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Twists and turns to the final page!, 21 July 2011
Captain Thomas Oscendale, the central character in The Dead of Mametz, is a welcome addition to the ranks of great British detectives.
The novel is essentially a murder mystery set in a First World War battlefield, but its graphic rendition of trench warfare, and its moral examination of why a military policeman pursues a murderer amid mass slaughter gives it a real depth. Fascinating detail is woven into the story.
As events unfold, it becomes apparent that murder is just one part of a wider mystery, and that the British and Germans are in a race against time to discover a secret that lies at the heart of Mametz Wood. This novel offers twists and turns to the final page!