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A Song from Dead Lips Audiobook

A Song from Dead Lips

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London, October 1968. As Beatles fans encamp outside Abbey Road Studios up the road, the Marylebone CID is as much an old boys' club as it ever was: comfortably sexist, racially prejudiced and crawling with corruption.

Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen is the pariah of the office, having just run out on a fellow officer held at knifepoint, when it's shaken up by the arrival of WPC Helen Tozer: awkward chatterbox, farmgirl, and the first woman to enter the murder unit - apart from the secretary.

When a young woman is found naked and strangled in well-to-do St John's Wood, her identity is a mystery. The neighbours offer nothing but xenophobic suspicions, witnesses are staying silent; only Tozer's savvy gives Breen a lead.

Following it, resourceless, deep into the rural backwaters, Breen sees one dead body lead to another - a trail of bloodshed taking them dangerously close to a killer with everything to lose...

©2013 William Shaw (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Mrs G Buchanan 05/02/2016
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    "Very enjoyable"

    I enjoyed this story much more than I thought I would. It really captured the feel of the sixties and I'm looking forward to hearing more of Breen and Helen

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    mr 23/09/2016
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    "the 60's are alive in this book!"

    The Beatles were a nice back drop for this book, all the themes of gender equality, face and the changing police force are covered in this book.Great first in the series.

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    mollyeyre 19/10/2016
    mollyeyre 19/10/2016
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    "Dated and a little disappointing"

    I think this is the first in the series which is why I thought I'd take the plunge. It was OK really - it is dated and has dreadful attitudes shown towards women and Africans , generally the story was OKish, but I didn't really like the rookie detective Tozer - I may try the next in the series after a bit of research as I do generally like William Shaw. I have just finished this book and have an 'underwhelmed and dissatisfied' feeling.
    The Main character Breen, is OK and I think it may be worth a try to check out number 2. Cameron Stewart was fine with the narration - though his women's voices made me laugh on occasions.

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