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Family Life: An Inspector Starrett Mystery by Paul Charles
  

Family Life: An Inspector Starrett Mystery

Crime / Mystery   Thriller / Suspense   

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Following the success of his urbane DI Christy Kennedy series set in London’s Camden Town and praised by Morse creator Colin Dexter, Charles has now begun a new series featuring Inspector Starrett of the County Donegal Serious Crime Unit. Traditional detecting in a rural setting with all the verve of Irish life. FAMILY LIFE is his second appearance.

Inspector Starrett series:
1. The Dust of Death
2. Family Life

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Synopsis

Family Life: An Inspector Starrett Mystery by Paul Charles

In ones and twos the Sweeney clan and their partners, wives and children gather at Liam Sweeney’s farm on the outskirts of Ramelton, County Donegal to celebrate Liam’s birthday. The banter and storytelling is great as they await the arrival of the single missing family member. But when Inspector Starrett arrives unexpectedly at the farm it becomes clear that all is not well. The body of a Sweeney family member has just been discovered in the courtyard of a waterfront warehouse in the nearby town and the circumstances are suspicious to say the least.

In the course of the investigation Starrett begins to realise how weird and wonderful the politics of a family are as he discovers that of the several suspects he and his team throw up, two or even three of them are family members. On top of which, it appears to Starrett’s team that every family member has a secret or two they’d like to keep hidden. But while working on this investigating Starrett discovers some drastic news which concerns his own family.

Reviews

Small-town stories featuring crimes of a more personal nature and starring an unassuming, methodical protagonist. . . Charles is a fine storyteller, and this shapes up to be a fine series, different in tone from the Kennedy novels but equally involving. -- Booklist Booklist


About the Author

Paul Charles was born in Magherafelt, Ireland and is one of Europe’s best known music promoters and agents. He is the author of seven previous Inspector Christy Kennedy novels: I Love The Sound of Breaking Glass, Last Boat To Camden Town, Fountain Of Sorrow, The Ballad Of Sean And Wilko, The Hissing Of The Silent Lonely Room, I’ve Heard The Banshee Sing and The Justice Factory.

Maxim Jakubowski's view on Paul Charles...

Following the success of his urbane DI Christy Kennedy series set in London’s Camden Town and praised by Morse creator Colin Dexter, Charles has now begun a new series featuring Inspector Starrett of the County Donegal Serious Crime Unit. Traditional detecting in a rural setting with all the verve of Irish life. FAMILY LIFE is his second appearance.

Inspector Starrett series:
1. The Dust of Death
2. Family Life

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd September 2009

Author

Paul Charles

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Author's Website

paulcharlesbooks.com/

Publisher

Brandon / Mount Eagle Publications Ltd

Format

Hardback
334 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780863224041

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