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A Long Time Dead: A gripping CSI crime thriller (SOCO Roger Conniston Book 1) by [Barrett, Andrew]
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4.2 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
Book 1 of 3 in The Dead Trilogy (3 Book Series)
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About the Author

Andrew Barrett has been writing best-selling thrillers since the mid 1990s, all set in northern England. He's also written several short stories, and co-written a number of television scripts. Andrew's novels focus on the world of Crime Scene Investigators (CSIs). He offers a unique insight into this dark landscape, making good use of his expertise as a Senior CSI to envelop the reader in exciting yet realistic stories.

Product Details

  • File Size: 808 KB
  • Print Length: 404 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1523956399
  • Publisher: Andrew Barrett; 2 edition (June 7, 2011)
  • Publication Date: June 7, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0054TQATW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,169 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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By G. Robbins on September 5, 2012
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I have read a number of fictional books where the author has technical experience of the area at the centre of the story and often, whilst their specialty has been well described, the rest of the tale is neglected, or perhaps does not shine so brightly. In light of this I approached Andrew Barrett's book with some trepidation. I need not have worried.

From the start, the book was beautifully paced, carrying the reader through the technical details of the science of forensic investigation. I was impressed how a junior member of the team was used as a focus of explanation that allowed the author to outline the key procedures that underlined the plot.

But don't for one minute think that this is a porting of a dry text book. The characters are well drawn, which enabled me to empathise with them well. Add to that a view of the seedier side and the nightlife of Wakefield and you have an intoxicating mix that floods over the reader. The plot itself is well developed too and although I guessed the identity of the murderer about 2/3rd of the way through, it didn't detract from the enjoyment of the journey. I did, however, get completely surprised by the final plot twist.
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I am generally not a huge fan of gritty dark thrillers, but I have thoroughly enjoyed Andrew Barrett's The Dead Trilogy. These are long, very detailed books with lots of twists. Well written and a great deal for the Kindle!
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I loved this book. The characters were so real and not just good or bad but a mixture of both as it is in real life. The procedures used were really well described as they explained the equipment and methods used at scenes of crimes without being boring or getting too techie, again making the story all the more real.
I really got drawn into the story and loved the build up to the conclusion, which was very exciting.
Having read this really well written book, I've bought the other two in the trilogy and have started reading Stealing Elgar , the second of the trilogy, straight away.
I would have been very happy to have paid far more than I did for this book and would have still thought it worth it.
I thoroughly recommend this book if you like C.S.I type of books but with a more real and down to earth feel about them. Also I enjoyed it more by having the story set in the UK.
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Decent type CSI type thriller..found a few mistakes..but not too obviously irritating..I would not go so far as calling it excellent but all in all I think I would at some point continue the series if they showed up free as this one did. The ending left ALOT to be desired!!
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This is a book to enjoyed by lovers of police procedurals, thrillers, complex plots, interesting characters, and a snazzy ending. That should include most people who read fiction. I look forward to book two.
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A well constructed thriller with plenty of twists and turns. The characters are believable and the situations are exciting. The depressing atmosphere and miserable climate further enhance the quality of the story. A five star book.
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I am really surprised by the high ratings for this novel. I read a lot of British procedurals, some very good, some ok, and some really bad (usually do not finish those!). The writing is acceptable, the forensics are, of course, interesting, and I liked the perspective from the point of view of the of a forensic officer.

However, the story is scattered, I felt as if I were starting in the middle of a story, with no information about the back story. There appears to be a lack of teamwork, and it seems unusual to have this many "dodgy" characters working in relatively close quarters (as the British would say): one of the crime scene men, a police mental health clinician, and one of the inspectors. I also found the reasoning of the killer to be rather thin, and apparently thrown in at the last moment "to make the story work".

I would consider this one just barely on the plus side of readable. Not reading the next in the series.
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This book is an exciting and complex tale about a SOCO working towards a promotion. He has problems at home and further problems with work colleagues, one of whom he is convinced has been dealing in guns. The story unfolds and with it the richness of the characters and their interactions with one another. There are two murders in the story and we are rather misled as to the perpetrator (as were the police!)

The language used throughout the book is really well thought out, descriptive and inspiring. I very much enjoyed it. The author is in this line of work himself and writes with authority. I loved the way the story built gradually and I thought I knew who was to blame but of course, I didn't! The ending is almost a cliff-hanger and although I have started another book, I know I shall very soon read Book 2. The man has a story-telling talent and I love to find another good author!
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