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Well plotted with a satisfactory conclusion.,
This review is from: Blood Never Dies (Bill Slider Mysteries) (Hardcover)
On a hot August day Inspector Bill Slider of Shepherds Bush police station, is called to an unexpected death in an attic room in a Victorian terraced house just off the Uxbridge Road. Here he finds the body of a man in his early thirties dead in his bath. At first taken as a suicide Slider is not sure, as they can find nothing to identify the man. The name Robin Williams under which he rented the room proves false.
Convinced this is murder, Slider first has to identify the corpse and that takes him and his team on a merry dance, through, tattoo parlours and Soho Porn studios. As they trace the pattern of his recent life Slider finds nothing that adds up to who this man actually was.
This is a fascinating and intriguing mystery, just who and what was the mysterious Robin Williams.
We meet again with the elegant fastidious Detective Sergeant Atherton, slider's sidekick and friend; and always a delight is Slider's boss Detective Chief Inspector Fred `The Syrup' Porson he of the famous malapropisms. An old-fashioned copper who dislikes meetings, hates politics and is allergic to golf. Bald with shaggy eyebrows no one ever invites him to a brainstorming breakfast meeting. When Slider brings him up to speed on the case he growls. `A case of walking your chickens before they can run, if you ask me'
After a couple of days when all the leads seem to present even more questions, Sliders morning report to Porson brings forth `Well, feelings are in the eye of the beholder' What lines are you pursuing?
Well plotted with a satisfactory conclusion, a Cynthia Harrod-Eagles book featuring Bill Slider is always a joy and this one does not disappoint only when I turn the last page and wonder how long I will have to wait for the next one.
Reviewer: Lizzie Hayes