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Dead End (A DI Geraldine Steel Mystery Book 3) by [Russell, Leigh]
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Dead End (A DI Geraldine Steel Mystery Book 3) Kindle Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 232 customer reviews
Book 3 of 8 in A DI Geraldine Steel Mystery (8 Book Series)
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"An encounter that will take them into the darkest recesses of the human psyche." --Barry Forshaw, Crime Time

"Well written and chock full of surprises, this hard-hitting, edge-of-the seat instalment is yet another treat... Geraldine Steel looks set to become a household name. Highly recommended." --Amanda Gillies, Euro Crime

"I could not put this book down." --Ann Marie Muldoon, Newbooks

"A rare talent." --Daily Mail

"Impressively dependable" --The Times

"Unmissable" --Lee Child

"A brilliant talent." --Jeffery Deaver

"Taut and compelling." --Peter James

'Taut and compelling.' - Peter James

'A stylish top-of-the-line crime tale.' - Jeffery Deaver

'Well-written, soundly plotted, psychologically acute... All the ingredients combine to make a tense, clever police whodunnit.' - The Times

'Leigh Russell is one to watch.' - --Lee Child

From the Back Cover

When headmistress Abigail Kirby's corpse is discovered in the woods, police are shocked to learn that her tongue was cut out while she lay dying. Then, shortly after a witness comes forward, he is blinded and murdered. With mangled bodies appearing at an alarming rate, Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel must race against time to find the killer before he claims his next victim "


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 934 KB
  • Print Length: 387 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1842433563
  • Publisher: No Exit Press (26 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842433563
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842433560
  • ASIN: B00796E1W6
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 232 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,361 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Aurora TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 18 Oct. 2015
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Leigh Russell has done it again with a really good read which charges ahead disguised as a gentle canter. There is sufficient discussion of what is not happening with the investigation to distract from what is happening, thereby keeping the interest going without engendering the assumption that it will all be revealed imminently, thus signalling the end of the book. Instead, whilst there is plenty happening, the reader feels there is so much more to be revealed - as indeed there is. There is a secondary storyline which affects the family of the primary victim, which may distract the team for a while and certainly illuminates the dysfunctions of that family. The author employs a brave and relatively unusual plot device which can leave the reader a little wrong footed, which is exactly the right thing to do to provide maximum enjoyment from this novel. There was a certain saying with regard to three monkeys going through my head as I read which I expected to play some part in all of this, but I can neither confirm nor deny if that is the case. Whatever it is, don't expect anything to be completely straightforward.
A brilliant teaser from an author who isn't afraid to change things up a little.
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It's an easy read which takes you through the old fashioned "who done it". Unfortunately the clues are fairly heavy and obvious so it isn't a surprise when the killer is revealed. Good holiday reading as it doesn't need too much thought. Its builds on DI Steel's character and leaves some avenues open so looking forward to reading more in the next instalment.
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By BCB & More TOP 500 REVIEWER on 29 May 2011
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In Leigh Russell's third installment of 'DI Geraldine Steel' Series we once again see Geralding thrown into a messy and disturbing case. In this particular book, headmistress Abigail Kirby is found dead in a park, but in this instance it seems that her tongue has been cut out. DI Geraldine Steel, along with her colleague Ian Peterson are put on the case, and when a potential witness is blinded and murdered, the case seems to get out of control.

I admit that I am a sucker when it comes to 'series' featuring the same people. In particular I liked Leifh Russell as I have read each of her books from her debut novel 'Road Closed'. This time around the writing is so much better as the story flows so easily. LeighRussell is a writer that is going from strength to strength with every book she writes.

I found that in the first book we didn't learn enough about Geraldine herself, or the people she worked with. In this book Geraldine's personal life seems to run alongside her career and we get to see the more emotional side to her which I loved. We also see a lot more of Ian Peterson and this is a true testemant to how much better this book is than her first.

The characters have developed so much more and as reader you feel like you are taking their life journey with them. Geraldine is far from perfect but is a complete workaholic who has some serious personal issues that can sometimes affect her judgement. It is things like this that add the touch of realism to this book.

The crimes in the book are as ususal gruesome and bloody, and extremely well detailed, without being too over the top. We see the workings of real police who make some huge errors along the way (which is always nice).
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I am really hooked on the Geraldine Steel stories. Easy reading, good, fascinating plots, realistic police procedures and best of all an insight into the characters' home lives which make the mystery more interesting. Unfortunately I get through them too fast. This one has all the right ingredients - a headmistress far more interested in her career than that of her family, an abandoned husband with his clinging mistress and as a result their dysfunctional teenage daughter. Some people have said they knew who committed the murder straight away, but although I had an idea I could not work out why and it really baffled me. Please keep on writing as I want to keep on reading.
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I bought this book on the strength of having read 2 previous Kindle versions of Leigh Russell`s offerings involving DI Geraldine Steel. As in the previous books, a really interesting and involving story exploring the complexity of human nature and presenting the heroine as a humane person with her shortcomings as well as her better points.
Very enjoyable read and I would definitely recommend.
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This is a slick and slightly old-fashioned police procedural that read, to me, like the script for a BBC Sunday night crime series: amiable, slightly creaky, almost cosy in its predictability, with the insertion of a `modern' sub-plot to give it a contemporary air.

Lots of old chestnuts are here: the unpopular new headmistress, the philandering husband and his younger mistress, the sulky teenager; even the props feel a bit wheeled on - the all-white secret basement where nefarious deeds happen, the insane murderer who no-one knows is mad, and (my favourite) the moveable bookcase with the painted on books...

The clues are dropped in with a very heavy hand (one is even described in exactly the same words twice - and, even then, Geraldine doesn't spot it), and I had unravelled the whole thing within just a few chapters.

This reminded me of a kind of Agatha Christie updated: so if you like your crime reading cosy and without too much edge, this is probably a great read.
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