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I really loved this one and can’t wait to see where the series is going next and what adventures Hilary is going to get up to in the future surrounding her job and career prospects. Read more here
This is a well-written novel, as I’ve come to expect from this author. It’s exciting, full of little twists and turns that keep the reader guessing… and a surprise ending that you never see coming. Read more here
Whenever I pick up a book written by Faith Martin, I just know that I am going to be in for one heck of a rollercoaster read. That was definitely the case for me with ‘Murder By Fire’. The story hits the ground running and maintains the pace throughout. Read more here
The story itself is so well-written. I can see David Merchant, the killer’s victim, and I can hear his sanctimonious statements as he pontificates at all who come across him. I’m not surprised he ended up dead, although his manner of dying isn’t one I would recommend. Read more here
The book opens with quite a grisly murder with a body being found on a bonfire in the victims own back garden. David Merchant is a publisher and devout Christian who seems to rub people up the wrong way but who would hate him enough to murder him? Read more here
Faith martin also excels at portraying the drama within the team, politics, and the relationships of her characters. Lovely! Read more here
Phew, where did that ending come from? Fantastic plot, easy to read want to find out what happened…. read more here
Another great offering from the brilliant Faith Martin. I think this is slightly darker and more complex than the others I have read in the same series. Read more here
I was totally engrossed in this one and loved it. The writing style was great and I loved the pace. 5 stars from me – Another excellent addition to the DI Hillary Greene series!! Read more here
I enjoyed the twists in this story and was happy that it was not so easily determined as to who the murder was. Ms. Martin did a great job with the plot and the twists in the story. Read more here
Murder by Fire by Faith Martin
Looking for a brilliant best-selling murder mystery with a feisty female detective?
Meet DI HILLARY GREENE, a policewoman struggling to save her career and catch criminals.
David Merchant’s body is found in a bonfire in his back garden. David was a publisher and devout Christian. Who would want to kill this seemingly very decent man?
DI Hillary Greene faces one of her most puzzling cases as she struggles to find anyone with a strong motive to kill the pious publisher.
Them, as Hillary unearths greedy business partners and an estranged son, her focus is diverted when a new team member is targeted by a vicious gang.
Hillary’s under massive pressure and will she finally crack? And if she does, where will she go from here?
This is a crime mystery full of well-observed characters, which will have you gripped from start to the absolutely thrilling conclusion.
MURDER BY FIRE is the tenth in a series of page-turning crime thrillers set in Oxfordshire.
Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Colin Dexter, or Ruth Rendell.
Kidlington itself, the home of Thames Valley Police HQ. Almost regarded as a suburb of Oxford, there is some debate in Kidlington whether it is a town or a village! If it’s a village, it’s a very large one, with supermarkets, garages, plenty of pubs and a small shopping centre. It sits on a plain that was once devoted to farming, with several small satellite villages around it, such as Hampton Poyle and Yarnton. It also has a small airport, once known as Oxford Airport, but recently renamed to include London in the title!
DI Hillary Greene
An attractive woman in her forties, Hillary Greene is a police officer of many years’ experience, and came up through the ranks. Consequently, she knows how the system works, and is fiercely loyal to the force without being blinkered to its faults. Popular with the rank and file for her no-nonsense attitude and competence.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “A NARROW POINT OF VIEW.”
DI HILLARY GREENE SERIES
BOOK 1: MURDER ON THE OXFORD CANAL
BOOK 2: MURDER AT THE UNIVERSITY
BOOK 3: MURDER OF THE BRIDE
BOOK 4: MURDER IN THE VILLAGE
BOOK 5: MURDER IN THE FAMILY
BOOK 6: MURDER AT HOME
BOOK 7: MURDER IN THE MEADOW
BOOK 8: MURDER IN THE MANSION
BOOK 9: MURDER IN THE GARDEN
BOOK 10: MURDER BY FIRE
Faith Martin has been writing for over 25 years, in four genres and under four different pen names. She was born in Oxford and sets most of her crime novels within sight of the city of dreaming spires. A real nature lover and afficionado of the countryside, descriptions of wildlife and native flora often find their way into her manuscripts. Right now, JOFFE BOOKS are re-issuing the DI Hillary Greene novels in new updated editions! The first 10 books in the series are available now.
Her romance novels, written under the name of Maxine Barry, are now available from Corazon Books. IMPOSTERS In PARADISE, and HEART OF FIRE are both out, and others will very quickly become available in the future.
Her first foray into writing ‘spooky’ crime, (and written under the pen name of Jessie Daniels) comes out in November 2017. THE LAVENDER LADY CASEFILE is published by Robert Hale, an imprint of Crowood Press.
As Joyce Cato, she writes more classically-inspired ‘proper’ whodunits. So if you like an amateur sleuth, plenty of clues and red herrings, plus a baffling murder mystery to solve, these are the books for you.