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The Noose Tightens (A Sergeant Martin Nicols Mystery)

The Noose Tightens (A Sergeant Martin Nicols Mystery) [Kindle Edition]

Alistair Kinnon
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Product Description

In a dusty barn the body of a young boy is found hanging.


It is the most sickening case Sergeant Martin Nicols has ever witnessed.

And also the most baffling.

From a broken home, the boy may have been a victim of abuse. But by whom? And for what ends?

No one is speaking. And no one wants to help.

As he digs deep into the case, Nichols uncovers a seedy underworld of twisted desires and cruel punishments. A world that comes dangerously close to home: to his own police department: and to his own past.

As he gets closer and close to solving the case, the noose tightens.

But who's neck will be encircled by the rope?

'The Noose Tightens' is a brilliant psychological crime drama that will keep the reader guessing until the very last page.

In Sergeant Martin Nicols it introduces a memorable new character, a detective who must learn from his own troubled past to understand the mind of a killer - and hunt him down before his next victim is slain.

It is perfect for fans of Ian Rankin, Peter James, and Patricia Cornwell.

"A fantastic read. I was hooked from the first page." - Tom Kasey, best-selling author of Trade-Off.

"Nicols is up there with Rebus - a classic detective." - Robert Foster, best-selling author of The Lunar Code.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 479 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd.; 1 edition (31 Jan 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B9U55GE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #152,698 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a reading 11 Feb 2013
I must admit one of the better police/crime type books I have read in a while. A strong storyline that flows well and a gripping start are two points that really stood out for me. As well as the crime element there is also a physiological element and keeps it from being just another murder mystery. Well worth reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Page turner 10 Feb 2013
The Noose Tightens is a really interesting and suspenseful story that has some unexpected twists that you will not see coming. The story starts with what looks like a suicide that turns out to be murder. As sergeant Nicols investigates it turns out that there are links back to both his past and the police and if this will ruin Nicols career before he has uncovered the truth. Gripping physiological crime book that is a real page turner.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Weirdos 27 Dec 2013
By kim
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What a book,what a author.some scenes in the book were sad,especially what certain men do to boys. Very well written.I recommend this book.Will definitely read more from this author.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Graphic and thought provoking 13 July 2013
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This is the engrossing tale of the murder of a young homosexual and 3 similar murders 9 years later. It is basically a tale of 2 halves - the 2 investigations and the differing outcomes. I found it to be a real page turner and read it in one sitting. It is, however, extremely graphic and the subject matter, paedophilia, is not for the faint of heart. Unfortunately, in light of recent scandals, I suspect that the action may not be as far from the truth as i would like it to be and as such it is sickening - both the paedophilia and the authorities' desire to sweep it under the carpet. This is definitely worth a read.
I recommend that you move straight on to the follow up The Tangled Web as it takes up where this leaves off.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read 28 April 2013
By Flezil
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Enjoyed this book. Well written and interesting story line with lots of depth. Very believable story too. And it was a free download. will be looking out for more from this author
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