Search Results: "Peter Turnbull"


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IN VINO VERITAS by Peter Turnbull
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"Turnbull's fast-paced procedural should appeal to fans of the dogged-determination puzzler."
A tipsy conversation leads DI Harry Vicary's team (Denial of Murder, 2015, etc.) to reopen a cold case.Read full book review >

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DEEP COVER by Peter Turnbull
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Whether it's the London locale or a closer eye on the gritty details, Turnbull's Vicary series is edgier than his Hennessey and Yellich entries (Aftermath, 2011, etc.)."
The first body found on Hampstead Heath may have been a case of accident or suicide, but the second, buried in a shallow grave underneath, was certainly murdered. Read full book review >

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AFTERMATH by Peter Turnbull
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Painting domestic details with a pastry brush rather than a spatula, Turnbull delivers a red-meat procedural sure to please the most demanding pound-the-pavement fan."
A harvest of bodies found in the kitchen garden of an estate leads to a whopper of a case for the crew at Micklegate Bar. Read full book review >

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GIFT WRAPPED by Peter Turnbull
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Although the Hennessey team's personal lives remain tediously familiar, their professional skills are worth your time."
Anonymous postcards trigger an investigation reaching far beyond the York address to which they were directed. Read full book review >

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THE GARDEN PARTY by Peter Turnbull
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Vicary, well up on grit but short on detection, spins the same facts over multiple witnesses and interviews."
A very unauthorized interment provides a third outing for Metropolitan DI Harry Vicary (Deep Cover, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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AND DID MURDER HIM by Peter Turnbull
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 19, 1991

"Sturdy fare for procedural fans."
Another of the author's workmanlike procedurals dealing mostly with Glasgow's grungy underclass of petty thieves and drug addicts. Read full book review >

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TREASURE TROVE by Peter Turnbull
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2004

"Not even an 11th-hour kidnapping can redeem Turnbull's latest from deadly dullness."
Multiple murder scarcely disturbs the deeper slumber of veteran Turnbull's Yorkshire this time out. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE FLOOD by Peter Turnbull
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"Yellich and Hennessey are good enough company to cast a sense of urgency over their by-the-book detection."
Each season brings its own tribulation to the "hard north" of England. Read full book review >

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DEATHTRAP by Peter Turnbull
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"An entertaining chronicle told in Turnbull's comfortable style (The Man With No Face, 1998, etc), marred only by its barely credible denouement."
Yet another of the author's absorbing procedurals, this time set in the city of York, where Detective Chief Inspector George Hennessey presides over the Micklegate Bar Police Station when local retiree John Smith, taking his usual walk on the edge of the Whickham Great Wood, comes across the body of freelance reporter Cornelius Weekes, an apparent suicide, in a closed, fume-filled car. Read full book review >

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THE KILLING FLOOR by Peter Turnbull
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 15, 1995

"Rock-solid procedural work by all hands, enlivened by Turnbull's usual trenchant snapshots of every hand but the corpse's."
A motorist's accident uncovers a corpse in the shrubbery outside an unoccupied house in suburban Glasgow—a corpse without head or hands, dead at least six months. Read full book review >

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LONG DAY MONDAY by Peter Turnbull
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 24, 1993

"Another can't-put-it-down winner for Turnbull."
Glasgow's police, P Division, are hard at work, grappling with two major new cases alongside the usual run of mean-streets crime. Read full book review >

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SWEET HUMPHREY by Peter Turnbull
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2006

"Charles Manson goes British in this unnerving study of evil, another winner for Turnbull (Chill Factor, 2005, etc.)."
A multiple murderer is incarcerated in Kempton Hospital, a secure mental facility. Is he insane or evil? Read full book review >