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The Resource Shadow play, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Shadow play, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

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Shadow play
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Shadow play
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Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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eng
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"When the body of a smartly-dressed businessman turns up in the yard of Eli Simpson's car workshop, DCI Bill Slider and his team soon surmise that the victim was someone's 'enforcer'. So who was Mr King? Who was he the muscle for? And what did he know that made someone decide to terminate the terminator?"--Publisher's description
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  • When a man’s body is found in isolated Jacket Yard, DCI Bill Slider and his crack team of detectives are called in to investigate. The victim was killed by a fierce blow to the back of his neck. There’s no identification on the body, but Slider and his team dig leads out of the daily grind of a murder investigation—conducting door-to-door inquiries, watching hours of mind-numbing CCTV tape, comparing DNA to the MisPers list. All that slogging—the stuff of police procedure, crisply detailed as always by Harrod-Eagles—uncovers a respected Member of Parliament with secrets to hide, corrupt and greedy businessmen, a woman whose outward “heart of gold” hides dangerous ambition, and a victim whose only desire was to retire to the home of his dreams. Along with a thoroughly engaging crime story, Harrod-Eagles also delivers plenty of peripheral humor, from the easy and always entertaining banter among Slider’s motley team to the way Slider’s boss butchers the English language with his hilarious non sequiturs. Another winner from a talented and prolific genre veteran. -- Melton, Emily (Reviewed 12/1/2017) (Booklist, vol 114, number 7, p35)
  • At the start of Harrod-Eagles’s highly entertaining 20th mystery featuring Det. Chief Insp. Bill Slider (after 2017’s Old Bones), Slider arrives at a crime scene—the muddy yard of an auto repair shop near a London railway line—where lies the body of a well-dressed, well-groomed middle-aged man, killed by a blow to the head. The shop’s surly owner says he’s never seen the man before. The only clue to the victim’s identity is a lottery ticket tucked in his jacket pocket. Soon Slider is drawn into an investigation that touches the lives of a masseuse with a heart of gold, rapacious property developers, small-time politicians, hotshot lawyers, and handsome rent boys, among other colorful and distinctive characters. Slider and the likable members of his police team enjoy an easy camaraderie, and their exchanges are sprinkled with dry wit, as are those between Slider and his musician wife, Joanna, who acts as his sounding board. Harrod-Eagles shows once again why this series ranks high among contemporary British police procedurals. (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed 12/11/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 50, p)
  • The death of somebody's right-hand man is the latest challenge for DCI Bill Slider and his mates at Shepherd's Bush police station. Eli Sampson, the marginal West London car repairman who reports finding a body on his grounds only because he can't think what else to do, swears that he's never seen the man before, living or dead. And the condition of the corpse—sporting an expensive watch, lacking any more definite ID, and remarkably free of mud down to the soles of his shoes—gives his protestations some credence. So who is Leo King, as he's finally identified, who's evidently left no one behind to mourn him except for freelance masseuse Shanice Harper? He was born Leon Kimmelman, but who was he when he died? Encouraged by Slider's discovery of a thumb drive that had escaped someone's thorough tossing of Kimmelman's flat—a drive containing video of Greater London Assemblyman Kevin Rathkeale disporting himself aboard a houseboat with a pair of male prostitutes and some high-value cocaine—the coppers at Shepherd's Bush (Old Bones, 2017, etc.) question blandly evasive Charles Holdsworth, whose holding company owns the houseboat; his wife, Avril, who's clearly afraid of something; charismatic Myra Silverman, whose work as CEO of KidZone brought her close together with Rathkeale in ways she must now bitterly regret; and locals who toss off dire hints about some huggermugger development in Davy Lane. Their questions seem to be bouncing off rubber walls until a sudden break in the case allows Slider to fit the pieces together and sets the stage for the tale's most satisfying episode: a round-robin series of interrogations in which the sullen conspirators who took Kimmelman's life and nearly took Slider's too take turns pointing increasingly frantic fingers at each other. Sex, drugs, blackmail, real estate. The results are never less than proficient, never more than routine. (Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2017)
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Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia
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no index present
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fiction
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True
Series statement
A Bill Slider mystery
Series volume
0020
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  • Slider, Bill (Fictitious character)
  • Police
  • Murder
  • Assassins
  • Organised crime
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a British police procedural
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Shadow play, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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"A Detective Inspector Slider mystery"--Cover
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000061032148
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23 cm.
Edition
First world edition.
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9780727887511
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(OCoLC)993955439
Label
Shadow play, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Publication
Note
"A Detective Inspector Slider mystery"--Cover
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061032148
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First world edition.
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9780727887511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)993955439

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