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Dark City (A Cooper & Quinn Mystery Book 0) by [Lee, Catherine]
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Length: 135 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Families, greed, corruption, murder. How well do you know the people you love?

Charlie Cooper has been a homicide detective for nearly a decade. He’s about to head off for a well-earned break with his young family, but a call from his partner about a missing woman soon puts paid to that. With the vicious Adultery Killer due to strike at any time, all missing women get top priority from Homicide.

Cooper and his partner, Stocky, soon find themselves knee-deep in a baffling crime where everyone close to the victim has something to hide. As they criss-cross the city of Sydney, Cooper and Stocky put their own lives on the line to save another innocent victim from an especially evil villain.

Dark City is the prequel novella to the Dark Series, but it also works well as a stand-alone story.

Pick up Dark City today and see why readers are returning to this series again and again.

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  • Print Length: 135 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01DTRFUY6
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #209,345 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Charlie Cooper and his family are all packed ready to leave for a weekend away, his first weekend off in a month, when his ‘phone rings. It’s his partner, Detective Sergeant Russell Stockton. There’s a woman missing.

And even though he’s not on call, and even though his wife Liz is seriously annoyed, Cooper has to respond. He and Stockton have been chasing a killer, known as the Adultery Killer, for almost the entire ten years they’ve been partners. The Adultery Killer is due to kill again, and every report of a missing woman is referred to them. When the missing woman is found dead, there are a number of lines of enquiry. The woman fits at least part of the Adultery Killer’s murder profile, but not all. Who killed her, and why?

‘Everyone has a life to lead, everyone has a job to do.’

This fast-paced murder mystery is set in Sydney, Australia and is the prequel to Ms Lee’s Dark series which features Detectives Cooper and Quinn. Cooper and Stockton’s backstories unfold as the investigation into the murder proceeds. Cooper has family issues to manage, while Stockton has some challenges of his own.

As soon as I finished this novella prequel, I purchased the first three books in the series (a fourth will be available next year). Meet Detective Charlie Cooper: one of my newest heroes.

Jennifer Cameron-Smith
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I can't get enough of this writer, her style is beautiful.Plenty of action and drama.Love the comedy bits as well. = Adele
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Loved the book live on the national park will buy more of your books thank you very much yours terry
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A nice introduction to Coops. Punchy & kept me reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait to see what happens next! 6 May 2017
By Li'l Owl - Published on Amazon.com
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I liked Stockey and Cooper instantly. This was a great start to what seems like a great series. My last thought was... What happens next??
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Picture is Worth ... 15 April 2017
By Ron K - Published on Amazon.com
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Dark City by Catherine Lee is a free book I received through the author's website. There was no monetary incentive given to write this review but I think it's good to review a book the author has provided for free.

Detective Sergeant Charlie Cooper really loves his job. He loves his family more but this is not evident to wife Liz. Son Patrick is beginning to imitate the disapproving looks Charlie gets from Liz whenever the phone rings calling Charlie to work. Detective Sergeant Russell Stockton made such a call to Charlie just as the family was leaving for vacation. A woman was missing and the timing was right for a kill by the Adultery Killer (AK). Of course, Charlie went to work. Partners Charlie and Stocky had been chasing him (or her) for ten years as AK pursued a course of killing on a predictable schedule. The two detectives were the lead team on the case but their assignment was not appreciated by either of their wives. The there was the pesky Internal Affairs (IA) investigation of Stocky over corruption charges stemming from the disappearance of 10 000 cash in a previous case. Whether the team could survive these distractions was in doubt.

But maybe AK didn't do it. Photos of an adulterous wife caught in the act along with photos of her corpse sent to the husband were the criminal signature of AK. No such photos had turned up. Back to the usual suspects as the murdered woman's husband occupied the position of suspect number one. Husband Royce had been sleeping on the living room sofa when wife Rebecca went missing. But Royce was sure AK didn't kill her, Rebecca was always faithful. That was not particularly helpful to Royce, who continued to be a prime suspect. Or maybe it was son Josh. Or daughter Ashley. Or maybe it was Jack, husband of Rebecca's best friend, Carmel. Despite Carmel and Rebecca being best friends, it seemed Carmel had no problem accepting that her husband was sleeping with Rebecca. Everyone involved in the investigation easily accepted the idea that the affair occurred. Even without pictures, Rebecca was definitely dead; the body had been found.

This is a prequel novella written to generate interest in the follow-on series. It got my interest and I will at least read the next novel in the series. The surprises in this fast-paced short novel managed to fill the functions of offering the conclusion of a stand alone novel while still enticing readers to buy the next one. Lee wrote an interesting novella devoid of gratuitous sex and violence yet still offered surprises. This is a fast, well-paced read of 135 pages. Great for a weekend read or in traffic jams.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very awesome book cover 21 April 2017
By Tony Parsons - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Sydney, Australia. Royce Gilmore (52, husband/father) reported Rebecca Gilmore (52, wife/mother) was missing.
DS Charlie Cooper & DS Russell Stockton (Charlie’s partner) were doing the interviewing & investigation.
Others on the various homicide cases are: DSC Ray Davis, DS Sammy Saulwick (Ray’s partner), Sr. Sergeant Frank Munro, Sr. Constable Isaac Baker & Constable Salerno (f).
Is Carmel Payne (Jack’s wife, real estate, Rebecca’s BFF, nee Simpkins) hiding any information?
Rebecca’s body was found at Devlin’s Creek (Lane Cove National Park).
Dr. Garrett Byrnes (Sr. forensic pathologist) did the autopsy.
Will the murder mystery be solved & someone brought to justice?

Mrs (.)

Warning: This book contains graphic adult content, or violence, which is only suitable for mature readers. It may be offensive to some readers.

I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review, only an honest one. All thoughts & opinions are entirely my own.

A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written cozy murder mystery book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great murder mystery movie, or better yet a mini TV series. To be continued. A very easy rating of 5 stars.

Thank you for the free instafreebie; Author; PDF book
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
5.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to a new series 1 February 2017
By P. Lopez - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Dark City, by Catherine Lee, is the first book that I have read of hers and it will not be the last. Dark City is the prequel novella to the Dark Series. It also works well as a stand-alone story. I enjoyed the story and characters in this book. I especially liked the relationship between Cooper and Stocky, homicide partners.

The story was fast-paced and kept me guessing and changing my mind of the killer’s identity. I also liked the parallel stories about Cooper dealing with family issues and being away from home so much, Stocky having internal investigation issues, and a serial killer that is murdering adulterous women. The dialogue and pace of the story is believable.

I will be reading more of Catherine Lee and the Dark Series. I especially want to find out more about Detective Charlie Cooper and what happens next in his life.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ‘Detective Sergeant Charlie Cooper couldn’t win.’ 8 November 2016
By Jennifer Cameron-Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Charlie Cooper and his family are all packed ready to leave for a weekend away, his first weekend off in a month, when his ‘phone rings. It’s his partner, Detective Sergeant Russell Stockton. There’s a woman missing.

And even though he’s not on call, and even though his wife Liz is seriously annoyed, Cooper has to respond. He and Stockton have been chasing a killer, known as the Adultery Killer, for almost the entire ten years they’ve been partners. The Adultery Killer is due to kill again, and every report of a missing woman is referred to them. When the missing woman is found dead, there are a number of lines of enquiry. The woman fits at least part of the Adultery Killer’s murder profile, but not all. Who killed her, and why?

‘Everyone has a life to lead, everyone has a job to do.’

This fast-paced murder mystery is set in Sydney, Australia and is the prequel to Ms Lee’s Dark series which features Detectives Cooper and Quinn. Cooper and Stockton’s backstories unfold as the investigation into the murder proceeds. Cooper has family issues to manage, while Stockton has some challenges of his own.

As soon as I finished this novella prequel, I purchased the first three books in the series (a fourth will be available next year). Meet Detective Charlie Cooper: one of my newest heroes.

Jennifer Cameron-Smith

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