Search Results: "Sally Spencer"


BOOK REVIEW

A DEATH LEFT HANGING by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2003

"Spencer's latest is her best: an ingenious puzzle that goes straight to the heart."
Once again, Chief Inspector Charlie Woodend's superiors hand him a real career-buster: the 30-year-old bludgeoning of salesman Fred Dodds, for which his wife has already been hanged. Read full book review >

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THE SHIVERING TURN by Sally Spencer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"Although not quite the equal of her seasoned mentor, Spencer's Oxford grad gets full marks for persistence and ingenuity in her engaging debut."
Spencer kicks off a new franchise with the disappearance of a Thames Valley schoolgirl. Read full book review >

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THE WITCH MAKER by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"The dark secrets behind the bright flames make Spencer's latest a first-class chiller."
Still fascinated by fire, Spencer goes from Guy Fawkes revelry (The Enemy Within, 2003) to serious witch-burnings as Charlie Woodend finds a town so inbred even his stubborn cloggin-it can't make a dent. Read full book review >

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BLACKSTONE AND THE WOLF OF WALL STREET by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"The case of the banker in the bunker provides enough wit, puzzlement and class warfare to delight the most devoted Blackstone fan."
Marooned in the United States, Inspector Sam Blackstone investigates the kidnapping of a business tycoon. Read full book review >

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BACKLASH by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Spencer's apparent determination to make Monika an even greater maverick than her predecessor Charlie Woodend threatens to make this appealing series formulaic and predictable."
DCI Monika Paniatowski (Echoes of the Dead, 2011, etc.) is saddled with yet another case that threatens to end her career. Read full book review >

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BLACKSTONE AND THE GOLDEN EGG by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2005

"Blackstone is no less resourceful than you'd expect from such an old hand. But Spencer's resourcefulness in throwing him curves and planting evidence for him to ferret out is truly impressive."
Inspector Sam Blackstone (Rendezvous with Death, 2003, etc.) is plucked from the ranks of the Metropolitan Police for a plum assignment he's sure to hate. Read full book review >

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BEST SERVED COLD by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Spencer's lively take on the old victim-everyone-hated chestnut isn't Monika's best outing but still has enough thrills to please fans of the franchise."
Paniatowski's in a pickle when the Whitebridge Players' reunion performance turns deadly. Read full book review >

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DEATH WATCH by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A routine procedural from Spencer (Dangerous Games, 2007, etc.) made disturbing by dark glimpses into the mind of a child molester."
The abduction of a young girl from a local park brings DCI Charlie Woodend personal anguish and professional peril. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS GAMES by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2007

"The intrigue grows but the detection wanes, making Spencer's latest entry feel like a transitional piece, a stopgap between reminiscences of past adventures and plans for future outings."
DCI Charlie Woodend (Stone Killer, 2005, etc.) and his crew track a serial killer bent on displaying his handiwork in increasingly public venues. Read full book review >

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A WALK WITH THE DEAD by Sally Spencer
Released: April 1, 2013

"Another solid outing for Charlie Woodend's worthy successor, whose baggage, like her striking European nose, makes her all the more appealing."
The disappearance of a young girl launches an investigation that poses a host of challenges for DCI Monika Paniatowski (Lambs to the Slaughter, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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ECHOES OF THE DEAD by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2011

"Shifting seamlessly between past and present versions of the case, Spencer produces a tour de force readers won't quickly forget."
A convicted murderer's dying declaration prompts an unexpected investigation for DCI Monika Paniatowski (The Ring of Death, 2010, etc.) and a world of trouble for her beloved Charlie Woodend. Read full book review >

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THE BUTCHER BEYOND by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Whether he's sipping una cerveza or downing a pint of best bitter, dogged Woodend's a treat for fans of truth-and-justice detection."
Death never takes a holiday for DCI Charlie Woodend, whose vacation is hijacked by murder. Read full book review >