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A DETECTIVE WHO’S NO ANGEL DESPITE HIS NAME. Discover a gripping series of murder mysteries set in south Yorkshire. MEET DETECTIVE INSPECTOR MICHAEL ANGEL. AN OLD-SCHOOL POLICEMAN WHO SOMETIMES RUBS HIS COLLEAGUES UP THE WRONG WAY. HE’S GOT HIS FLAWS, BUT HE NEVER GIVES UP ON A CASE. PLEASE NOTE THIS BOOK WAS FIRST PUBLISHED AS “IN THE MIDST OF LIFE.” For Inspector Mic A DETECTIVE WHO’S NO ANGEL DESPITE HIS NAME. Discover a gripping series of murder mysteries set in south Yorkshire. MEET DETECTIVE INSPECTOR MICHAEL ANGEL. AN OLD-SCHOOL POLICEMAN WHO SOMETIMES RUBS HIS COLLEAGUES UP THE WRONG WAY. HE’S GOT HIS FLAWS, BUT HE NEVER GIVES UP ON A CASE. PLEASE NOTE THIS BOOK WAS FIRST PUBLISHED AS “IN THE MIDST OF LIFE.” For Inspector Michael Angel, the savage murder in an insane asylum twenty years ago marks the beginning of this gruesome trail of enquiries to find missing nurse Fiona Thomas. In spite of obstruction from the chief constable, this quirky Yorkshire policeman reduces the suspects to one, by resorting to an unusual and original strategy. A dead woman wearing one stocking inside out, an American class ring, a missing videotape of the lovely Lola, and two dead cats all play their part in this scramble to find the killer in this unusual and gripping mystery. Perfect for fans of R.D. Wingfield, Colin Dexter, Peter Robinson, Reginald Hill, and Agatha Christie. THE DETECTIVE Michael Angel is over fifty, married to Mary. They don’t have any children. They are a devoted couple but the relationship sometimes breaks down due to his job or due to the problems of Mary’s sister who lives in Edinburgh and imposes on their easygoing natures. Michael works at the small local police station and is devoted to defeating crime, murder, and dishonesty of any sort and has no personal ambition beyond being a good husband and a successful detective. He doesn’t want promotion with all the routine office work and stress that goes with it. He is incorruptible but always short of money. He is always at odds with his immediate chief, Detective Superintendent Horace Harker, who is lazy, a hypochondriac and not a bit interested in assisting Angel in serious police work. THE SETTING Bromersley is a market town at the bottom of the Pennines surrounded by stone and hawthorn-edged fields grazed by cattle and sheep. It is cold as anywhere in the winter but its closeness to the mountains protects it from many gales and heavy falls of snow. The town’s industry today includes the manufacture of ball bearings and whisky bottles, and a huge brewery produces Bromersley’s best bitter, which is considered the finest beer for miles around. Wednesday is market day, and the town centre is host to the frequent cries of stall-holders hawking their wares while the enticing smells of cheeses, coffees, foreign spices and fish and chips tempt your taste buds as you wander through the stalls. The police always find it difficult to catch pilferers and pickpockets in such a crowd. Bromersley folk are easy to befriend but many of the old people are stubborn and still buy their fruit and veg in pounds and ounces, not kilos and grams. MORE YORKSHIRE MURDER MYSTERIES COMING SOON. JOIN THE JOFFE BOOKS MAILING LIST TO BE THE FIRST TO HEAR ABOUT THEM.


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A DETECTIVE WHO’S NO ANGEL DESPITE HIS NAME. Discover a gripping series of murder mysteries set in south Yorkshire. MEET DETECTIVE INSPECTOR MICHAEL ANGEL. AN OLD-SCHOOL POLICEMAN WHO SOMETIMES RUBS HIS COLLEAGUES UP THE WRONG WAY. HE’S GOT HIS FLAWS, BUT HE NEVER GIVES UP ON A CASE. PLEASE NOTE THIS BOOK WAS FIRST PUBLISHED AS “IN THE MIDST OF LIFE.” For Inspector Mic A DETECTIVE WHO’S NO ANGEL DESPITE HIS NAME. Discover a gripping series of murder mysteries set in south Yorkshire. MEET DETECTIVE INSPECTOR MICHAEL ANGEL. AN OLD-SCHOOL POLICEMAN WHO SOMETIMES RUBS HIS COLLEAGUES UP THE WRONG WAY. HE’S GOT HIS FLAWS, BUT HE NEVER GIVES UP ON A CASE. PLEASE NOTE THIS BOOK WAS FIRST PUBLISHED AS “IN THE MIDST OF LIFE.” For Inspector Michael Angel, the savage murder in an insane asylum twenty years ago marks the beginning of this gruesome trail of enquiries to find missing nurse Fiona Thomas. In spite of obstruction from the chief constable, this quirky Yorkshire policeman reduces the suspects to one, by resorting to an unusual and original strategy. A dead woman wearing one stocking inside out, an American class ring, a missing videotape of the lovely Lola, and two dead cats all play their part in this scramble to find the killer in this unusual and gripping mystery. Perfect for fans of R.D. Wingfield, Colin Dexter, Peter Robinson, Reginald Hill, and Agatha Christie. THE DETECTIVE Michael Angel is over fifty, married to Mary. They don’t have any children. They are a devoted couple but the relationship sometimes breaks down due to his job or due to the problems of Mary’s sister who lives in Edinburgh and imposes on their easygoing natures. Michael works at the small local police station and is devoted to defeating crime, murder, and dishonesty of any sort and has no personal ambition beyond being a good husband and a successful detective. He doesn’t want promotion with all the routine office work and stress that goes with it. He is incorruptible but always short of money. He is always at odds with his immediate chief, Detective Superintendent Horace Harker, who is lazy, a hypochondriac and not a bit interested in assisting Angel in serious police work. THE SETTING Bromersley is a market town at the bottom of the Pennines surrounded by stone and hawthorn-edged fields grazed by cattle and sheep. It is cold as anywhere in the winter but its closeness to the mountains protects it from many gales and heavy falls of snow. The town’s industry today includes the manufacture of ball bearings and whisky bottles, and a huge brewery produces Bromersley’s best bitter, which is considered the finest beer for miles around. Wednesday is market day, and the town centre is host to the frequent cries of stall-holders hawking their wares while the enticing smells of cheeses, coffees, foreign spices and fish and chips tempt your taste buds as you wander through the stalls. The police always find it difficult to catch pilferers and pickpockets in such a crowd. Bromersley folk are easy to befriend but many of the old people are stubborn and still buy their fruit and veg in pounds and ounces, not kilos and grams. MORE YORKSHIRE MURDER MYSTERIES COMING SOON. JOIN THE JOFFE BOOKS MAILING LIST TO BE THE FIRST TO HEAR ABOUT THEM.

30 review for The Missing Nurse

  1. 4 out of 5

    Brenda

    When Miriam Thomas came into the station, reporting her sister Fiona missing, Detective Inspector Michael Angel couldn’t see the connection of this event and the murder of a nurse in an insane asylum twenty years previously. But it was the beginning of a series of events which would see Angel and his ragtag crew working all hours of the day and night. The violent burglary at the nearby service station, and the assault on the young woman working there would bring another side of the mystery into When Miriam Thomas came into the station, reporting her sister Fiona missing, Detective Inspector Michael Angel couldn’t see the connection of this event and the murder of a nurse in an insane asylum twenty years previously. But it was the beginning of a series of events which would see Angel and his ragtag crew working all hours of the day and night. The violent burglary at the nearby service station, and the assault on the young woman working there would bring another side of the mystery into play. Gradually, Angel began bringing the strings together and in his unusual and sometimes unethical manner, his determination to catch the culprit shone through. But would it work? The Missing Nurse is the 1st in the Yorkshire Murder Mysteries by Roger Silverwood and I quite enjoyed it. At the beginning, Angel came across as rude and obnoxious, but I gradually warmed to him. It was his manner, but it got results. With his wife away caring for her sick mother, Angel and the cats (don’t forget to feed the cats dear) kept one another company – when he was home. I enjoyed the enthusiasm of the young Cadet Ahmed Ahaz, as he did his best to help Angel with the case. Recommended.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Betsy

    I probably would have given this mystery 3 stars as the story was okay, but I did not like Inspector Michael Angel. He had many unlikeable characterisics which I found annoying. I felt sorry for his wife, for those who worked for him, and his cats (even though I'm not a cat fan.) Not likely to read anymore in the series. I probably would have given this mystery 3 stars as the story was okay, but I did not like Inspector Michael Angel. He had many unlikeable characterisics which I found annoying. I felt sorry for his wife, for those who worked for him, and his cats (even though I'm not a cat fan.) Not likely to read anymore in the series.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jenny

    The Missing Nurse is book one in the Yorkshire Murder Mysteries by Roger Silverwood. Inspector Michael Angel caught a case of a murdered woman found in the local park. At first, Inspector Michael Angel had no clue into what happened. Until a witness comes forward, that allowed Inspector Michael Angel to narrow down his investigation. The readers of The Missing Nurse will continue to follow Inspector Michael Angel investigation to find out what happens. Wow, another series for me to read. The Mis The Missing Nurse is book one in the Yorkshire Murder Mysteries by Roger Silverwood. Inspector Michael Angel caught a case of a murdered woman found in the local park. At first, Inspector Michael Angel had no clue into what happened. Until a witness comes forward, that allowed Inspector Michael Angel to narrow down his investigation. The readers of The Missing Nurse will continue to follow Inspector Michael Angel investigation to find out what happens. Wow, another series for me to read. The Missing Nurse was the first book I have read of Roger Silverwood, and a fantastic book to read. I love Roger Silverwood portrayal of his characters and the way they intertwine with each other throughout this book. I like Roger Silverwood writing style that allows me to engage straight away with the plot of this book. The describing of the settings of this book was excellently done by Roger Silverwood that I could imaging living in Yorkshire. Reading The Missing Nurse, I have to laugh with what some of the characters were getting up too. I love the cover of The Missing Nurse. The readers of The Missing Nurse will learn about how newspapers can be a fantastic resource to close a murder case. Also, the readers of The Missing Nurse will understand the consequences of jealousy and hatred in a family. I recommend this book.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Joan

    I stopped reading on page three when DI Angel bellowed 'Hey, boy." at an unnamed 22 year old Asian man who was in the CID room. No. Seriously. No. Had Angel been the antagonist, I would have continued but this is supposed to be the 'good' cop, but I refuse to read crime novels featuring racist 'old school' policemen. Dnf. Not rating at this moment I stopped reading on page three when DI Angel bellowed 'Hey, boy." at an unnamed 22 year old Asian man who was in the CID room. No. Seriously. No. Had Angel been the antagonist, I would have continued but this is supposed to be the 'good' cop, but I refuse to read crime novels featuring racist 'old school' policemen. Dnf. Not rating at this moment

  5. 4 out of 5

    Dr M A Robinson

    I really did not warm to the characters, in particular Michael Angel. As a police procedural it was unconvincing and clunky, and the plot was thin with a rather silly ending. Shan’t be reading any more in this series. Two stars is being generous really.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Susan Blackshaw

    Dalziel wannabe Dalziel and Pascoe wanna be. The main character full of sayings found in a second hand joke book. Completely bigoted and unlikable. The plot unbelievable. What a waste of time n don't bother Dalziel wannabe Dalziel and Pascoe wanna be. The main character full of sayings found in a second hand joke book. Completely bigoted and unlikable. The plot unbelievable. What a waste of time n don't bother

  7. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    Is there a connection between a death at the Moorside Hospital for the Criminally Insane in 1981 and a missing nurse in the present (2004). And what about a spate of burglaries. DI Michael Angel and his team investigate. An enjoyable modern crime story, a good start to the series.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Betty

    For some reason it just dragged on and on.

  9. 5 out of 5

    margaret chalmers

    Missing a thrill or two. A workmanlike story. Not exciting in any way and it's policeman seemed to be in a 70s' timewarp. The lead detective is played for comedy which doesn't quite work. He is, I think, middle-aged but comes over as older than Methusaleh. He has an absent wife checking on her elderly mother and keeps sending updates on her condition. Said detective gets involved with two robberies and a missing woman later found dead. There is also reference to an old scandal of a nurse who robb Missing a thrill or two. A workmanlike story. Not exciting in any way and it's policeman seemed to be in a 70s' timewarp. The lead detective is played for comedy which doesn't quite work. He is, I think, middle-aged but comes over as older than Methusaleh. He has an absent wife checking on her elderly mother and keeps sending updates on her condition. Said detective gets involved with two robberies and a missing woman later found dead. There is also reference to an old scandal of a nurse who robbed her hospital causing the death of a male nurse by a patient who had been given watered down medication. Where is this nurse? Did she kill dead woman found in park? Do we care? Not a lot. To say this is pedestrian stuff with lame borderline racist jokes is putting it mildly. It is also painfully slow. You want a book to put you to sleep? This will do the job. And it goes on and on and on. Not recommended except for insomniacs.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Joyce Rigg

    I have only read the first book and certainly won't be reading the rest. At first I understood it to be a detective story, then thought it must be a not very funny comedy. An unbelievably rude and aggressive detective inspector who spends all his time either treating his only sergeant and a cadet to verbal abuse,or trying to kill his two cats. The latter is assisted by his wife who, every day, calls to tell him to feed the cats pints of milk, never mentioning food. Most cats are lactose intolera I have only read the first book and certainly won't be reading the rest. At first I understood it to be a detective story, then thought it must be a not very funny comedy. An unbelievably rude and aggressive detective inspector who spends all his time either treating his only sergeant and a cadet to verbal abuse,or trying to kill his two cats. The latter is assisted by his wife who, every day, calls to tell him to feed the cats pints of milk, never mentioning food. Most cats are lactose intolerant so his cats should be dead. More seriously I would hate to think there was a policeman who in reality would take a stolen video and instead of putting it into evidence, stuck it in a paper bag, shoved it in the drawer in his desk and, without viewing it, handed over to a pretty girl because she asked for it. Do we also put a suspect in a cell and leave them there for several days without either charging them or providing them with a solicitor? I think I finished reading this because I couldn't believe it. I will not be reading the rest. It has one star because I couldn't give it half.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Cathy Cole

    This first Inspector Angel book has promise. I really enjoyed the mystery. It kept me guessing until the end-- when I discovered that my deductions were all wrong. I've read a lot of crime fiction, so I always like it when an author pulls the wool over my eyes. Inspector Angel is definitely the star of this show. He's as stubborn as they come, he likes to shout, and a lot of his humor contains dated references that zoom right over the heads of the sergeant and cadet who are working with him. Sinc This first Inspector Angel book has promise. I really enjoyed the mystery. It kept me guessing until the end-- when I discovered that my deductions were all wrong. I've read a lot of crime fiction, so I always like it when an author pulls the wool over my eyes. Inspector Angel is definitely the star of this show. He's as stubborn as they come, he likes to shout, and a lot of his humor contains dated references that zoom right over the heads of the sergeant and cadet who are working with him. Since I understood his humor, I found much of it to be genuinely funny. But there are a few kinks that need to be ironed out. Angel is a strong character, but it's not always for the right reasons. I got tired of his shouting. He "pursed his lips" so much I began to fear that he would be forced to face the world with a permanent pucker. And I most certainly did not care for the way he treated the cadet working with him. Early on the cadet proved himself to be hard-working and self-motivated, and Angel did mentor him a bit, which was good to see, but Angel also treated the poor young man as a lackey-- making him go out frequently for groceries, to make restaurant reservations, get his lunches, and the like. Since the cadet is an Indian, and Angel refers to him as "Sabu," a case could be made for bigotry. At least he treats Detective Sergeant Crisp no better... and sometimes worse. Halfway through the book, I suddenly thought to myself, "Where are all the females?" Throughout In the Midst of Life, the only females making an appearance are victims, victims' relatives, witnesses, and suspects. Not a one was in police uniform. Rather strange for a police procedural set in 2002. Silverwood has written a strong mystery that I did enjoy, but the problems I had with Inspector Angel leaves me doubtful that I will be returning to read more of the series.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Hancock

    Really good I enjoyed this book. Not one that I got into easily, but persevered and really enjoyed it. I would recommend it as it's a good easy crime thriller to get into. Really good I enjoyed this book. Not one that I got into easily, but persevered and really enjoyed it. I would recommend it as it's a good easy crime thriller to get into.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Yvette

    The main character does not only rub his colleagues the wrong way but also the readers. He's a completely unlikeable person and a not very clever, inefficient, demotivating team leader. As a police procedural, the story is a complete joke. The way MA talks about an 'embargo' on search warrants is completely ridiculous. Twice in the story he yells 'chop chop' to his Asian co-worker. I find this thoroughly denigrating and racist. Probably because I saw a British tourist once yell this to a waiter in The main character does not only rub his colleagues the wrong way but also the readers. He's a completely unlikeable person and a not very clever, inefficient, demotivating team leader. As a police procedural, the story is a complete joke. The way MA talks about an 'embargo' on search warrants is completely ridiculous. Twice in the story he yells 'chop chop' to his Asian co-worker. I find this thoroughly denigrating and racist. Probably because I saw a British tourist once yell this to a waiter in Thailand after finding he did not like the food he had ordered. 'I do not like it, take it away, chop chop' and adding a stream of invective about the idiocy of the waiter who told him that what he ordered, he needed to pay for. This image has stayed with me for 25 years and I was shocked to find it in a book, used by a so called team leader in public service. The story itself: I do not like solutions to a crime which are not in evidence, by which I mean that as a reader we should be able to deduce ourselves the 'whodunit'. A mysterious phone call not shared with the reader helps MA to solve the mystery. Lucky for him, as he's not too clever himself.

  14. 5 out of 5

    MasterGamgee

    The Inspector in this story is a bit of a curmudgeon, but he plays fair (mostly) and gets the results needed. I wouldn't say he was dishonest, but in one instance he truly tricked one of the miscreants into confessing. But in a clever and funny way. The murder part of the story was interesting, if a little bit light. The resolution was OK but it seemed to pull elements the reader was not aware of into the puzzle. But again, he utilizes people and situations to full benefit. I finished this book of The Inspector in this story is a bit of a curmudgeon, but he plays fair (mostly) and gets the results needed. I wouldn't say he was dishonest, but in one instance he truly tricked one of the miscreants into confessing. But in a clever and funny way. The murder part of the story was interesting, if a little bit light. The resolution was OK but it seemed to pull elements the reader was not aware of into the puzzle. But again, he utilizes people and situations to full benefit. I finished this book off in no time so I did overall enjoy it and plan to see if my library has any others by this author.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Bill Mullin

    This was an entertaining read, but not as thrilling, funny or descriptive as either the Beatrice Stubbs series or the Hilary Greene series. I will read additional books in the series when I have a lull in my other preferred authors or series. A bit frustrating that this middle aged, world class detective can't sort his own grocery shopping, laundry, or dry cleaning and is completely helpless when his wife has to go away to tend to her sick mother, and he NEVER calls her while she's gone! He's de This was an entertaining read, but not as thrilling, funny or descriptive as either the Beatrice Stubbs series or the Hilary Greene series. I will read additional books in the series when I have a lull in my other preferred authors or series. A bit frustrating that this middle aged, world class detective can't sort his own grocery shopping, laundry, or dry cleaning and is completely helpless when his wife has to go away to tend to her sick mother, and he NEVER calls her while she's gone! He's definitely so last century in his interactions with his staff and his behavior. Not PC at all, so, that's good fun.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Alayne

    While I enjoyed the story - especially as I got further into it - I found that the character of Inspector Angel was quite annoying. Eventually I discovered that his "tics" were mostly put on for the benefit (or otherwise) of his underlings - but they were still annoying! The text needed a good edit as well, and I don't know if Roger Silverwood is American or British but the text was very Americanised - "airplane" instead of "aeroplane" etc. If I was able to give it a half star I would have given While I enjoyed the story - especially as I got further into it - I found that the character of Inspector Angel was quite annoying. Eventually I discovered that his "tics" were mostly put on for the benefit (or otherwise) of his underlings - but they were still annoying! The text needed a good edit as well, and I don't know if Roger Silverwood is American or British but the text was very Americanised - "airplane" instead of "aeroplane" etc. If I was able to give it a half star I would have given it 3 and a half stars.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Vicky

    The first book in a detective series set in Yorkshire, with Inspector Angel as the key detective. I'm not a fan of him very much, but I like the young copper Ahmed. The story was easy to read which is exactly what I wanted/needed this week and I read it in just a few days. I might read another in the series, to see how the characters develop - will see. In this one, a nurse from Wales confess to town and then goes missing and her sister comes looking for her, who goes missing herself. There are The first book in a detective series set in Yorkshire, with Inspector Angel as the key detective. I'm not a fan of him very much, but I like the young copper Ahmed. The story was easy to read which is exactly what I wanted/needed this week and I read it in just a few days. I might read another in the series, to see how the characters develop - will see. In this one, a nurse from Wales confess to town and then goes missing and her sister comes looking for her, who goes missing herself. There are a lot of coincidences - some are red herrings

  18. 5 out of 5

    James Oates

    A good story line, nothing special with a so so ending. However what made the book challenging for me to read was DI Angel the main character. For me you have to like the character (such DI Green; DI Erika Foster; DI Calladine) but with DI Angel there was little to like, He was arrogant, condescending and treated his "team" like shit. He was never polite and showed very little humanity to anyone. I did download book 2 in this series and will probably read it when I run out of the Hillary Greene b A good story line, nothing special with a so so ending. However what made the book challenging for me to read was DI Angel the main character. For me you have to like the character (such DI Green; DI Erika Foster; DI Calladine) but with DI Angel there was little to like, He was arrogant, condescending and treated his "team" like shit. He was never polite and showed very little humanity to anyone. I did download book 2 in this series and will probably read it when I run out of the Hillary Greene books. All and all not a bad book, but a lousy main character.

  19. 5 out of 5

    M R B Davis

    Should I read another? This first book in a series of many about DI Angel is a good story and intriguing plot that Angel, through intuition, appears to solve. The writing tended to grate on me and Angel,s turn of phrase often left something to be desired, although, often, it was amusing. I wonder if the character develops in the series? Only one way to find ou! Read another!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Margaret Barbour

    The missing nurse. It took quite a while to get into this book, it seemed really dry & just plodding along. But eventually it all started to come together and the cases were solved. OK, but I wouldn't go crazy over it.Will read another book by the author to see if there's any difference to this one. The missing nurse. It took quite a while to get into this book, it seemed really dry & just plodding along. But eventually it all started to come together and the cases were solved. OK, but I wouldn't go crazy over it.Will read another book by the author to see if there's any difference to this one.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Denis Davidson

    My award was somewhat generous in retrospect. Angel is an autocratic throwback to a bygone age when police reprimanded youngsters with a clip around the ear. The convoluted plot was drawn from the realms of fantasy , and my sympathy lay with those unfortunate to work under Angel. Perhaps, as the series develops, they might arrange for him to be kidnapped.

  22. 4 out of 5

    barbara jones

    Not the best story I have read. A bit silly at times and with Angel trying to be funny all the time, put me off. I have this author's three books. I just hope the next two are better than his first one. And if he keeps mentioning the green corridor, I will scream. Not the best story I have read. A bit silly at times and with Angel trying to be funny all the time, put me off. I have this author's three books. I just hope the next two are better than his first one. And if he keeps mentioning the green corridor, I will scream.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Val Bond

    It was an okay read. I was not too impressed with Michael Angel and, as others have commented, I did not find his sarcastic comments funny I felt they did not fit into the book. I have read a couple of his books and may read more, as it is easy reading.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Catherine

    Didn't gel A basic plot, felt a little hurried, however my main disappointment was that I don't gel with the main character. Perhaps if it was sent it years gone by, the personality and behaviours would be more believable. It's a shame as I felt the author has potential. Didn't gel A basic plot, felt a little hurried, however my main disappointment was that I don't gel with the main character. Perhaps if it was sent it years gone by, the personality and behaviours would be more believable. It's a shame as I felt the author has potential.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Beverly Mccollum

    A rather typical British murder mystery. The main character-inspector Michael Angel -isn’t politically correct at all and often is quite annoying. However, that does differentiate him from many other major characters in this genre. A quick , easy read. I’d recommend it.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Maggie

    well written and good twisty tale Inspector Angel is very non PC and while some of his sayings can be funny they are a bit annoying after awhile however I enjoyed the plot and will move on with series

  27. 5 out of 5

    Mrs Janet E Bignell

    Just another whodunnit The story was ok but not very believable. I didn't want to any of the characters,either, except maybe Ahmed. Probably not a series i would read further. Just another whodunnit The story was ok but not very believable. I didn't want to any of the characters,either, except maybe Ahmed. Probably not a series i would read further.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Gary Van Cott

    Nothing special.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Pritha

    In 1981 a male nurse had been killed in a hospital for criminally insane. On investigation it was found that the nurse-in-charge was siphoning off the medicines, injections and other hospital supplies for money. No one received the full dosage and that resulted in the death. The nurse-in-charge went missing. Only to reappear two decades later. Two nurses recognize her from her youth. And then both of them go missing. Detective Inspector Angel was already in the deep waters to find out the perpetra In 1981 a male nurse had been killed in a hospital for criminally insane. On investigation it was found that the nurse-in-charge was siphoning off the medicines, injections and other hospital supplies for money. No one received the full dosage and that resulted in the death. The nurse-in-charge went missing. Only to reappear two decades later. Two nurses recognize her from her youth. And then both of them go missing. Detective Inspector Angel was already in the deep waters to find out the perpetrators of a robbery and a burglary and now he also has three missing nurses and a dead body that belongs to one of them. The crimes that were enthralling to the greatest degree of accuracy. All through it keeps you guessing about who is innocent and who is not, about what is true and what are not, about crimes that can be pardoned and the ones that can't be, about difficult mothers and astray sons, and of a man who solves mysteries not because it's his passion but because it pays his bills. Altogether, a good read for someone who loves mysteries and crimes. Plot is well-woven and the details are great.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Dana Groulx

    When I turned 20, I married a man from South Yorkshire and moved there from the USA. I really loved Inspector Angel. His talking and mannerisms were spot on for the area. The plot itself was good enough to hold my interest, but it wasn’t a nail biter by any means. I am now in my 60’s and still recall my times in England with much fondness. A lot of police work is mundane and this book was realistic in that way. I also prefer British mystery television shows as they focus on day to day activities When I turned 20, I married a man from South Yorkshire and moved there from the USA. I really loved Inspector Angel. His talking and mannerisms were spot on for the area. The plot itself was good enough to hold my interest, but it wasn’t a nail biter by any means. I am now in my 60’s and still recall my times in England with much fondness. A lot of police work is mundane and this book was realistic in that way. I also prefer British mystery television shows as they focus on day to day activities. American shows just explode things instead of developing characters. Sometimes you just need to relax, plod on, and reach a satisfying conclusion. I will be reading more of this series.

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