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The Lake District Murder (British Library Crime Classics)

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The Lake District’s cold case specialist, DCI Hannah Scarlett, is determined to uncover the truth behind Bethany Friend’s apparent suicide six years ago, in the Serpent Pool. The Lake District Murder is the first in a series featuring Chief Inspector Meredith, a specialist in penetrating the false alibis of his suspects.

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The book didn't focus much on the setting, somewhat disappointing for me, but I did enjoy reading it. The book moves slowly and gently as he interviews possible suspects and waits on different findings.His work may not have been stunning enough to belong with the greats, but there is a smoothness and accomplishment about even his first mystery, 'The Cornish Coast Murder', which you don't find in many début myster The word painstaking is really relevant here, as we hear every detail of the investigation – from weights and measures, to every interview, as Meredith plods his way around a realistic, non tourist, version of the Lake District. When the inspector finds out that Clayton was engaged and imminently to marry and emigrate to Canada with his young bride, his feelings of unease deepen.

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Daniel has personal reasons for becoming fascinated by the case and for believing in Barrie’s innocence. Now, admittedly both Coleridge and De Quincey did dabble in the narcotics trade, and many might suggest Potter was smoking something stronger than tobacco to see all those talking animals, but by-and-large we don’t really associate the Lake District with murder, mayhem and criminal activity.A Coronation Street spokeswoman said: ‘Obviously, there are huge sensitivities given the scale of the tragedy of what has happened in Cumbria.

The Lake District Murder (British Library Crime Classics) The Lake District Murder (British Library Crime Classics)

Police tonight revealed that 12 people had been shot by a cab driver who went on a bloody rampage in the Lake District before turning the gun on himself.

However, there is something far more sinister than the monster present in the area, which sees the future of the world at stake. It stands the test of time very well and can be read with enjoyment by twenty first century readers.

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