Meanwhile, the Capital of Culture is becoming the capital of crime with young women being murdered. When a friend of Harry's becomes the latest victim, he is dragged into the investigation and becomes a suspect. He finds himself fighting survival on two fronts.
Even as he unravels the shocking secret behind the murders, the clock ticks. He must discover the enemy who wants him dead if he is to live to see Midsummer's Day.
©2008 Martin Edwards; (P)2008 Soundings
"Martin Edwards gets better and better." (Reginald Hill)
Glued to a story, but could also be knitting , unknitting, cooking, drawing cats or doing Chinese Calligraphy and learning a language or try
This was a 'good' read with insights into the changing face of Liverpool, city of culture.
Harry Devlin finds that a premature obituary of his death on Mid-summer's eve cannot be brushed away or treated as a prank. Who sent the note and leaves menacing messages on his answer phone? As well as the worrying countdown to mid-summer's eve is the fact that he comes under the police spotlight for a series of killings of prostitutes. Too much is happening to people around him and Harry is compelled to investigate these crimes much against his will and at the cost of his personal safety.
A throughly enjoyable story which is well-told and maintains its suspense levels throughout.
Middle aged men (sorry, not being ageist and sexist!) like the central character. And who want young/glamorous/clever women falling for them like they did for Harry.
Yes, I won't be reading any more by this author. There was no feeling for Liverpool or its people - change a few names and it could be set anywhere.
Someone who does more than RP and dreadful scouse/generic northerner accents. There is a wide range of professional class Liverpool accents.
Terribly cliched, in plot, characters and turns of phase ("a voice as sharp as a chainsaw"). Ludicrous Grand Guignol climax.
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