In the ninth DI Christy Kennedy mystery, Kennedy investigates the murder of a colleague whose ‘the ends justify the means’ work ethic created numerous enemies. An annual Halloween Bonfire goes horribly wrong when a body is spotted in the middle of the fire’s glowing timbers. Identifiable only through his dental records, the victim is retired police Superintendent David Peters, an ex-colleague of DI Christy Kennedy. As Kennedy and his team settle down to a painstaking search through Peters’ cases, they soon discover that for the superintendent the means justified the end in solving them, and each case they review throws up another suspect …So why should you care about Paul Charles? “A writer who treads in the classic footsteps of Morse and Maigret,” says The Guardian. “This series deserves recognition on a par with those of Inspectors Jury, Morse and Tennyson,” says Publishers Weekly. “Paul Charles is one of the hidden treasures of British crime fiction,” says John Connolly.
Wouldn’t it ironic if THE BEAUTIFUL SOUND OF SILENCE was the one to get the mainstream press beating the drums for Paul Charles? No? Okay then.