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Serious Crimes Hardcover – Import, 1990

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz; First Edition edition (1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0575049294
  • ISBN-13: 978-0575049291
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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By Chris Miller TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 27, 2016
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I had no clue this was an older book being republished. I like the way the author told multiple stories inside of one and brought them together towards the end. Each mini story inside would appear every few chapters swapping between them to move you along at the same pace until they all meld together. From the police and their intriguing team relationship to the crime partners and their own twists. Throw in some lust, a bunch of darkness and a frozen corpse and you have the makings of a fine mystery and who-dun-it.

I breezed pretty quick through the book and only had one or two small spots that seemed slow. the rest flowed well. A couple times I was unsure who was talking as the paragraphs did not define it well enough or the breaks did not match. That is editing as well as the author and kept this from 5 stars.

Overall I won't say much more so I do not ruin any twists or turns. There are many characters, a few subplots and only one ending. The police have to solve the why, when and who of the frozen corpse.
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Simply Fantastic. Another book by Laurence Gough that I just didn’t want to put down, it really is that good. Even though this is book four in the series, you could still read it as a stand-alone and still very much enjoy it. If you were in charge of a Police Department, then you would want Detectives like Jack Willows and Claire Parker working for you. They are relentless and methodical in their pursuit of the killers. I like their banter, and the way they interact together. It’s one of the many reasons why I’ve enjoyed each book in this series. You would almost think the killer in this story has a sense of humour, posing the victim Kenny Lee in the lotus position while he is sitting on top of the ice. However he just didn’t take into account when he tossed him into the water that it would be frozen. Then you have a couple of guys that aren’t so smart in Billy and Garret, who decide they would like to up the ante in their illegal pursuit for money. This book is such an easy and enjoyable read. Definitely worth the 5 star rating.
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Great crime story. I love the way the stories of the various characters are interwoven. The dialog is believable as is the relationship between Willow and Parker. I had to keep reminding myself that this took place not too long ago, before anyone had a cell phone! I could not have predicted the way it would end, always a sign of a good story. Just bought another book by this author, can't wait to read it.
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This book was first published in 1990, but still relevant to today's society and crime scene scene. This is the fourth book in the series, featuring Jack Willows and Claire Parker again, and once again this duo made for some entertaining reading.
They have to investigate the death of a man, found in a peculiar setup at a restaurant.
It was very entertaining reading how the dynamic duo investigates the crime, and how they interact with each other during the investigation.
Very interesting and entertaining book, recommended.
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Claire Parker and Jack Willows are Vancouver detectives who are called to investigate a bizarre crime. The body of a man, strangely frozen in a lotus position, has been found in a Chinese ornamental garden. Around the same time, two young men decide to go beyond petty theft, and a housewife can't seem to shake the memory of her handsome car jacker. Strangely enough, these three events become intertwined and Parker and Willows must sort everything out.

Watching everything come together is always so much fun in Gough's books. I really like seeing various events from different perspectives. This is a mystery, but it's also so much more - it's an intriguing look at human nature and all the shades of grey between black and white.
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While it has very little to do with a SciFi story, besides of the setting, it's an incredibly well written old fashioned detective story. easy to read, entertaining and well edited..
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Now is the hard part, coming up with the twenty words required by the silly Amazon people.

I don't want to give anything away. I enjoyed reading this book.
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