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No Mercy: A Sgt Major Crane crime thriller and other stories by [Cartmell, Wendy]
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Praise for Wendy Cartmell's Sgt Major Crane Novels:
'It makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up' - John Paul Davis Author and Broadcaster.
'This was an excellent read and I can honestly recommend this. It is different, exciting and I enjoyed every minute spent reading this novel.' - Faith Mortimer, Author
'Wendy Cartmell's brilliant writing had me completely engrossed and fact and artistic licence blended perfectly' - Sharon Joan-Figurola
'A page turning read' - Keith Thomas, TV Broadcaster
'Powerful, gut-wrenching story' - Treebeard
'She is on a par with the literary giants of the genre' - Zen Cherry author and reviewer
'Superbly written military mystery' - The Kindle Book Review

From the Author

The Sgt Major Crane crime thrillers:
Steps to Heaven - is the church offering salvation or slaughter? A dark twisted crime thriller.
40 Days 40 Nights - can Crane find the terrorist determined to play a deadly game with Team GB?
Honour Bound - someone is drugging young girls, then raping and murdering them. How many must die before Crane finds the rapist?
Cordon of Lies - Can Crane get justice for two murdered army wives?
Regenerate - a widow obsessed by reborn dolls and a soldier smuggling heroin. Can Crane bring the cases to a successful conclusion?
Hijack - can the hostages make it out alive?
Glass Cutter - when a hidden diary is found, that's when people start to die.
Solid Proof - a red stiletto shoe is the only clue in what turns out to be Crane's strangest murder mystery to date!
The new Emma Harrison Mystery series is drawn from Cartmell's work in Her Majesty's Prisons. The first book in the series is Past Judgment and the second, Mortal Judgment.

Product Details

  • File Size: 772 KB
  • Print Length: 46 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Costa Press (January 18, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 18, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0078BFIOC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,668 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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This collection of short stories showcases Wendy Cartmell's fresh style and engaging prose. She presents a variety of situations of people caught in intriguing circumstances. The author delivers a twist to many of her stories in this collection.

My test of any writer is whether or not I can see the character in my mind's eye and Wendy Cartmell delivers.

Highly recommended.
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Wendy Cartmell's frank, vivid writing is completely unapologetic -- that makes it all the more gripping. Cartmell exposes the dark side of human nature as easily as she shows readers the good. Each story in No Mercy is well-balanced, beautifully written and evocative. I sat down to read the first story in the collection, but after meeting Sergeant Major Crane I had to get to know all of Cartmell's characters. Mystery, thrills, triumph, sorrow, twists and turns -- for a quick read, this short story collection is certainly jam-packed. I couldn't find a single flaw anywhere in this fantastic collection of tales, and for that No Mercy gets an unquestionable 5/5 stars. I'll definitely be reading more of Cartmell's work in the future, and I'll come back to re-visit the stories in No Mercy again and again.
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Cartmell has a way with words! Her book, "No Mercy" features a few short stories ridden with cruelty and the worst form of deception; the close family kind. Artfully delivered with a fine sense of humour! This book emphasizes the dangers of pushing anyone too far. Recommend.
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No Mercy is a short anthology of short stories. The centerpiece features Sergeant Major Crane, who inhabits other stories by the author. Short stories; short review. The story with Crane is too brief to develop his overall character or demonstrate the range of his detective skills. He seems short-sighted as to his case, relying on luck and a nearly unprovoked confession to solve it. I am not sure if Crane is the accidental detective (Clouseau), relying on others to get things done, or the deceptive detective (Colombo), disarming others with his manner. The author does a good job, however, with the physical attributes of the detective and other persons in the collection of stories. The book's real gem is the short-short, The Telephone Call, which was the only story with a real surprise twist after the twist to the not too concealed plot line. Kudos on that. Overall, these nicely written stories are a good read, but break little new ground as mystery fiction or surprising us with shocking twists. It's a safe read on the commute to work and earns an overall very positive "3".
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"No Mercy, A Sergeant Major Crane Investigation" is the first short story in this collection. Tom Crane is assigned to the Special Investigations Branch (SIB) of the Royal Military Police. His partner is young Sergeant Billy Williams. Tom receives a heads up call of a reported house fire at the Garrison near North Camp, the home of Sergeant Adrian Barnes. His wife, Alice, just returning home from a short trip is panicked as she believes her husband is inside the burning building. She's correct. Lab results reveal the fire source was Sgt Adrian Barnes himself as accelerant is found, most likely on the body itself. There are no gunshot or knife wounds on the body, and smoke is found in the lungs. He had recently made two complaints to the RMP office; one of his neighbor's kids were wild and screaming always too much while riding their bikes. The other complaint was he is suspicious of a couple of guys stealing things from the St. Omar Barracks Stores. Crane is very quick to investigate and solve this case. No clues are overlooked. This short story is an introduction to the many Sergeant Major Crane's crime stories including novel "Steps to Heaven." The next short story, "What If...?" is very engaging. Does a wife have to take lessons from her husband on how to be a wife? Is she expected to meet his exacting standards? This will lead to an extraordinary solution by the wife. I loved this story! There are two more fascinating short stories. However, these stories comprise only 29 percent of the e-book. The remainder is devoted to excerpts from the rest of the novels in the series. I was disappointed as I was expecting more short stories! I'd rather read the full stories rather than spend time on excerpts. The author is very creative, the works are well written and edited. I only wish she had included more short stories!
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This short story anthology, No Mercy (Sgt Major Crane Story), begins my introduction to Wendy Cartmell's writing. The book consists of three, quick and easy to read mysteries; No Mercy features, Sergeant Major Crane.

The last story is an autobiographical piece, which I question the author's reason for including it in a mystery anthology.

The mysteries have a ring of familiarity; I have either read similar stories or have viewed comparative TV shows.

I always appreciate the element of surprise in a good mystery. I expected unpredictable endings to the three mysteries; however bleak, I must express disappointment.

The author's writing style is flawless for composing mysteries, and readers will notice her passion. I encourage, Wendy Cartmell, to continue writing mysteries in the future, however, adding originality to her stories.

I recommend, No Mercy (Sgt Major Crane Story), by Wendy Cartmell, to readers of all ages.
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