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About the Author
- Publisher : Scott and Lawson (July 20, 2015)
- Publication date : July 20, 2015
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 310 pages
- File size : 2741 KB
- ASIN : B011OA4Q7M
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #986,385 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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DI Shona brought the HOLMES system into the investigation (for no particular reason, it would seem) and amazingly sent an untrained constable to input data. That was the first and last we heard about use of the system in the book. In the end the solutions to the crimes just popped out of someone’s head – a dramatic and all too convenient end.
Knowledge of crime investigation may not be this author’s strength. Where, when and how HOLMES is used is but one example. Another is the ‘five-minute DNA test or fingerprint analysis’. Yeah, right, only on TV!
One big plus for this book is the engaging dialogue of the cast of characters. It is often quite witty. However, great dialogue about food, the weather, hating the boss, or forcing junior detectives to do a particular job is no substitute for a careful plot and accurate police procedures.
Tension abounds, and multiplied until my head was spinning in this latest DI Shona McKenzie mystery! Yet, the story was easy to follow, and follow it I did staying up all night to find out who did it…and that’s why I urge any lover of mystery, intrigue, and murder to grab this book. But before you begin to read I suggest you make sure you won’t be interrupted because it is absolutely that good!
Being a ‘start at the beginning’ sort of reader, I suggest you read the first novel in this series Killer's Countdown (DI Shona McKenzie Mysteries Book 1 before you begin this one. Either way, once you’ve read a DI Shona McKenzie Mysteries Book, I believe you’ll be eagerly awaiting the next novel with the rest of us!
Paula Rose Michelson writes Christian Inspirational Fiction, Nonfiction & Self-help from a Messianic Jewish Perspective. Her books are available on Amazon.
DI McKenzie and her team are called out in the middle of a blizzard to a convent where three nuns are murdered. With no apparent clues, they are in a bother. The murders keep coming apace as the team gets bogged down. The weather is causing no end of a problem, and the murderer not helping at all.
Peter finally gets the idea that it is a copycat they are looking for. And it is. The case moves right along after the team realizes this and they finally corner and arrest the bad guy. The murderer came as a surprise.
I look forward to reading more of Ms. Jones' books.
Once again, the book is well organized and easy to read. In the midst of the gruesomeness of murder, you will find a bit of humor from time to time. The characters are more fleshed out this time and easy to become attached to. Already, I'm looking for book three.
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Firstly, if Dundee in real life bears any resemblance to the one portrayed in these pages, then it is a dangerous place to live!
Secondly, it may well lead to an increased intake of calories and caffeine. Dundee's finest march on their stomachs. I can't remember a book since my childhood favourites of Enid Blyton and Frank (Billy Bunter) Richards where there is quite so much food - in this case the drinking of tea and coffee and the eating of fried food and cakes. I like all of these but the subliminal pressure to consume while reading was nearly overwhelming.
Thirdly, this book is addictive and is likely to keep you up past your normal bedtime. (As if all the extra caffeine hadn't already done that!).
When I reviewed Wendy's first book "Killer's Countdown" I expressed the hope that this was the start of a long running series and I am glad to report that the promise contained in that book has been more than fulfilled as Shona, her colleagues and Dundee develop.
Looking forward to Number 3 in the series!
Dundee is in the grip of a harsh winter, which makes getting around and processing crime scenes tougher than normal. Several more apparently unrelated murders add to the gruesome tally, making things increasingly difficult for Tayside’s finest. Throw in a couple of Russian thugs and it looks like DI Shona has bitten off more than she can chew.
This second instalment in the DI Shona McKenzie series was worth the wait. Wendy Jones draws us into the story from the beginning with her eloquent prose and the story is infused with humour.
Wendy Jones shows us how Tartan Noir should be written and if Stuart MacBride and Ian Rankin aren’t quaking in their boots yet then they should be. DI Shona McKenzie is a force to be reckoned with.
I loved this book from start to finish. It was well written, a page turner and I did find it hard at times to put it down and get some much needed sleep. I was desperate to get to the end and see who this killer was. It ends with a blow to the heart and has left me counting down the days for the third in the series! I loved it! Highly recommended to all readers who love a good piece of mystery, intrigue and murder!