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A Man of Sorrows (An Inspector Carlyle Novel Book 6) [Kindle Edition]

James Craig
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A cracking read (BBC Radio 4)

Fast paced and very easy to get quickly lost in (Lovereading.com)

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An Inspector John Carlyle novel, set in central London

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 538 KB
  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1472100417
  • Publisher: C & R Crime (20 Feb 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GHK742Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,929 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Craig back on form 8 Mar 2014
By BigD
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This is more like Craig of old, a good balanced book of the detectives working life torn up by tribulations in his private/family life. I was disappointed by the The Circus but this redeems the author.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just gets better and better. 13 Mar 2014
By LizG
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I love these books and would recommend them to anyone who likes a good English police procedural. They also get better and better as the characters develop.
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5.0 out of 5 stars my old mate - Inspector Carlyle 12 April 2014
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James Craig's Inspector Carlyle novels are always entertaining and A Man of Sorrows is no exception. It is a book you can put down and pick up later on without having to go back and refresh your memory. It's a pity there are not more Policemen like Carlyle in the Met these days. A refreshing read and good for people with busy lives.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining Detective Novel 26 Feb 2014
By ACB(swansea) TOP 50 REVIEWER
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The irascible, forthright and grumpy Inspector John Carlyle returns for the 6th time in James Craig's latest novel. With new partner, DS Alison Roche ('a striking red head with a sharp temper to match'), Carlyle tackles his cases with his usual unorthodox methods. The author has a penchant for venting his opinions through his characters and their investigations. This often lends weight to the narrative whilst at other times can be an amusing (or irritating) distraction. Carlyle has a succession of crimes and perpetrators to investigate simultaneously leading to several plot-lines. Already facing disciplinary inquiries for assaulting a paedophile priest, Carlyle and Roche are under pressure from a bigoted alcoholic Commander to resolve them swiftly.

An amateurish armed high-class jewellery robbery occurs that has ramifications for the detectives throughout the story. The Catholic Church feature prominently with topical issues of alleged sexual abuse, dwindling interest and money laundering; also a papal visit is imminent that has powerful opposition. London's Mayor, Charles Holyrod,'a grinning idiot promoting cycle ways', is coerced into involvement with the Catholic hierarchy, Metropolitan Police Officer reductions and Carlyle's conduct. Murders add to the intrigue.

Carlyle continues relentlessly with his work in his usual style, interrupted by numerous café stops, achieving a high clear-up rate yet inevitably upsetting his superiors. The narrative is engaging with plenty of action but is not particularly pacey. The characters introduced are outlined in a straightforward way and the book's layout keeps the sub plots clear. Although there is some overlapping they are fairly routine with a few twists cropping up.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By tpryan
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In pretty short order this is already the sixth in the series. Carlyle has, in some respects, become a bit more human with his wife and daughter getting slightly more than walk on parts. London shines through and the sense of place is strong. But what was the main story here? The child-abusing priest? The diamond theft? Carlyle's disciplinary? There's gratuitous death aplenty with one killer admitting that he didn't need to have committed one murder but that 'she was just a pain'. The Mayor's appearance in the story is unconvincing and his purported affair with one of the characters doesn't add anything. It's all readable enough until it just peters out at the end - another death conveniently ending one of the plot lines when yet two more of the characters are now apparently having an affair. I've enjoyed the series but think I'll call it a day.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read 6 Jun 2014
By Mrs B
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On going saga, enjoy the character but needs to get sharper as in his other books.
Look forward to the next
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4.0 out of 5 stars Crime as Fun 29 April 2014
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Reading this series, is always entertaining, and the lead character is far more believable than the "mainstream" policemen, James Craig delivers a robust intelligent drama, a suitable candidate for TV dramatisation..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 15 April 2014
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Usual interesting plots,with excellent detail on parts of London and the Carlyle humour.Cant wait for the next instalment when available
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great read
Published 12 days ago by anilea
3.0 out of 5 stars not that good
All the main stories were boring and I won't be buying one of his books again. Shame really but hey ho
Published 1 month ago by Mister P
4.0 out of 5 stars Carlyle at his best
James Craig has a back of putting Carlyle into situations that the general public can easily relate to. Read more
Published 1 month ago by fergus
3.0 out of 5 stars I think it's time to put John Carlyle away for good it just does...
Having read all previous carlyle novels I said I wasn't going to bother with any more as I felt that the plots are non existent and I wasn't proved wrong. Read more
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fantastic
Published 2 months ago by Mr Daniel N Tilley
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 2 months ago by Robert Davidson
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic British detective.
Good British detective story. Combination of great character, story and writing. Like the way the character and his life develops over the series. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Robert0007S
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed!!!
I really enjoyed the book and all his other Inspector Carlyle stories waiting for his next one!!!
Published 3 months ago by Kathryn Acton
3.0 out of 5 stars thriller very good and keeps you in suspense - not very happy ...
thriller very good and keeps you in suspense - not very happy with explicit sexual activities
Published 3 months ago by ollie
5.0 out of 5 stars James Craig just gets better . . .
James Craig just gets better with each successive book
Published 4 months ago by John Aspin
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