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- Listening Length: 6 hours and 50 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 28 Mar. 2014
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00J0R28TA
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Death Watch: Inspector Woodend Series, Book 18 Audio Download – Unabridged
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Massive Cliche number 1 - DCI Woodend is a maverick, often out on a limb, ignoring police rules and regulations, arguing with his superior officers but always getting the better of them. The part of the book where he physically fights with the Chief Superintendent - in an interview room, in front of a suspect - is just stupid. All the suspect would have to say, if charged, was that he witnessed 2 police officers coming to blows in the interview room and anything he said in the interview would be open to question.
Massive Cliche number 2 - Noughties sensibilities coating sixties attitudes. What I mean by this, is that the author has - as many authors do - applied the attitudes and political correctness of our times to the past, in this case the mid-1960s. For instance, there are 2 female Detective Sergeants in CID - in the mid-60s?? Women were not high-flying detectives in those days - women in the police were told (by their male superiors) to make the tea, to comfort rape victims, to type up reports etc. They were not out in the field doing detective work alongside the men. However enlightened the author would like us to believe her DCI Woodend and DI Rutter to be, in reality (at that time) they wouldn't allow women in their team, at their briefings, interviewing suspects etc. Only a handful of women were rising through the ranks, and they were not encouraged by men in that notoriously male locker-room atmosphere. However, the reporter obviously wants us to think of her heroes as being enlightened instead - instead of being realistic!Read more ›
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