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Greasepaint and backstage rage,
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This review is from: A Director's, Cut: An Abbot Peter Mystery (Kindle Edition)
Call me psychic but I suspected there is more than one meaning to that little word 'cut'. .. I won't tell you whether I am right but I will tell you that this is the third book in the Abbot Peter (@AbbotPeter) series, and more than lives up to the promise of the first two ("A Vicar Crucified" and "A Psychiatrist screams").
Bad blood backstage and, on the case, the inimitable Abbot Peter and his olive-skinned, hard-hitting niece, Tamsin. The forthright Detective Inspector Tamsin Shah is showing signs of strain here which I find an unexpected and interesting twist; cracks appearing in her driven career-woman persona. Simon Parke's work as a psychotherapist give these passages an authentic ring.
The Abbot Peter books are not just twopenny ha'penny novels that you can read quickly and then forget. As well as a gripping story-line there is added depth and insight in each one.
The suspects are a varied crew of thespians, of all persuasions, and others drawn into this theatrical network.
Intriguingly woven into the modern-day tale, as is done in the two previous works, is a true story, this time of Meister Eckhart, tried for treason by the Inquisition, in the 14th Century.
Highly recommended on all levels.