Search Results: "Peter Turnbull"


BOOK REVIEW

FEAR OF DROWNING by Peter Turnbull
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Turnbull's fans won't be disappointed."
Turnbull's new series kicks off with a change in venue from Glasgow to York and a change in the policeman hero from DI Donoghue (The Man With No Face, 1998, etc.) to DI Hennessey, aided by Lieutenant Yellich. 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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INFORMED CONSENT by Peter Turnbull
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2009

"A smidgen of twists and a smattering of turns enliven typical Turnbull fare."
Assisted by his ever-growing cadre of constables, DCI George Hennessey (Turning Point, 2008, etc.) investigates the death of two brothers. Read full book review >

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CHILL FACTOR by Peter Turnbull
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 30, 2005

"Turnbull's focus on his plodding detectives at the expense of livelier characters spoils what could have been a promising puzzle."
A corpse left inside the walls of the ancient city of York sends DCI George Hennessey and his partner DS Yellich to investigate a rash of new killings and an unsolved crime. Read full book review >

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THE ALTERED CASE by Peter Turnbull
Released: July 1, 2012

"Brisk and businesslike, Turnbull's latest in the series proves a worthy addition to his reliable franchise."
Two old friends stir up a hornet's nest when they report a murder they witnessed as schoolboys. 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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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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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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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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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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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 >