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MURDER BY FIRE a gripping crime mystery full of twists (DI Hillary Greene Book 10) Kindle Edition
Meet DI HILLARY GREENE, a policewoman struggling to save her career and catch criminals.
David Merchant’s body is found in a bonfire in his back garden. David was a publisher and devout Christian. Who would want to kill this seemingly very decent man?
DI Hillary Greene faces one of her most puzzling cases as she struggles to find anyone with a strong motive to kill the pious publisher.
Then, as Hillary unearths greedy business partners and an estranged son, her focus is diverted when a new team member is targeted by a vicious gang.
Hillary’s under massive pressure and will she finally crack? And if she does, where will she go from here?
This is a crime mystery full of well-observed characters, which will have you gripped from start to the absolutely thrilling conclusion.
MURDER BY FIRE is the tenth in a series of page-turning crime thrillers set in Oxfordshire.
Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Colin Dexter, or Ruth Rendell.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT MURDER BY FIRE:
“A must read for all crime fans.” Greta
“Very exciting.” Viv
“5 Stars – Couldn’t Put It Down.” Barbara
“Like returning to a much loved friend.” Maggie
“An excellent read.” Carole
Kidlington itself, the home of Thames Valley Police HQ. Almost regarded as a suburb of Oxford, there is some debate in Kidlington whether it is a town or a village! If it’s a village, it’s a very large one, with supermarkets, garages, plenty of pubs and a small shopping centre. It sits on a plain that was once devoted to farming, with several small satellite villages around it, such as Hampton Poyle and Yarnton. It also has a small airport, once known as Oxford Airport, but recently renamed to include London in the title!
DI Hillary Greene
An attractive woman in her forties, Hillary Greene is a police officer of many years’ experience, and came up through the ranks. Consequently, she knows how the system works, and is fiercely loyal to the force without being blinkered to its faults. Popular with the rank and file for her no-nonsense attitude and competence.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS A NARROW POINT OF VIEW.
DI HILLARY GREENE SERIES
Book 1: MURDER ON THE OXFORD CANAL
Book 2: MURDER AT THE UNIVERSITY
Book 3: MURDER OF THE BRIDE
Book 4: MURDER IN THE VILLAGE
Book 5: MURDER IN THE FAMILY
Book 6: MURDER AT HOME
Book 7: MURDER IN THE MEADOW
Book 8: MURDER IN THE MANSION
Book 9: MURDER IN THE GARDEN
Book 10: MURDER BY FIRE
Book 11: MURDER AT WORK
Book 12: MURDER NEVER RETIRES
Book 13: MURDER OF A LOVER
Book 14: MURDER NEVER MISSES
Book 15: MURDER AT MIDNIGHT
Book 16: MURDER IN MIND
Book 17: HILLARY’S FINAL CASE
Book 18: HILLARY’S BACK!
Book 19: MURDER NOW AND THEN
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- ASIN : B07BJ8D233
- Publisher : Joffe Books crime, thriller and mystery (16 March 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 1128 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 229 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 3,104 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Time will tell, but since we now know the series will continue from 11 to 17 maybe her detecting talent will progress in another direction which will no doubt prove to be as compulsive reading as the last ten books.
Murder by Fire had me guessing right to the end with a startling twist in the tale which I never saw coming, and I eagerly await the publication of no. 11.
No pressure though Faith.
When David Merchant’s badly burned body is discovered in his back garden, it’s evident he was murdered first. A Christian man with strong convictions, he upset a lot of the people he met with his views and beliefs. But why would anyone want to kill him?
The lack of a clear motive leaves the team with a struggle on their hands. Meanwhile, Barrington has relationship problems that are taking his mind off the investigation. David Chang, a bright new recruit to the team is targeted by a local gang. Then there’s Janine, who’s just given birth, dealing with an internal investigation into her conduct.
And if that’s not enough to distract Hillary, her superintendent, Brian Vane, still has a grudge to settle with her.
Many of the issues are resolved, some at a personal cost to Hillary. But true to form, she finds the missing link that enables her to solve Merchant’s murder. All she has to do now is solve her own problems.
I love the characters, the interplay between them and the way their conflicts and challenges are woven into the murder investigation. At times, the problems facing the characters seem to eclipse the murder investigation, but that’s the strength of these novels.
Looking forward to Hillary’s eleventh adventure, especially after the surprise ending to this one.
We've grown accustomed to the various mix of police personnel with whom she shares her quest to solve yet another murder mystery. Different players move in and out of focus, some are either killed off or they move on to pastures new. That's life.
In this tale, many of the familiar elements were on show. A new arrival, DC Chang was introduced with a story thread that involved Chinese thugs. Just for once, this felt less convincing than in previous books in the series. As for the murderer, well I won't spoil the fun, but it wasn't the hardest matter to work out given the character of the victim.
Every long-running series has a hiccup. Not quite 5* this time, but still a must-read for Hillary Greene fans.
The ending was unexpected and wrapped up the case quickly once Hillary had her moment of inspiration.
Looking forward to the next in the series very much.