ADVENT BOOK BLOG 7 and today it is the turn of MURDER AT WORK by Faith Martin. This is book 11 in an extremely popular series.
Murder at Work (DI Hillary Green #11)
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.
Hillary will retire in a few weeks. But can her boss get Hillary to change her mind by putting her on a murder investigation?
The victim is found dead with his head bashed in with a piece of wood. Michael Ivers was a gambler and a notorious womaniser. He had few friends and there is a long list of people who might have wanted him dead.
Hillary wants to solve her final case as a police officer and she has just days left to find out who killed him. To add to her problems, her old enemy, ex-Sergeant Frank Ross is back on the scene and is a prime suspect.
This is a crime mystery full of well-observed characters, which will have you gripped from start to the absolutely thrilling conclusion.
MURDER AT WORK is the eleventh in a series of page-turning crime thrillers set in Oxfordshire.
Books 12-17 coming soon!
My thoughts and opinions
So Hillary is winding down and handing over her cases and her team is sadly depleted. Keith Barrington had left, Gemma is getting married and moving on which just leaves newbie Mark Chang. Danvers is transferring and Superintendent Marcus Donleavy is sad at the way things are going. In a last ditch attempt to persuade Hillary to change her mind he instructs Danvers to hand her the next murder case.
With the station laying bets on her closing the case before she leaves Hillary is up against the clock and making little progress. Add into the mix the stirring that Vane is doing in an attempt to discredit Hillary before she leaves and the Janine saga that keeps rearing its ugly head is Hillary set to fail?
Onto the case. A man is found battered to death at an industrial estate where the obnoxious Frank is night watchman. It is a complicated case with little motive that can be found and with Hillary distracted and being pulled in different directions will she miss vital clues?
This is another book with Faith Martin at her best with twists, turns and plenty of action to keep the reader enthralled from the first page to the last. And what a ‘last’ it is. In an edge of the seat final chapter that will have the readers gasping.
I wonder what comes next for Hillary? I am sure I wont have to wait long to find out.
A small industrial/business unit on the outskirts of a large market town. It has six units, including a scrap-metal yard, a builders’ yard, a shoe warehouse, a newspaper delivery depot, a garden supplies unit and an auto repair shop. Modern but unattractive, it is a small working community, where everyone knows everyone else, and most workers eat in a small on-site café.
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 EXIT.”
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
BOOK 11: MURDER AT WORK
THIS IS NOT HILLARY’S LAST CASE. SHE WILL RETURN TO INVESTIGATE MORE FIENDISH CRIMES.