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Deadlight (DI Joe Faraday #4)

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  150 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Freshly promoted to the elite Major Crimes Unit, Faraday is thrown into the deep end with the investigation into the murder of prison officer, Paul Coughlin. Was the violent Coughlin killed by a recently released con he brutalised in prison? Or is his death a legacy of a wider, more savage violence from twenty years before? Coughlin was a petty officer in the Royal Navy. H ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published July 17th 2003 by Orion
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Bev Taylor
a d i joe faraday novel

joe has been appointed to the elite major crimes team. he is tasked to investigate the brutal murder of a local prison officer who no-one seems to like. and with a list of enemies that long where do u begin?

as the inquiry develops a disturbing picture begins to develop and could the murder be linked back as far as an episode in the falklands 2 decades ago?

good plot and wonderful characterisation of both places and people. of the latter, winter stands out. a police offic
Cathy Cole
This is one of my favorite British police procedural series. Faraday is a determined investigator who demands truth and justice. As a widower, he hasn't had an easy time of raising his deaf son by himself, but he's done a good job-- even though both his job and his son have had him hiking out to commune with the birds he loves so much. (Some detectives hit the bottle, others listen to jazz or opera, Faraday goes bird watching.) Joe's son is pretty much independent at this stage and even helps du ...more
Another good read in the mystery series featuring Joe Faraday, recently transferred to the Major Crimes unit in Portsmouth. Surrounded by interesting supporting characters, this book deals with a murder that has its roots in the Falklands war, where the murdered man served aboard a ship that was sunk in the conflict with nineteen men lost. As Faraday and his team begin ruling out suspects with more recent involvement with the victim, they find a bit of an obstruction when it comes to getting coo ...more
DI Joe Faraday is now working Major Crimes, an important new assignment for a boss he respects, where he wants to do well. He is faced with investigating the brutal murder of a prison guard, Sean Coughlin. The problem is, as the investigation reveals, Coughlin was a terrible person who had gone through his life bullying and brutalizing people and making any number of enemies who would be glad to see him dead. So which one, or ones, acted on that impetus is the question.

There is a subplot here as
Very good series with strong characters and interesting plots. In this one a prison guard, universally disliked, is found beaten to death in his home. Suspicion initially falls on a recently released prisoner, but the answer reaches back to the Falklands war.
The Portsmouth detective in this series is a well developed character with a deaf son. This book was not as enjoyable as the earlier ones. Just merely OK. The plot was not as interesting, about the murder of a man who was not the victim in an opening sequence set in the Falklands War. It took too long to close the circle
Actually I really like this - nearly made 4 stars. Bit of a soap opera now after reading several of the books but I do care about Winter and Dawn - still enjoy the deaf angle, still find the bird watching a bit of a cringe.
Another interesting story from Graham Hurley although Faraday is somewhat lugubrious, Winter is a much more compelling character. I can't wait to find out what has happened to Winter's career in the next instalment!
Auntie M Graff
Another great installment from the Joe Faraday series. Hurley consistently creates a character-driven novel in this British police series; check out the rest!
DI Faraday has transferred to Major Crimes - story involves ex-servicemen, flash backs to the Falklands War, friendship, and payback.
A very well constructed story and enjoyable.
A terrific, if somewhat gloomy, series.
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Graham Hurley was born November, 1946 in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. His seaside childhood was punctuated by football, swimming, afternoons on the dodgems, run-ins with the police, multiple raids on the local library - plus near-total immersion in English post-war movies.

Directed and produced documentaries for ITV through two decades, winning a number of national and international awards. Launched a wr
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