- File Size: 721 KB
- Print Length: 360 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Dragonfly Press; Second (Revised) Edition edition (December 12, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 12, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00EQBAKC2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,190,543 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Heir to Misfortune: (A DI Frank Lyle Mystery) (DI Frank Lyle Mysteries Book 2) Kindle Edition
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When a man is found murdered, Frank Lyle is called away from the comfort of home and holiday cheer in order to attend the crime scene. What appears to be a homeless man is in fact the son of an influential member of society. The investigation into the brutal murder uncovers more than Frank bargained for. A child predator is willing to kill anyone who dares challenge him and Frank must find enough evidence to keep the man behind bars before the case spirals out of control.
This is another fantastic D.I. Frank Lyle mystery. The investigation heads in several different directions as multiple layers are uncovered. From blackmail to murder to child predators to spousal abuse, this story kept my interest and I read it in two days. Like the first book in the series (Second Chances), this book was very detailed in regards to procedure and crime scene investigation. If you read the first book, you might find parts of the book repetitive as the author attempts to help the new reader get up to speed. In a way this is good--if you haven't read Second Chances, you can still read Heir to Misfortune without being lost. For someone like me who read both novels back to back, there are sections that seem a bit like a review. Overall, though, the repetitive sections didn't keep me from enjoying the book.
I loved this book and found the plot to be more complex than the first novel. Again, I was impressed by how thorough the author was and how well-researched this book is. Frank is likable as is Jayseera, Redfern, Slade, and many other characters. The villain in this novel is downright detestable and I found myself turning the pages, rooting for Frank and hoping he'll nail the guy to the wall. I'd recommend this book to hardcore mystery and crime novel lovers and to people (like me) who just enjoy a good book.
A lot of the language is stilted, and while she makes a valiant effort to describe an autopsy, or two, her inexperience with prose and her predilection for repetition make it difficult to do anything but yawn. Indeed, repetition is a problem, and there isn't a great deal of plot movement. It feels like the author was trying to pad her page count by constantly rehashing the character's personal lives.Read more ›
It is told in the first person, and perhaps he could remind us a little less frequently how tall and good looking he is, but we forgive him for that, seeing as how he's good looking and all.
Got more bodies, natch, and in fact, the count is rising somewhat alarmingly, and dang, wouldn't you know it, it's only a few days before Christmas, so you can imagine the impediments to getting anything done at that time of the year what with everyone swanning off to parts elsewhere.
I'm not telling you any more about this except to say that the storyline is really really interesting.
Oh. And DI Lyle and his wife are going to have a baby. Awwww. Isn't that nice? Yeah, it really is.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read the first three Lyle books because they were a cheap set. If I were able to separate the potential from the presented, I would have given story line and assembly of... Read morePublished 21 months ago by oldtms
A gritty DI Lyle case. Author has thoroughly investigated police procedures and it reminds me of the type of policing which featured on shows like The Bill.Published 22 months ago by Mrs. Caroline Lee
A well written British detective novel. If you were a fan of The Bill, you will enjoy this book. I was very impressed at the amount of research into police procedures, giving a... Read morePublished on April 5, 2014 by Maria
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