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Speechless (Inspector Marco Book 1)

Speechless (Inspector Marco Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Stephen Puleston
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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A quiet Sunday morning for Inspector Marco ... A routine call about a body in the river in Cardiff ...

But when he discovers the dead man’s tongue has had his tongue amputated Marco realises it’s nothing but routine. More murders in the Polish community take Inspector John Marco and his team into the East European immigrant community and the murky world of people trafficking.

But what is it that links all the deaths together? When the evidence points to one of the city’s criminal and the involvement of a gangster from Poland Marco faces the challenge of gathering evidence from a close knit and secretive community.

And why do the Polish Secret Service seem to be interested? When Marco finds himself entangled emotionally its impossible for him to think clearly. In search of an answer Marco travels to Poland only to find himself implicated in a murder and hoping he can avoid another.

Racing back to Cardiff he hopes he has enough to unravel the case and arrest the perpetrators.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 537 KB
  • Print Length: 296 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FA12DA4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,889 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

I write mysteries and thrillers.

I have published the first novel in a series featuring Inspector Drake based in North Wales and also the first in a series with Inspector John Marco based in Cardiff. The first Drake mystery is called BRASS IN POCKET and the second WORSE THAN DEAD. The third, AGAINST THE TIDE will be available in September 2014.

My second detective is Inspector Marco who comes from an Italian/Welsh background and he lives in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. The first Inspector Marco novel SPEECHLESS has been published on Amazon and the second and third in the series will be published in 2015.

You can read about my writing and about Wales, one of the most beautiful countries in the world, on my website -

For many years I worked as a lawyer in a small practice representing clients in the criminal courts and doing divorce work all of which has given me valuable raw material for my novels.I still live and work in North Wales where the Inspector Drake novels are set.

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You can contact me
Twitter @stephenpuleston or @inspector_marco

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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read 4 Oct 2013
By Dee
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A very exciting book. The story moved on with at a good pace with a lot of twist and turns leading to a very exciting finish. Looking forward to the next one with Inspector Marco in it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another winner from Stephen Puleston 28 Dec 2013
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Having read Stephen Puleston' s previous book featuring Inspector Drake I decided to try this one.
This time we have another detective John Marco based in Cardiff with another good storyline featuring Welsh &Polish gangsters. It turned out to be as good as the first, setting a fast pace which kept me intrigued from start to finish.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the money 20 July 2014
By Wong
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Enjoyed this book. Intriguing storyline. Kept me thinking and trying to work out who was who. Made it even better as it is in an area I know and even mentioned my home town a few times. Liked this inspector better than D.I.Drake. Will have to wait for book two in the series as not expected until next year
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 25 Jun 2014
By smiler
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2.0 out of 5 stars Half Tidy 16 May 2014
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Rhymney is a long way from Cardiff but RUMNEY is a district of Cardiff. Awful editing or terrible research - gave up after that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gritty drama 8 April 2014
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Enjoyed this book immensely. It was a hard hitting plot which was realistic and up date. Plausible characters. Kept me on the edge of my seat most of the time..
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2.0 out of 5 stars Sorry! 3 April 2014
By Mach1
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I didn't like this book. I must admit I skipped through quite a few pages hoping to find the story. I just couldn't get
into it and found it a little disjointed. Sorry.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Speechless 20 Mar 2014
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I chose this book because I enjoyed the last one. I chose this rating because although I enjoyed the book I thought it was a bit predictable.
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