Thursday, September 15, 2016

50. Seeking the Dead by Kate Ellis

Joe Plantagenet #1
read on my iPhone
330 pgs.
Adult mystery
Finished 9/15/16
Goodreads rating:  3.84 - 285 ratings
My rating: 4
Setting: Contemporary Yorkshire

First line/s:  "Things that frighten the devil. away.
     The killer grabbed a cheap biro from the box on the table and started to make a list."

My comments:  This was an entertaining mystery.  Joe Plantagenet's a pretty cool guy.  Not so fond of his boss, who is not the most honest person in the world and a little unstable, I think.  Good characterization, in general.  I did figure it out pretty easily, and wonder how intriguing upcoming stories will be. Love the setting, as I've been to Yorkshire once, and I have a bit of a "real" picture in the back of my mind.

Goodreads synopsis:  When Carmel Hennessy begins a new job in North Yorkshire, she finds the historic city of Eborby gripped by fear. A killer is on the prowl - a killer who binds and asphyxiates his victims before leaving their naked bodies in isolated country churchyards. The press are calling him the Resurrection Man.
          Tragic events from the past link Carmel with new-kid-on-the-block DI Joe Plantagenet, who, with his new boss, DCI Emily Thwaite, faces the unenviable task of identifying the killer before he claims another victim. The victims appear to have nothing in common but the manner of their deaths, but as Joe's investigations lead him to a pub with a sinister history, he is forced to consider that the case may have occult connections. Then Carmel becomes aware of a malevolent presence in her new flat and, when she starts to receive mysterious threats, it is Joe she turns to first. And that is when Joe is forced to get into the mind of a cunning - and scarily ruthless - killer.

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