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Smoke Shadows (Inspector Campbell Mysteries Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Pamela St Abbs
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Product Description

Crime novel: Inspector Campbell investigates the murder of a property developer found in a Norfolk forest by a local teacher and wife of a planning officer with the local council.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 370 KB
  • Print Length: 169 pages
  • Publisher: Palmer Books; 1 edition (30 April 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003K16QLS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #98,071 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Pamela St Abbs lived in Norfolk most of her life. She now lives in Scotland. She is married and has a grown up daughter and son.

The first Inspector Campbell mystery, Smoke Shadows, was inspired by the scenery Pamela was surrounded by while she was growing up. Water Weal grew from working on the Fens of Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. Twisting Tide is the third book in the series and features the sandbanks and mud flats of the Wash.

She is delighted that all three books are available on kindle.

The pictures are: self-portrait; a view of St Abbs,which is on the cover of A Short Journey to St Abbs; Campbell's castle (3 pictures); cover picture for Water Weal; cover picture for Twisting Tide; Binnycraigs in the Snow.

Pamela St Abbs and Mary Bale are one writer. Her Anglo-Norman crime novel, Threads of Treason, is written under the name of Mary Bale. This has been published by Pen and Sword's Claymore Press imprint for historical fiction.

Pamela St Abbs has also published on kindle a small collection of short stories, which includes an Inspector Campbell story.

The Norfolk accent frequently uses "hint" instead of "hasn't" and this is used from time to time in the speach of some of the people in the Inspector Campbell mysteries to give a feeling for their locality.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting 10 Feb 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I found this book to have a great storyline and was well-written and the police charachters enjoyable, but all the way through, I found myself wondering if half the storyline was missing. The story seemed to launch itself in, halfway through the story and lots of things happen, for which there is no explained reason or understanding. It is, however, a book worth reading, for the scenery of the Fens which is evoked so well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy reading 6 Jan 2013
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The inspector Campbell books are always a good read and this one certainly kept my interest but I do like to read books that come in a series!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not very impressed 8 Nov 2012
By JoD
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Have just finished reading this Inspector Campbell book and must say I am not particularly keen to tackle any others in the series. I found the central character, Insp C, irritating - impossible to work for in real life, I would think. The unexplained references to some dark secret in his past were particularly annoying. The plot was original, if somewhat unbelievable but I found the style of writing a bit jerky in places and thought the concentration on inconsequential detail tended to slow down the action sometimes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars smoke shadows 8 May 2012
By babs
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enjoyed this book. very good read. Found it a tense thriller. characters were believable and very true to life. The chief detective was quite an interesting character
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story 14 Aug 2011
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I enjoyed this book, found the story well told and hard to secondguess, however, the number of errors in spelling etc prevented a 5* review as they just took the edge off the book for me
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars murder most foul 13 Mar 2014
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An old style murder mystery fairly slow moving in reading but not in time elapsed between deaths cleverly crafted and written
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smoke Shadows 21 Jun 2013
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My second Inspector Campbell Mystery from Pamela St Abbs has carried on from the previous book in my reading list, Twisting Tide and has not been a disappointment.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kindle 26 April 2013
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Have read this onw. Am now reading Water Weal which is very good and will move on to Twisting Tide next.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Detective mystery
I have given this book 4 out of 5, because it was a complicated murder mystery which kept me guessing the whole way through. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Brandy
1.0 out of 5 stars First and last
Sorry I even started it. Appalling spelling and grammar. No policeman in his right mind would behave like Campbell, and certainly wouldn't allow his inferiors to behave like they... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Ratty
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
I am still reading this book and am enjoying it. I would buy more books from this author. A good read.
Published 16 months ago by MRS P M BILLINGHURST
2.0 out of 5 stars I struggled to finish it, not worth the effort
I picked this despite the mixed reviews and thought I'd give it a go. I usually manage to "get into a book" fairly quickly, but I found this one a real struggle. Read more
Published 21 months ago by DonnyMK
3.0 out of 5 stars Not sure about this
Like other readers found this difficult to follow, although there was a plausible explanation for one murder, never did work how another was connected, will probably try one of the... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Merlot
3.0 out of 5 stars Different
I enjoyed the book. I did find that it jumped are from time to time which made it difficult to follow. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Carolyn Woods
4.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting Book
This was a new author for me. With the setting being in East Anglia where I live, I enjoyed trying to identify the locations.
Published 22 months ago by Mrs Rosemary W Rennie
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Story
Poorly written. not a credible plot and unbelievable characterisations. Could not relate to the person of Inspector Campbell at all.
Published 22 months ago by John Dickinson
1.0 out of 5 stars couldn't continue as I didn't like it that much
see above heading which is self explanatory and now I have to add more words to complete this review which is really silly !
Published 23 months ago by Paul Gilbert
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