DEAR DEPARTED by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

10/Bill Slider mystery series. Once again, with verve and humor, we have an off-beat and compelling contemporary British police procedural starring the foxy Bill Slider. The author managed to mix the grisly with the ridiculously funny, the sinister with the silly. The body of a young woman is found in a London park, presumably the victim of the currently-operating Park Killer. Dragged from a rare day of snogging with the girlfriend, Slider must find the jogger's name and then her killer. Click below for more...
A demo music disc starts the search, Slider's "bagman", Jim Atherton getting personally enmeshed with the a member of the up-and-coming band. The variety of Slider's team, and the endless malaprops from Porson, his boss, keep the action from bogging down. Beautifully constructed, the killer is quite unexpected until almost the last minute. It's a 4.
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