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by No Exit Press, 26 May 2016. ISBN: 978-1-84344-677-4
To all appearances, David
Lester is an ordinary, decent man who makes one tragic mistake. He drinks too
much on a night out with colleagues and talks too freely about the valuable,
diamond engagement ring he has in his pocket, having just had it reset for his
wife. Minutes later, David Lester is shot dead in an alley in Central London.
Despite the likelihood that the assailant was a mugger, Detective Inspector Geraldine
Steel and her CID colleagues have to explore all options, including examining
David Lester's relationship with his family and friends.
is a particularly difficult time for Geraldine: she is still mourning a
colleague who was killed quite recently and she has to deal with a new senior
officer who is so anxious to get a quick result that he is inclined to grab at
convenient solutions. Also there is stress in Geraldine's personal life, with
an unexpected development regarding the birth mother whom she has never met.
police have a suspect under arrest and the new DCI believes the case is more or
less over, although Geraldine is less convinced it is as simple as that. Then
another man is killed with the same weapon and the investigation recommences
with the police even more desperate to bring the case to a successful
conclusion before the killer strikes again.
Murder Ring is the
eighth book in the series featuring Geraldine Steel. In it the author shows the
reader both the police investigation and the lives of the suspects, weaving the
strands together to create a clever and complex whole. It is a fascinating and
intricate book with police protagonists who are likeable and convincing both as
individuals and as a team. Murder Ring
is an excellent read and one which I would recommend.
Leigh Russellstudied at the University of Kent gaining a Masters
degree in English and American literature. Formerly a secondary school English teacher, with the
success of her Geraldine Steel series, Leigh now writes full-time. Her debut novel, Cut Short, was published in 2009 by No
Exit Press in the UK,
followed by Road Closed, Dead End, Death
Bed, Stop Dead, Fatal
Act and Killer Plan, all
featuring detective Geraldine Steel, and Murder
Ring will be published in 2016. Leigh also writes a spinoff series for Geraldine's
sergeant, Ian Peterson. Cold Sacrificeand Race to Death are already published, to
be followed by Blood Axe in late
2015. Leigh recently signed a three book deal with Thomas and Mercer for a new
series featuring Lucy Hall. The first two titles in this series will be
published in 2016. Leigh
Russell is married with two daughters and lives in Middlesex.
Westronis a successful short story writer and a Creative Writing
teacher.She is the moderator for the
cosy/historical crime panel, The Deadly Dames.Her crime novels are set both in contemporary and Victorian times.The Terminal Velocity of Cats is the
first in her Scene of Crimes novels, was published July 2013. Her second book About the Children was published in May