City of Dreadful Night

City of Dreadful Night

Large Print - 2011
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Radio journalist Kate Simpson enlists the help of ex-Chief Constable Robert Watts when she wants to reopen the case of the Brighton Trunk Murder in which a woman's torso was found in the Brighton railway station's left luggage office in 1934.
Publisher: London ; New York : Severn House Large Print, 2011, c2010
ISBN: 9780727879653
0727879650
Branch Call Number: Mystery
Characteristics: 366 p. (large print) ; 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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