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The story itself revolves around the murder of an antiques dealer, and his links with the criminal underground. The story was a brilliant read, which kept me guessing right to the end and made me want to read the next one. Read more here
It’s a fun ride to see how he gets to the bottom of most problems without getting suspended from his job. Secondary characters are credible and kept my interest. Read more here
This novel is very fast paced and at the same time easy to read and there is a lot of action throughout. Read more here
Overall an intriguing police procedural that will keep you turning page after page. Read more here
I enjoyed seeing Inspector Drake in action as he solves the crime. How we do things define us, and with him its no different. He’s meticulous with an energy that leaps off the page. You gotta love that about any character! Read more here
I became so addicted to reading this book that I had to take my Kindle everywhere with me as I couldn’t put the book down. I just had to read on to find out what further secrets and lies came tumbling out of the closet and how the investigation progressed. I even begrudged having to take my two Labradors out which , as you can imagine, didn’t go down well. Read more here
This is an excellent story – well planned out and I have given it 5 stars – very highly recommended!! Read more here
Lots of intrigue and suspense that builds throughout the book and keeps the pages turning as we follow Drake on his journey towards the truth. The suspense reaches new levels towards the end and the jaw dropping conclusion. Read more here
A Time to Kill by Stephen Puleston
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A missing person.
Investigating the disappearance of local antiques dealer, Harry Jones, is not high on DI Ian Drake’s priority list. He has more important things to spend his time on than looking for a man who has probably just walked out on his wife. Until they find Harry’s dead body…
Shot at close range and dumped like rubbish.
Drake knows they are dealing with a cold-bloodied killer. But the valleys of Snowdoniaare an unlikely place for a murderer to hide out, and Harry an unlikely victim. As the investigation unfolds, Drake discovers a web of intrigue surrounding Harry, and business links with the criminal underworld.
A killer hidden in plain sight.
When another murder takes place that strikes at the heart of the community Drake is convinced the killer lies closer to home. And when two key witnesses disappear, Drake faces a race against time to bring the killer to justice, before he strikes again…
Stephen Puleston: Biography
I write crime fiction based in Wales and about Wales. The rural landscape of north Wales provides the backdrop to the Inspector Drake novels. And Cardiff the capital of Wales provides the setting for the Inspector Marco novels set in a modern urban environment.
I love the novels of Raymond Chandler, Ian Rankin, Mark Billingham, Henning Mankell, Val McDermid – the list could go on! And I enjoy watching detective series on the television the recent Hinterland series based near Aberystwyth in Wales was great. One of my favourites is the French series Spiral but The Bridge and Broadchurch and the Rebus series with Ken Stott and Kenneth Branagh in Wallander are great too.
I have been on writing courses at the Welsh Writers Centre in Llanystymdwy, North Wales tutored by Matt Whyman and Marcus Sedgwick as well as crime writing courses with Peter Robinson and Andrew Taylor at the Scottish Writers centre.
I was born in Anglesey an island off the north Wales coast and after leaving school in Holyhead I went to University in London before training as a solicitor/lawyer. I practised in a small family business doing criminal work in the magistrates and crown courts, divorce and family work.
I still live on Anglesey, North Wales near the beach and the mountains of Snowdonia