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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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Kirsten *I support diversity in my reading and my world!"
There is just something about this series that really appeals to me. It could be that it is set in gritty Glasgow, Scotland. It could be the ensemble nature of the story. It could be the fact that none of the cops are completely screwed up, with a horrible back story, and an attitude problem. It is the story of real cops and real detectives working together to solve a murder.

In this story, it is a particularly vicious murder and a complex story. I will be sorry to read the next book as it is the
Janette Fleming
Apr 03, 2014 Janette Fleming rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 21, 2011 JoAnn Ainsworth rated it it was ok
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.
Sep 09, 2011 Jenn rated it really liked it
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.
Jan 01, 2017 Ron rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Due to an accident, a headless, handless body is discovered. Over the course of the next few days, the Glasgow P Division identified the body, located the perpetrators, and brought some to justice. Plenty of gritty police work with some luck ensnared the wrongdoers.
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Around the Year i...: The Killing Floor, by Peter Turnbull 1 12 Jul 24, 2016 07:59PM  
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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