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The Cleansing (DCI Tom Caton Manchester Murder Mysteries Series Book 1) by [Rogers, Bill]
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The Cleansing (DCI Tom Caton Manchester Murder Mysteries Series Book 1) Kindle Edition

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Book 1 of 10 in DCI Tom Caton Manchester Murder Mysteries Series (10 Book Series)
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About the Author

Bill Rogers has written ten earlier crime fiction novels featuring DCI Tom Caton and his team, set in and around Manchester. The first of these, The Cleansing, was shortlisted for the Long Barn Books Debut Novel Award, and was awarded the e-Publishing Consortium Writer s Award 2011. The Pick, The Spade and The Crow is the first in a spin-off series featuring SI Joanne Stuart, on secondment to the Behavioural Sciences Unit at the National Crime Agency, located in Salford Quay, Manchester. Formerly a teacher and schools inspector, Bill has four generations of Metropolitan Police behind him. He is married with two adult children and lives near Manchester.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 800 KB
  • Print Length: 366 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1909856150
  • Publisher: Caton Books Ltd; Second Kindle Edition edition (25 Aug. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0044443JC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 222 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,086 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The cover might not give too much away, but this is a solid first novel from a new crime author. If you're familiar with the TV detective mysteries Prime Suspect and Cracker, you'll be at home on the streets of Manchester as the charismatic detective and forensic specialist follow the trail of a masked and inventive serial killer.

Although the last act comes very late into the book (20-odd pages from the end and they still don't know whodunit) and wraps up quickly, protagonist Tom Caton is a well-drawn sympathetic leading man and is surely good for a few more adventures.

Since the book is of the publish-on-demand kind you may need to overlook distractions from occasional typos in the text, but all in all The Cleansing is a fitting addition to the police procedural genre, and Bill Rogers is a new author worthy of our support.
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The main character was a refreshing change from the hard bitten, womanising, drunken maverick we usually get in crime novels but I agree with the reviewer who said he was a bit too good to be true and could do with some bad habits or prejudices. Perhaps the characters will develop more in later books. Even though I know Manchester well, I found the incessant descriptions of routes and road names a bit too much. It often read more like an AA route planner than a novel. The editing was the worst I have experienced on kindle with cars, names, what people were doing all changing or repeating over the space of a few pages which definitely detracted. Overall I enjoyed the story and it kept my interest enough to keep reading. I would give another one a try.
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From the very first page, the author's great knowledge of Manchester is used as a backdrop to an almost bizarre murder enquiry. Tom Caton is most believable as a DCI, in fact he comes across as normal and professional, this unique approach is quite refreshing. The team are introduced and built upon and with Bill Rodgers understanding of police procedure make this an exciting read.
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An interesting novel, and notably adept for a debut. The characterisation was a little on the wooden side, and Rogers' attempts to give his protagonist depth by referring to his book clubs, musical tastes and visits to the gym perversely served more to heighten his two dimensional aspects. He was more successful with the hints about Caton's personal tragedy in the past, with fleeting references to the loss of his parents, that did serve to render some depth to him.
The procedural aspects of the police operation were covered well and the plot, though straining credibility in places, showed good planning. Not the most dynamic or gripping novel I have read this year, but I was sufficiently impressed to look for his other books.
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I'm afraid an in depth knowledge of Mancunian highways and byways is not a substitute for good writing. Was this book ever edited by someone who read it all? The eye colour of one character changes from 'world weary blue grey' to 'rich brown' in the space of one page. The name of Joanne's partner changes from Abbie to Karen, just before their civil partnership is due to take place.
The endless procedural padding makes a comparatively short story into a lengthy tedium.
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This was my first DCI Caton book and I enjoyed reading it and have bought another to read as a consequence (Head Case).

The characters are varied and refreshing with Tom Caton being far from the stereotypical hard drinking and womanising DCI which is the usual fare in this role.

The story opens as expected with a murder but this one is a bit different with the perpetrator in fancy dress and making little attempt to hide their deed, this causes the panic button to be pressed in the fear of an unbalanced potential serial killer being on the loose, a profiler is brought in and the storyline develops at a fast pace and the team are well developed as individual characters.

As the investigation and profiling continue so does the killer moving towards his own end-game with a fitting finale played out to a large audience.

I would definately recommend this book, it helped me to pass a couple of long train trips very quickly indeed.
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A great crime thriller set in Manchester , took it on holiday couldn't put it down. I Lived in Manchester for years and this really took me back there .Good story line, quick enough to prevent getting bored. Well Done Bill, am now reading the "Head Case" another good read from Bill Rogers,so far so good :-)
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DCI Tom Caton has to find out who the murder victim is as well as who the murderer is. As the reader we know the answer to one of those questions- Albert Stephen is the murderer and the book switches between what he is doing and what the detectives are doing. Even once Caton and his team have found out who the victim is they can find no reason for the murder to have taken place. Strangely enough though the murderer seems quite keen to show himself to CCTV cameras and ensure people get a good look at him.

This is a really well written first book in a series. The characters are well developed and likeable. Despite there being quite a lot of characters introduced I didn't feel like I lost track of them at all. Am now going to download the second in the series!
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