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November 14-18, 2016
END OF THE ROADIE
A Mystery for D.I. Costello
Brendan Phelan, rock star, is playing in a stage show that includes guns and whips. As it reaches its climax, a shot rings out—but it's not part of the show. The body of Oliver Joplin, one of the road crew, lies lifeless outside the stage door. Detective Inspector Angela Costello and her team investigate, but they quickly discover that several stage hands, and Phelan himself, are adept with firearms—and that Joplin was widely disliked and distrusted. So why had Phelan kept him on, despite the reservations of his crew? Joplin's emails reveal the presence of a shadowy figure stalking the dead man. Who might profit from Joplin's death?
Little by little, Costello unpicks the web of lies. But unless one key person opens up, she can't crack the case. And that is not going to happen.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A former actress and radio journalist, Elizabeth Flynn is currently bereavement officer in a London hospital. This is her first novel.
- Series: A Mystery for D. I. Costello
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Lion Fiction (September 27, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1782642056
- ISBN-13: 978-1782642053
From a roadie to a rock star, Brendan Phelan's crew member Oliver Joplin is found dead. He is found shot in an alleyway. The thing was the alleyway had been guarded by security. You will think, this is an easy one to solve, officers were there immediately. That's what I thought too but not so. Investigator Angela Costello takes on the murder. So many deep dark secrets and oh, so many lies to divide between important to this case or not. Oliver wasn't exactly liked by many, actually he was disliked immensely. I had some real trouble with this book. I wasn't getting anything new from it. It was the same ole' same ole' murder mystery to me. It wasn't until about 3/4 of the way through when I got really interested in D.I. Costello. A strong, no nonsense woman but siding on the path of justice. As she worked with her team, she wasn't one of those, I'm in charge and we do it my way or the highway. She took into consideration their thoughts and ideas. There seemed to be a connection with Detective Gary Houseman. They complimented each other. They knew what the other was going to say before they said it. Just a look said so much. I was hoping for maybe a romance to start but who knows? The author takes on, very professionally, some very touchy subjects. I won't tell you what. Read and find out. I kept thinking I had this solved. What was the detectives' problem. So easy. Typical who dun' it. Well, as I turned the pages, I was wrong. The author kept just enough hidden to keep the reader guessing. Guessing until the end. If you grab a copy of this book to read, don't give up easily because as you read, you will become totally absorbed. I wonder if that was the intention of the author?
I RECEIVED THIS BOOK FROM THE AUTHOR AND KREGEL BLOGGER PROGRAM and voluntarily decided to review it.
I WOULD GIVE THIS BOOK 4 STARS.