The Beautiful Sound of Silence

The Beautiful Sound of Silence

A DI Christy Kennedy Mystery

Book - 2008
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On a wintry Saturday night a large crowd has gathered on Primrose Hill for the annual Halloween bonfire and firework display. Panic spreads when a human body is spotted in the fire's glowing embers. The following morning pathologist Dr Leonard Taylor, while examining the charred remains, recognises the corpse from a row of distinctive gold fillings: he's retired police Superintendent David Peters. As Kennedy and his team settle down to a painstaking search through Peter's cases they soon discover that the former policeman had built up a whole raft of enemies...
Publisher: Dingle : Brandon, 2008.
ISBN: 9780863223778
086322377X
Branch Call Number: M CHARLES
Characteristics: 282 pages ; 23 cm.

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Oct 22, 2010

3 Stars and I'm being generous. This is a slow moving intrigue. Many parts in it are just not essential to the plot and if they are, just too long. So much so, that you begin to lose interest. Also the end result is disappointing. This Kennedy character is like a dull Brady Coyne. Tapply's character is laid back, but at least things are moving around with a real sense of "something is being done". We feel that with each chapter things are happening and will soon things will be resolved. With Kennedy, we're talking relationship, music, discussing forever in restaurant, and going to concerts. Nothing is "really" being done. And all those "suspects" are just fake props. You can feel the influence of Lawrence Block and his Bernie Rhodenbarr character or Agatha Christi's Miss Marple where all the suspects are under one roof. This is logical, as Spock would say. But to pick suspects like you're picking cards out of a deck and only sticking to them and philosophizing and moralizing about there motives, "working" them around, doesn't keep the reader glued to the page. He just wants to shut the damn book. Kennedy is no hero. He's just a blatant "know it all". But, in the end, Charles did one thing right. He showed Kennedy the door. A book to read with caution. It may bored you.

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