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THE HEATON PARK MURDER a gripping detective mystery (The London Road Mysteries Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

PETER KEELEY
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  • Length: 45 pages (estimated)
  • Word Wise: Enabled
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Book Description

“A gripping mystery exploring a tragic love affair between a working man and a lady.” Chris Child

“Lots of twists and turns in this one. It's an easy, fun read!” Ann Abrams

“The second James Francis Dineen story I've read, and I'm already hooked on these period mysteries!” Norman Reed

"Great for Sherlock Holmes fans." Steve Moore

A Brilliant Period Detective Mystery
A woman’s body is found floating face down in Heaton Park Boating Lake. Her throat has been cut, with flowers strewn around her. When an obvious suspect is found murdered in an even more grizzly fashion, the case becomes stranger still. Detectives James Francis Dineen and John Moreland must find the killer, and the answer may just be found in a painting. Set in the Manchester of 1912, this detective story is an engaging tale of love gone wrong between rich and poor, the perils of prejudice, and a twisted murderer with a point to prove.

James Dineen is inspired by Sherlock Holmes, and tries unorthodox tactics that aren't taught in training school. He's from the same rough background as the criminals he pursues, so isn't afraid to bend the rules to solve a case. While John Moreland is a church-going family man, who plays by the book.

The Heaton Park Murder is the second of Peter Keeley's London Road mysteries, stories from the casebook of James Francis Dineen. It will appeal to all fans of early 20th century detective fiction. Look out for further adventures on Amazon soon.

Book One of The London Road Mysteries, “The Strange Case of Albert Mitchell is available now on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/STRANGE-ALBERT-MITCHELL-detective-mysteries-ebook/dp/B00GO0MNBE/

http://www.amazon.co.uk/STRANGE-ALBERT-MITCHELL-detective-mysteries-ebook/dp/B00GO0MNBE/


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 685 KB
  • Print Length: 45 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Not So Noble British Detective Books; Second Detective Mysteries edition (3 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H2VCX8C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #81,989 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Peter Keeley was born in 1983 in Crumpsall Hospital. He and his twin brother Christopher both have Cerebral Palsy; as a result of this Peter is badly Dyslexic and needs to use a wheel chair.

He grew up in Crumpsall Manchester and wrote his first play "The Role Model" at the age of 14. This follows the struggles of a disabled boy who struggles to cope with various issues. He received the Scope Millennium Award to develop the play which was performed at Contact Theatre in Manchester where Peter also worked as a wheeling usher.

More plays and Stand up/ Sit down Comedy were to follow; all written by Peter

He wrote a community play for The Royal Exchange (Colour Blind) in 2002.

He then got his big break in TV When his idea for a Comedy 'I'm with stupid' was picked up by BBC3. The show ran for one series and was made into a pilot for US network ABC. It picked up an RTS Award in 2006 for best new comedy too.

He then went to Manchester Metropolitan University where he read English and Creative writing. He graduated in 2010

It was when he was there researching his dissertation that he came across the now derelict London Road Fire Station that had once housed the main Manchester: Fire Station, Ambulance Station, Police Station, Gas-meter Testing Station, Coroner's Court and Bank. He developed a fascination with this and other amazing buildings in Manchester and used them to create a backdrop for the characters. Two young men from Shudehill, an impoverished area of Manchester, whose lives take different paths: James becomes a police officer whilst the other young man, Greg, follows a less salubrious journey. John Moreland, James superior and mentor gives his charge a free hand to develop his skills (where he considers it appropriate) and completes his casebook records becoming the narrator in this series of short stories or novella.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this! 6 Dec. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed The Heaton Park Murder. There's a strong sense of place, as the detectives' investigation takes them across Manchester. I also liked the detail that went into developing a back-story and a motive for the criminals. It got me thinking about some bigger issues, too, like inequality and injustice. I will watch out for more of Peter Keeley's stories.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting and intriguing murder mystery 6 Dec. 2013
By Jak
Format:Kindle Edition
"The Heaton Park Murder" is the second case of Keeley's "London Road Mysteries." These remind me of Sherlock Holmes' cases - exciting and intriguing detective stories, this one set in early 19th Century Manchester with the atmosphere of the period finely evoked. We can enjoy the clever investigation (from the casebook of James Francis Dineen) of a murder with a lot of twists and turns! Loved it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars nice mystery 5 Dec. 2013
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I am getting really into these London Road Mysteries, Dineen and Moreland are a charming duo whose different personalities comibine to interesting effect on their well told and engrossing mysteries. A great new addition to the detective world!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic detective 6 Dec. 2013
By bsms585
Format:Kindle Edition
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would have been proud! Sumptuous little story, a classic of the genre, and finely formatted to boot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars super duper 3 Dec. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Dineen is a great character and detective. Like all good heros he is flawed yet intriguing as a human being. His investigating of this murder is well told with a few twists.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Short, but full of atmosphere 9 Jun. 2014
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Not bad and the characters could easily develop into serial favourites. I know there are more of these by the same author, so maybe we'll see the heroes again. Facinating to read about Manchester one hundred years ago.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good read 20 Feb. 2014
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The heaton park murder is a good follow up to the first london road mystery. I am looking forward to the next mystery, very good for period mystery fans
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3.0 out of 5 stars Short 4 Feb. 2014
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My father was born in Heaton Park , so I was looking forward to a good story. Unfortunately I found it much too short.
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1.0 out of 5 stars This is the worst researched book I've read in a long time
This is the worst researched book I've read in a long time. I suggest that the author reviews his research skills if he writes another one. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Aggie
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Very gripping and interesting for that era, very well researched..
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1.0 out of 5 stars Well written but otherwise pointless.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Heaton Park Murder
Good story with a plot to match. The place Heaton Park brought back so many of my childhood memories. A little detail Milnrow is a long way to go from HP even in today's time.
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