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  • Hodder & Stoughton

Busy Body

4 Reviews

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Fiction, Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense

Another gripping tale of cold-blooded murder by the seaside in the fourth Eddathorpe mystery.

'From the same breed as Frost and Morse' - Val McDermid

Someone disliked Eddathorpe's distinguished industrialist Sir Jeremy Blatt enough to bash him on the head, pack him into a lorry and despatch him on a North Sea ferry...

Detective Chief Inspector Robert Graham has too many suspects: several wives, one of them Sir Jeremy's own; the exploited employees of his frozen-chicken empire; a son who despised him; even a policeman...And that is without taking into account the animal rights protests and the unwanted help from Ron Hacker, Graham's favourite ex-detective superintendent, newly installed as Blatt's security chief.

Graham picks his way through a sorry story of cold-blooded murder, warm blooded love and unchecked greed to uncover a solution that surprises even him.

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Praise for Busy Body

  • A solution as clever as any I've read this year. D.I. Graham, with his homicidal Lakeland terrier, is an unconventional copper from the same breed as Frost and Morse. On this form, he should win fans and keep them. - Manchester Evening News - Val McDermid

  • Flynn has created an excellent detective and a memorable setting...extremely talented. - Yorkshire Post

  • Expertly done...Some very satisfactory policing set against acridly detailed background of out-of-season holiday town. - Literary Review

  • He gives the police procedural an insider's expertise, including in-jokes - Sunday Express

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