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A Ritual For the Dying: A British Murder Mystery (DI Declan Walsh Crime Thrillers Book 6) (Detective Inspector Declan Walsh) Kindle Edition
Thrice cursed. Thrice bound. Thrice damned.
When the body of a famous television academic is discovered in Greenwich Park, carefully positioned beside a megalithic stone fountain and missing a hand, DI Declan Walsh and the team of the Last Chance Saloon find themselves not only involved in a case that connects to the supernatural, but one that also involves 17th century architects, Ley Lines, nuclear reactors and a secret, black market organisation that specialises in particular occult items; some that date all the way back to both Aleister Crowley and the Elizabethan Magician, Dr John Dee himself, and connected to a missing treasure.
But as the team hunt a killer, one that uses ritualistic locations and weapons to perform their murders, Declan will journey on a heretical treasure hunt through an underground pagan and spiritual subculture of witches, shamans, druids, magicians and heathens, a world of esoteric luncheons and virtual sabbats, and where curses are believed real, and the dead indeed talk...
...But is one of those dead voices that of his one-time love, Kendis Taylor?
The sixth book in a series of procedural crime thrillers by #1 New York Times bestselling writer Tony Lee writing as Jack Gatland, A Ritual For The Dying is perfect for fans of J.D Kirk, L.J Ross, Ian Rankin, Rachel McLean, Alex Smith, David Gatward and Ann Cleeves, among others.
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- ASIN : B095J28ZC1
- Publisher : Hooded Man Media (August 15, 2021)
- Publication date : August 15, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 5498 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 376 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : B09BY283MM
- Best Sellers Rank: #20,254 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As usual, the climax of the story culminates in an Agatha Christie style that spells out all the background so the readers can finally understand all the twists and turns and see all the bits that were left purposely vague.
There are some places that are good for a chuckle, but no spine tingling thrills. However, make sure to check out the Wikipedia box. All the historical references are real. That alone makes this book worth the effort.
All in all, A Ritual for the Dying is a pleasant day's reading and is good practice for Americans to brush up on their British.😁
Very hard to keep them all sorted. Barely made it through to the end. Previous books in the series were much better but those also had a lot of characters to keep track of.
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The reason I’ve enjoyed this series is that I couldn’t wait to read the next chapter. I didn’t feel it this time, but persevered because of the underlying story.
This book felt like a heavily edited film-script - detail that linked scenes was either deleted or buried so deep in the narrative it was lost. It resulted in a very confusing read, requiring the reader’s “effort” rather than the usual sheer enjoyment. Disappointing.
I will however, continue to read the series based on previous experience.
The text throughout is littered with random italicisations. Italic font is sprinkled over proper nouns, adjectives, and pretty much everything else that shouldn't have it. This is very, very irritating, and it makes me wonder if anyone actually read the text prior to publication. The only other explanation would be malevolent occult activity in the software. Or, a cat was allowed to play with the keyboard,
‘Who is?’ Monroe shook his head. ‘And can we get some kind of character list for this?’
Which I felt summed it up nicely! But being complex doesn’t stop me enjoying them immensely!Onward.