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Death in Profile - Guy Fraser-Sampson
Death in Profile
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The genteel façade of London’s Hampstead is shattered by a series of terrifying murders, and the ensuing police hunt is threatened by internal politics, and a burgeoning love triangle within the investigative team. Pressurised by senior officers desperate for a result a new initiative is clearly... show more
The genteel façade of London’s Hampstead is shattered by a series of terrifying murders, and the ensuing police hunt is threatened by internal politics, and a burgeoning love triangle within the investigative team. Pressurised by senior officers desperate for a result a new initiative is clearly needed, but what? Intellectual analysis and police procedure vie with the gut instinct of ‘copper’s nose’, and help appears to offer itself from a very unlikely source – a famous fictional detective. A psychological profile of the murderer allows the police to narrow down their search, but will Scotland Yard lose patience with the team before they can crack the case?Praised by fellow authors and readers alike, this is a truly original crime story, speaking to a contemporary audience yet harking back to the Golden Age of detective fiction. Intelligent, quirky and mannered, it has been described as ‘a love letter to the detective novel’. Above it all hovers Hampstead, a magical village evoking the elegance of an earlier time, and the spirit of mystery-solving detectives. Guy Fraser-Sampson is an established writer best known for his series of ‘Mapp and Lucia’ novels which have been featured on BBC Radio 4 and optioned by BBC television. This is his debut work of detective fiction, and the first title in the Hampstead Murders series.
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Format: Kindle Edition
ISBN: 9781910692950
ASIN: B019IN4B8Q
Publisher: Urbane Publications
Pages no: 271
Edition language: English
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FictionZeal
FictionZeal rated it
3.0 from FictionZeal.com re: Death in Profile by Guy Fraser-Sampson
Katherine Barker didn’t make it to her sister’s flat that night. She was found murdered … the fifth victim of a serial killer who’d been nicknamed the ‘condom killer’. The MO was the same as the others – a brutal hammer blow to the back of the head; rape; and chloroform burns around her mouth. Th...
Liz Loves Books.Com.
Liz Loves Books.Com. rated it
4.0 Death in Profile. Beautifully quirky.
I really enjoyed Death in Profile – whoever called it a love letter to the detective novel was spot on and I’m not sure that any review I write can say it better than that but hey, we’ll give it a go. You have totally old school writing and atmosphere – think Christie and indeed Ms Sayers and you ...
ELK's Library
ELK's Library rated it
1.0 DNF @ 27%
I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I honestly tried to finish this book, but the farther I read, the higher I could feel my blood pressure shooting. I generally expect detectives in a mystery novel, unless it's meant to be a comedy, to be so...
drallapaul
drallapaul rated it
0.0 British police procedural with a surprise ending
Taking place near where I used to live (so I understand all the geographical references), this novel is swift-moving about a serial rapist and killer operating in the North London area. Tom Allen is taken off the case after 18 months of lack of success but keeps involved despite orders from above....
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