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The Resource Improving the silence, Peter Turnbull

Improving the silence, Peter Turnbull

Label
Improving the silence
Title
Improving the silence
Statement of responsibility
Peter Turnbull
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the body of a man is discovered in a rough grave deep in the woods, the police find that it is one of their young undercover officers - who died nearly thirty years ago
Member of
Review
Despite the surprising killing off of a major character, this competent stand-alone police procedural from British veteran Turnbull (Turning Point ) offers little suspense or excitement. The digging of a trench in a forest northeast of London turns up the corpse of Det. Constable James Coventry, who disappeared almost 30 years earlier at age 27. Det. Insp. Archibald Dew, who’s grappling with a mentally disturbed daughter, and Det. Sgt. Harry Vicary, a recovering alcoholic, take the usual steps to investigate. The pair discover from Coventry’s parents that their son was on a special assignment that frightened him. Early on, Turnbull lets the reader in on who’s behind the killings, leaving only the identity of one of the bent cops to be revealed at the end. In the absence of any real twists, the book must stand or fall on its characters, who are hard to distinguish from countless similar fictional figures. (Jan.) --Staff (Reviewed November 9, 2009) (Publishers Weekly, vol 256, issue 45, p33)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
331963
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Turnbull, Peter
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Harry Vicary novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Police murders
  • Police corruption
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Police corruption
  • Police murders
Target audience
general
Label
Improving the silence, Peter Turnbull
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
757067
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
186 pages
Isbn
9780727868411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780727868411
  • (OCoLC)782017349
Label
Improving the silence, Peter Turnbull
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
757067
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
186 pages
Isbn
9780727868411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780727868411
  • (OCoLC)782017349

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