Book Review – The Syndicate Six Murder by Geoffrey Osborne #crimefiction #detective @joffebooks @booksnall2020

Today I am sharing my review of The Syndicate Six by Geoffrey Osborne

THE SYNDICATE SIX MURDER a totally gripping whodunnit full of twists

Format – Kindle
Publisher – JOFFE BOOKS
Publication Date – 30th October 2020
Genre – Crime Fiction
Author – Geoffrey Osborne

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DISCOVER A GRIPPING NEW POLICE PROCEDURAL FROM GEOFFREY OSBORNE

A Jacobean mansion.

A body in a chest.

Sounds like your classic whodunnit.

THIS IS NOT YOUR CLASSIC WHODUNNIT.

Detective Superintendent Ralph Blade never liked Detective Harold Ashington. These two men had history. Ashington never forgave Blade for marrying his former girlfriend, Julie, and he was convinced that Blades’ son was his own.

Now Ashington is dead, murdered at the world-famous Police Staff College in the heart of rural Hampshire. And Julie can’t explain why she had planned to meet him on the night he died.

HAS A FORGOTTEN LOVE TRIANGLE TURNED DEADLY?

But Ashington was a bully and a blackmailer, and widely disliked. There are plenty of other suspects — and all of them are either senior police officers or closely connected to the force.

Then Blade’s prime suspect and one of his team are brutally attacked and left for dead.

CAN BLADE AND HIS NEW SECOND-IN-COMMAND DETECTIVE DOROTHY FRASER UNCOVER WHO HAS MOTIVE, MEANS AND OPPORTUNITY?

Find out in this scintillating new crime drama from Geoffrey Osborne.

Perfect for fans of J.R. Ellis, Faith Martin, Elly Griffiths, Kate Atkinson and Jay Nadal.

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE SYNDICATE SIX MURDER

“This police procedural is well written with deftly drawn characters doing what they do best amid a story of murder and mayhem. Packed with suspense, and a few twists and turns.” Linda

“This is an original, gripping and captivating police procedural — I loved that Harold Ashington had crossed so many people in a multitude of different ways that the possible suspects list was seemingly endless.” Lou

“I love this book! I’ve never heard of the author, but I will definitely be reading more of their stuff. Kept me on the edge of my seat until the last page.” Lynn


My Review

Geoffrey Osborne is a new author to the brilliant Joffe Books so I was intrigued to find out what he had to offer.  I wasn’t disappointed this is a very intriguing mystery that kept me intrigued all the way through.

A body is found in a chest and Ralph Blade is called to the scene.  He knows the victim and so does Blade’s wife. As the story unfolds Blade, his wife and son find themselves all suspecting each other but apart from the family suspicions there are many other suspects.  The victim was not well liked and many would be pleased to have him off the scene.  The investigation hasn’t progressed very far when another body turns up that of one of the suspects Blade was eager to speak to and so the story progresses and becomes more intriguing as the pages turn.

The characters are realistic and the author sets the scenes very well to enable the reader to envisage them effectively.  The story moves along at a steady pace allowing the reader to get into the nitty gritty slog of detective work.

A very engaging read I am hoping for more in this series.

 

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