie and carries ID identifying herself as Alexandra Madison, an alias Cassie once used. Suddenly, Cassie must discover not only who killed this girl, but, more importantly, who she is. A disturbing tale of shifting identities, The Likeness firmly establishes Tana French as an important voice in suspense fiction.
ΟΚ,ΟΚ.Αυτο το βιβλιο ειναι αρκετα απιστευτο.Δηλαδη θελει λιγο συγκρατηση στο eyeroll,μην αφηνεις το απιστευτο του θεματος να σε εμποδισει να το χαρεις.Ειναι βεβαιως το δευτερο στη σειρα,το πρωτο ειναι το In the woods,αλλα δεν νομιζω οτι χρειαζεται το πρωτο για να καταλαβεις το δευτερο.Εγω ακομα να διαβασω το πρωτο.SHAMESHAMESHAMESHAME.