City of Dreadful Night

City of Dreadful Night

Book - 2010
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First gripping mystery in the Brighton Trilogy - July 1934.nbsp; A woman's torso is found in a trunk at Brighton railway station's left luggage office. Her identity is never established, her killer never caught. But someone is keeping a diary . . . July 2009. Ambitious radio journalist Kate Simpson hopes to solve the notorious Brighton Trunk Murder, and she enlists the help of ex-Chief Constable Robert Watts, whose role in the recent botched armed-police operation in Milldean, Brighton's notorious no-go area, cost him his job. But it's only a matter of time before past and present collide . . .

Publisher: Sutton, Surrey ; New York : Severn House, 2010
ISBN: 9780727869432
0727869434
Branch Call Number: Mystery
Characteristics: 243 p. ; 23 cm

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Sep 09, 2013

This crime novel, the first of a trilogy, started out well, with a police raid gone mysteriously bad and the officer in charge made to resign. From there, it's all downhill. You’ve got your government and police corruption, endless repetitive dialogue between shopworn stock characters (I stopped counting at 60 of them.), 1st person alternating with 3rd person narratives, diary excerpts, plenty of gruesome murder porn, vomit, generational skullduggery, slimy sex talk, and more, all packed into 243 pages of large print. If I were you, I'd give it a miss...sure wish I had.

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