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The Resource After the fire, Jane Casey

After the fire, Jane Casey

Label
After the fire
Title
After the fire
Statement of responsibility
Jane Casey
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Language
eng
Summary
After a fire devastates the top floor of a tower block on the Maudling Estate, Maeve Kerrigan and her colleagues are called in. Their presence is needed because it's a sensitive investigation - not because the blaze was caused by arson, or because several residents died, but because a body was found in the car park below the tower. It appears that controversial MP Geoff Armstrong, trapped by the fire, jumped to his death rather than wait for rescue. But what was he doing in the very unglamorous surroundings of the Maudling Estate? And why did he choose to die when rescuers weren't far away? The police can't assume that Armstrong was the arsonist's target. As Maeve and Derwent pick through the wreckage, they uncover the secret world of the eleventh floor, where everyone seems to have something to hide. It's a tough investigation, made harder by Maeve's private life unravelling. Without her ex-boyfriend Rob's steady influence, she's behaving recklessly, in a way that's likely to harm her - or someone close to her - before long
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"London police detective Maeve Kerrigan has spent plenty of time at Murchison House. One of the many cement high-rise towers comprising the Maudling Estate housing project, Murchison House is home to a motley mix of society. From domestic abuse victims and elderly widows with nowhere else to turn to its flourishing criminal elements, Maeve is familiar with many of its occupants by name or reputation. But when a fire breaks out at Murchison House that consumes the top floors and leaves three dead, Maeve and her colleagues are startled to learn the identity of one of the victims. Geoff Armstrong was a wealthy, notoriously right-wing London politician--the last person they'd expect to find in a place like the Maudling Estate. And things get even murkier when evidence surfaces indicating Armstrong was murdered before the fire broke out. Was his death connected to the fire? To the other deaths at Murchison House? And what was he doing there in the first place? What Maeve begins to uncover will lead her on a terrifying journey through all levels of society, putting her very life in danger. Jane Casey's next riveting mystery featuring beloved detective Maeve Kerrigan will keep readers turning the pages from the opening scene to the stunning conclusion"--
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Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10480972
Cataloging source
WWBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Casey, Jane
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Maeve Kerrigan
Series volume
0006
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women detectives
  • Murder
  • Kerrigan, Maeve (Fictitious character)
Target audience
adult
Label
After the fire, Jane Casey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000055067761
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
443 pages
Isbn
9780091948313
System control number
(OCoLC)914243796
Label
After the fire, Jane Casey
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000055067761
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
443 pages
Isbn
9780091948313
System control number
(OCoLC)914243796

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