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Death Bed: A Detective Geraldine Steel Mystery [Format Kindle]

Leigh Russell
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Two brutal murders. No witnesses.

The battered bodies of two young girls are discovered in North London, one shortly after the other. Desperate to avoid hysteria in the community, the police struggle to make a quick arrest before the deranged killer can strike again. Not having any luck, Detective Geraldine Steel, recently transferred to London, is called in to make sense of the grisly murders and the killer's unusual signature: he extracts two teeth from each of his victims. With the death toll mounting, Geraldine is running out of time as she hunts for the elusive killer the papers have dubbed "The Dentist."

Biographie de l'auteur

Leigh Russell is the award-winning author of the Geraldine Steel and Ian Peterson mysteries. She is an English teacher who lives in the UK with her family.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 813 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 386 pages
  • Editeur : Witness Impulse (25 février 2014)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00ESEE83O
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  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 4.0 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (2 commentaires client)
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Same old same old 26 novembre 2014
Par J. Ball
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
This is the 4th in the Geraldine Steel series, and it would appear that having found a winning formula, Leigh Russel is sticking with it. The first couple of books were interesting, but by the third one, there's a distinct feeling of deja vu. Same plot - different storyline - suspect everyone else but Geraldine is sure of, ( she turns out to be right, of course) unstable relationship with her sister, inability to hand over responsibility, boss who takes all the credit for Geraldine's work, etc. etc. I won't be reading the 5th book.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5! 1 janvier 2015
Par Mme H.
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Liked this one. Much better than the others, quite fast moving and good insight into the problems of facing a new job in a different city. Good read.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Good Read! 30 janvier 2014
Par Amy L. Yingling - Publié sur
With a depraved murderer on the loose Geraldine finds herself grasping for witnesses and evidence to get this monster off the streets but a stray thought running through her head is all she needed to lead her in the right direction.

I liked this mystery but was a little disappointed because after having read Dead End (#3) I expected a little more. This is #4 in the DI Geraldine Steel series and though they are a series they are written to be stand alone reads also which means there is a lot of "information repeat" that can be tedious for those that are in it for the whole series and not just as a stand alone read.

I simply could not stand a lot of the characters in this book, whiners the whole lot of them wanted to give them the fictional slap across the face. However, out of the whole bunch I think the most well developed character in the book was Douggie, he acted just like the perfect car thief would.

I finished this one with an "ugh", it was good but not memorable.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Definitely a mystery author that I will read again 27 février 2014
Par I Feel the Need, the Need to Read book blog - Publié sur
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Of course, it's me reviewing this book as it is a mystery and I can't help but read them all for myself! I did enjoy this book and story mostly and it kept me interested for the most part. The story got a bit slow and bogged down toward the end. I felt like maybe the author was trying to put too much other stuff into the story and not focusing and concentrating on the mystery/thriller part. So it got slow and the inner dialogue with Geraldine about her mother was a bit over the top. I didn't feel like it added to the story and it almost felt like it was just thrown in to add drama, which I didn't feel like it did.

I would probably read more books by Leigh Russell as this one was well written and even though it took place in England, it wasn't too heavy on the slang, which some books tend to be. Even though I was reading and uncorrected proof, it was pretty well edited and I didn't notice too many errors. I like that about unedited books as even though they are marked as unedited, I still have a hard time reading them if they are too heavy on the errors. I do agree that she is a "brilliant talent" as Jeffrey Deaver called her (another author I absolutely LOVE!).
1.0 étoiles sur 5 I would of given this 3 or 4 stars 1 mars 2015
Par Eden.M - Publié sur
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
But sadly the lead character Geraldine Steel is SO awful it's hard to enjoy the book. I've read all the previous 3 books, and while they lack a certain something, they also have that little something special about them as well. The lead character has never come off as particularly nice, but this book takes the cake. She's rude, homophobic and quite honestly I wish I hadn't bought the rest of the books in the series, goes to show, buying kindle, best to do it one at a time ! I won't be buying anymore books from this author.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Not as good as the last one! 5 janvier 2012
Par Best Crime Books - Publié sur
Format:Format Kindle
I have read each of the books in this series and was looking forward to this one which is book 4 of the series. However, with the relocation of Geraldine to London I found myself feeling like we were back at the beginning in a certain sense.

After finishing book 3 which I loved and rated a full 5 out of 5, I had high expectations and I think the new setting may have thrown me slightly. Geraldine is once again on uncertain ground as she tries to get to grips with her new role and new colleagues. I loved Ian Peterson, an ex-colleague of Geraldine's but found myself being introduced to a new sergeant that she will be working with (who I am undecided about at the moment).

When Geraldine is assigned to work on a case, she doesn't realise the potential media impact, as the case could have a racist element to it. The story itself was as usual a good one, and the descriptive gruesomeness of some scenes was brilliant. However, I think that after finishing this book there were some elements missing. I feel like just as I was getting to know characters and Geraldine's setting, we are thrown in with new settings and characters which made me feel like it was harder work than it should have been.

I also think that because of all of that, the actual crimes that were taking place seemed to take a bit of a back seat for me. Towards the end of the book the pace was picked up, but there was an element of it being wrapped up too neatly at the end for my liking.

Overall, I enjoyed the book and loved re-visiting a character I have grown to look forward to reading about. I just wish that I didn't feel like we have gone back a few steps with the character, and can only hope that I grow to like Geraldine's new colleagues as much as the old!
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Love it! 8 juillet 2014
Par Denise Jones - Publié sur
Format:Format Kindle
I really enjoyed this book, suspense to the end. Fantastic read!
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