Search Results: "Peter Turnbull"


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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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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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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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NO STONE UNTURNED by Peter Turnbull
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2008

"Once you put aside the endless repetition of the detectives' domestic details, you're left with a pretty good mystery."
Investigating a decade-old murder requires still another expansion of DCI George Hennessey's cadre of detectives. 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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ALL ROADS LEADETH by Peter Turnbull
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Why does Turnbull assume nobody will read more that one of his books? His near-verbatim recap of his heroes' private ghosts detracts from an otherwise entertaining procedural."
DCI George Hennessey and his sergeant, Somerled Yellich (Deathtrap, 2000, etc.), team up once more to solve a string of long-buried murders in the ancient city of York. 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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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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A DREADFUL PAST by Peter Turnbull
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A quirky change from the usual sifting through the suspects most likely to have wanted the victim dead, with only the ritual recounting of each detective's domestic arrangements to remind readers of the customary Turnbull formula."
A cold case suddenly heats up for DCI George Hennessey (Gift Wrapped, 2013, etc.) and his colleagues. 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 >