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Cambridge Blue: The astonishing murder mystery debut (DC Goodhew Book 1) (English Edition) Kindle版
An exciting debut from a very promising new talent. ― Paul Johnson
A fast-paced gritty tale guaranteed to have you hooked from beginning to end. ― Cambridgeshire Pride
Meaty and deeply plotted. ― Morning Star
DC Gary Goodhew could just develop into a worthy succesor to those venerables of the police procedural now drawing their pensions. ― Tribune
A gripping tale of murder and mystery. ― Cambridge Style --このテキストは、paperback版に関連付けられています。
Alison Bruce is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
A fan of vintage clothes and the rockabilly music scene, for two years she wrote and presented a monthly 1950s music feature on BBC Wiltshire Sound.--このテキストは、paperback版に関連付けられています。
- ASIN : B003U2TDIK
- 出版社 : C & R Crime (2010/7/22)
- 発売日 : 2010/7/22
- 言語 : 英語
- ファイルサイズ : 921 KB
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能） : 有効
- X-Ray : 有効にされていません
- Word Wise : 有効
- 本の長さ : 308ページ
We have a real smarty pants in Gary Goodhew. A fast tracked graduate from Uni who's made up to a DC almost before he's left the hallowed grounds. He has a rich granny whom he's very close to and who's always on hand to lend a ear and give advice. The team he's a part of work well together, but of course there's always one spanner in the works, and in this case it's an arrogant, sexist, smarmy so'n'so named Kincaid.
The plot is complicated in places, and although I had an inkling who
the murderer was, it was the twists and turns of the investigation that brought a rather surprising conclusion.
I will definitely be Kindling up the next book in this series.
However, I have to say I really enjoyed it. It is a thrilling page-turner that I didn’t really want to put down for the two days it took to read it. I found the plot to be quite complex with a lot of shallow, unlikeable characters but it remained pacy and kept me turning the pages. The main character, Goodhew, was a little irritating in that he seems a bit spoilt and has an inability to stick to the rules, but it is refreshing to read a detective without an alcohol or other major problem in his life.
I will be very interested now to read the remainder of the series, everyone says they get better and, if this is the case, then they must be a real treat!
I really enjoyed reading about an area that I found familiar. Cambridge has great potential for a crime novel and then there's all those university colleges. I liked the character of Goodhew, I will be reading the sequels to see how his character develops. We are given interesting hints as to his background and the fact he is so young means that we will get to see him grow in the series. I hope. I did wonder how much Goodhew would be able to get away with his behaviour in a real life police team, but then again, it does make his character interesting so I understand why he is so quirky.
I did feel that the ending needed more development - I didn't feel particularly threatened by the baddie/s (don't want to give anything away!) but I'm hoping that this will happen in further novels. I will be reading the sequels, I'm interested to see how Goodhew develops and to see where else in Cambridge he goes! As a crime fiction fan, I felt that this novel kept me turning the pages to the end and interested enough to download the next one.