#ADGIFTED as always all opinions are my own. I love murder mysteries, so I always enjoy them.
The Moon Killer (Inspector Dawes #5) by Frances Lloyd
SIX VICTIMS . . . ONE VERY TWISTED MURDER METHOD.
FROM BEST-SELLING AUTHOR FRANCES LLOYD
A series of apparently motiveless murders in London.
The only thing linking them is the method — all the victims are killed in a very unusual way.
Detective Inspector Jack Dawes and his sidekick, Detective Sergeant “Bugsy” Malone, face their most baffling case yet.
They discover that the victims do have a connection. And all the murders take place during the night of a full moon.
The Murder Investigation Team call on the assistance of a psychological profiler, the tall, extremely athletic, Cressida Davenport.
Based on her work, the detectives take a huge risk, putting one of their team’s lives at stake to lure the murderer out of hiding.
WHY DOES THE KILLER USE THIS BIZARRE M.O.?
Discover one of the most enjoyable and gripping murder mysteries you’ll read this year!
Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, LJ Ross, JR Ellis, Angela Marsons or Faith Martin.
MEET THE DETECTIVE
Detective Inspector Jack Dawes, tall and handsome, looks like the fuzz even when he’s off-duty. He rose up through the ranks at Scotland Yard and now is a well-respected detective in the murder squad. A career copper, he was married to the job until he met Coriander during a money laundering investigation, the case which earned him his promotion to DI. He has logical analytical skills. She has intuitive people skills. So he bounces ideas off her. They make a formidable and funny couple whose skills combine to solve crimes.
DETECTIVE INSPECTOR JACK DAWES MYSTERY SERIES
Book 1: THE GREEK ISLAND KILLER
Book 2: THE BLUEBELL KILLER
Book 3: THE SHETLAND KILLER
Book 4: THE GALLOWS GREEN KILLER
Book 5: THE MOON KILLER
Frances Lloyd was born in Essex but now lives in the Scottish Highlands. She was educated in Cheltenham where she studied English and Classics.
Frances has always been a writer. The day job was in government communications. She has also worked as a freelance journalist and photographer, and began by writing short stories, but her ambition was always to write murder mysteries. She now writes full time and has published six crime novels.
Married three times but now a widow, Frances’ hobbies are reading, travelling and wine tasting.
What a bizarre MO, very unique and I can honestly say I’ve not read one like it before. Weird twist
From the off I was gripped, and what perfect timing as the story kicks off on Good Friday which we’ve just had too. And the Pink Full Moon.
I definitely would read more, the writing style was dark and gritty, and I felt part of the London underworld at times. The police are gruff and stereotypical but I felt warmth and familiarity with it.
I think I loved the pathologist the most, so dry and stern. This was an Easter treat, reading in the sunshine, with rum and pineapple, I could of been anywhere. Totally lost in the story.