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Playing with Bones

Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
Series: Joe Plantagenet, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (66 ratings)

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Summary

Singmass Close has a sinister past. Reputedly haunted by the ghosts of children, in the 50s it was the hunting ground of the Doll Strangler, a ruthless killer who was never brought to justice.

Now DI Joe Plantagenet wonders whether a copycat killer is at work when the strangled body of teenager Natalie Parkes is found in the same close, a mutilated doll lying by her side. With the recent disappearance of a young female model and an escaped convict at large, this new, horrific murder stretches Joe's team to their limit. But as the bodies start mounting up and Joe's questioning brings him closer to the real strangler, he comes to suspect a shockingly creepy connection between all three cases...

©2009 Kate Ellis (P)2010 Soundings

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  • 23-12-12

A carefully crafted detective story.

Kate Ellis writes well, with even story pacing building to a final solution. Joe Plantagenet is characterised with human frailties sufficient to make him a believeable policeman. All in all a most enjoyable tale.

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excellent one of her best

loved it kept me guessing right to the end.great plot with good more please soon

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Lots of surprises.

the plot has lots of twists and turns and is complex enough to keep you guessing right up to the end.

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Narration not the best

Great story but ruined by the poor narration - found this with the other books in the series too, should have listened to the other reviews and read the actual books instead.

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Don't Bother

Poor story, not up to her usual standard, with many holes in it.
In addition Garden Giffen's one dimensional narration ruined the whole experience.

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