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THE PERFECT MURDER a gripping crime mystery with a dark twist Kindle Edition
COULD YOU COMMIT THE PERFECT MURDER?
Two cats are found mutilated in the same town. Detective Harriet Taylor is reluctant to investigate, but then one of their owners is killed a bizarre way that same day.
Harriet and the team step in. The dead woman has four words written on her neck — four very ambiguous words.
Then another body turns up with the same words written on it. Harriet fears the worst — a serial killer is on the loose in the small Cornish town of Trotterdown.
Can Harriet stop the murders and work out the connection to the local writing group who, conveniently enough, have been set the task of writing stories on the theme of “the perfect murder”?
A crime mystery with a touch of black humour. You’ll enjoy this fast-paced and dark unearthing of the secrets of a sleepy Cornish community.
Perfect for fans of LJ Ross, Agatha Christie, or classic murder mysteries.
What readers are saying about THE PERFECT MURDER
“Really enjoyed this book” Nerys
“There are many twists and turns before the truth is revealed. A gripping story which I couldn’t put down.” Barbara
“A clever and original plot made this book impossible to put down.” Olga
“The Perfect Murder is a good, easy read which I have no hesitation in recommending.” Elaine
“Giles’ characters and police work are spot on and the location adds an extra dimension to this fast-paced thriller. “ Rosemary
DI HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1: The Beekeeper
Book 2: The Perfect Murder
- ASIN : B077GWS6K1
- Publisher : Joffe Books Crime, Thriller and Mystery (14 November 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 1038 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 201 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 145,482 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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In the space of a few days, we discover that all the fictitious ‘Perfect Murder’ stories read aloud that night are being enacted in real life. Suspicion immediately falls on the writing group members as they are the only people who heard the stories.
Detective Harriet Taylor and her colleagues are stymied. They know the manner in which people will die but the victims to date have been chosen randomly, so it’s hard to know who to warn. As the team work through the clues that are taking them in all directions, the pressure is mounting as each murder is taking place on consecutive days.
Here’s the “but”. I do think the “gripping crime mystery with a dark twist” descriptor is misleading. While the crimes were heinous, the manner in which the story unfolded leaned more on the cosy mystery side than on the dark side. I was expecting a heavier read and this was not it. The pacing felt slow and the team unfortunately came across as a group of plodders. And it definitely did not help that I guessed who the murderer was well before the end of the book.
This police procedural is generally well written. I was hooked after the excellent start but overall the book did not meet my expectations in terms of how it was marketed. I do plan on reading the first Harriet Taylor book but will begin with a clearer understanding of the author’s writing style for this series.
This would be a good choice for readers who prefer a lighter touch in police procedural books.