DETECTIVE WORK

DETECTIVE WORK From the bestselling author of Huckstepp comes a riveting new novel of intrigue and suspense When Dimitri Telegonus is promoted to the Serious Unsolved Crime Unit to investigate the disappearance of a

  • Title: DETECTIVE WORK
  • Author: John Dale
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • From the bestselling author of Huckstepp comes a riveting new novel of intrigue and suspense When Dimitri Telegonus is promoted to the Serious Unsolved Crime Unit to investigate the disappearance of a beautiful blonde escort, he thinks he s finally made the big time He d always wanted to do detective work thought it was his destiny But things quickly start to unravel HFrom the bestselling author of Huckstepp comes a riveting new novel of intrigue and suspense When Dimitri Telegonus is promoted to the Serious Unsolved Crime Unit to investigate the disappearance of a beautiful blonde escort, he thinks he s finally made the big time He d always wanted to do detective work thought it was his destiny But things quickly start to unravel His assigned partner is an uninterested dinosaur and when progress in the investigation is slow, the bosses threaten to pull the plug Desperate to crack his first cold case, Dimitri tracks the prime suspect down only to find there are forces at play a na ve young detective will never fully understand Praise for the work of John Dale Superb evocation of the underbelly of Sydney The Sydney Morning Herald A significant, original work that challenges as much as it reveals The Australian A mightily impressive debut Dale s novel is incandescent Time Out Great energy, dynamic storytelling Intense entertainment Kirkus Reviews

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    1. It's been a bit of a wait for the arrival of what seems to be the first crime fiction novel, DETECTIVE WORK from Australian author John Dale. Well enough worth the wait to wonder why it's taken so long, and to certainly hope that it's the beginning of a new series.There's nothing about DETECTIVE WORK that reads like a debut at all. A police procedural in form, the novel packs a punch on all fronts - plot, character and style. Set around the now well-known area of Cold Crimes, Dimitri Telegonus i [...]

    2. My benchmark for domestic crime novels is Peter Temple, who I think is an exceptional writer, and making comparisons can be quite unfair.There's quite a lot of promise in Dale's work. The original crime in this cold case is not complex and, frankly, neither are the characters. This is a straightforward cold case that resonates quite realistically, especially given it took place in Sydney in the crooked nineties.The primary protagonist, rookie Detective Telegonus, is an interesting and deep think [...]

    3. A crime-drama set in Sydney is always attractive to me and this ticked many of the boxes for a great read. The characters were well written and believable, and the narrative moved along with increasing tension. Add a twist ending that I still almost can't believe, this is a book that will stay with you.

    4. Because of its glowing reviews, I was expecting something different and original from this book, but to me it just read like another police procedural. The protagonist, detective Dimitri Telegonus, didn't seem quite real to me so I found it hard to have any empathy with him, although the other characters were well drawn, particularly the 'dinosaur' detective Gale Ryan. The story was engrossing and kept me interested, and the noir ending, though unexpected, was realistic.

    5. What made this book both interesting and depressing is that there is no answer to the mystery of the missing girl. There is always corruption. There is always prostitution. There are always good cops and bad cops. And there are always dead girls.

    6. Brilliantly written. Great characters and Sydney and Tasmanian settings realistically described. Thoroughly enjoyed humour and would highly recommend.

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