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The Killing Floor (P Division #9)

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After a motorist swerves to avoid hitting an animal in the road, he discovers a decomposed body sans head and hands in the garden of a house in one of Glasgow's more prestigious suburbs.
Published 1995 by HarperCollins (first published 1994)
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I found this a little difficult to get into at first, but it was well worth it. I think I found it tough as I didn't know the main characters, however, they were explained and grew as the story progressed. An interesting Brit police procedural.
Janette Fleming
An understandable error by a motorist leads to the discovery of a decomposed headless and handless corpse in the garden of a house in one of Glasgow's more prestigious suburbs. For Glasgow's P Division, the first task is to identify the body - an identification which reveals a person with a talent for making enemies.[return]Then there is another killing - a murderous stabbing in an east end housing scheme and the police investigation takes on an added urgency. The whiff of corruption is in the a ...more
JoAnn Ainsworth
I found this difficult to read. I’d read a few pages and put it down. The only reason I persisted to the end is that my friend considers this novel “one of the BEST murder/mystery thriller books I've ever read”. One of us is right.
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Peter Turnbull is the author of nineteen previous novels and numerous works of short fiction. He worked for many years as a social worker in Glasgow before returning to his native Yorkshire.
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