Death Wore White (DI Peter Shaw & DS George Valentine #1)
At 5.15 p.m. Harvey Ellis was trapped - stranded in a line of eight cars by a blizzard on a Norfolk coast road.
At 8.15 p.m. Harvey Ellis was dead - viciously stabbed at the wheel of his truck.
And his killer has achieved the impossible: striking without being seen, and without leaving a single footprint in the snow . . .
For DI Peter Shaw and DS George Valentine it's only t...more
The two detectives are a study in contrasts. Peter Shaw is young, by the book, and forensics orientated. George Valentine is older, a smoker with some serious lung issues, and was the partner of Peter Shaw's late father. The problem is, Peter Shaw's father and Valentine were of the school of find...more
As Stephen points out, this is a form of "locked room" mystery.""There's a pa...more
Not far away, someone has placed a sign on the main road that due to flooding, motorists should detour to the coastal road. A tree has been cut and...more
Shaw and Valentine are members of (fictitious) West Norfolk Constabulary, extremely awkward in their new partnership. Valentine had been partner to Shaw’s deceased father, DCI Jack Shaw, up until their infamous last case, in which their handling of evidence was ruled ‘s...more
Set in England for once, the pair are thrown straight into a series of complex accidents/murders, and the painstakingly forensic approach of the younger...more
DEATH WORE WHITE is the first in a new series from CWA Dagger Winner Jim Kelly, an author well known for his ongoing Philip Dryden books. DI Peter Shaw and DS George Valentine are a good pairing - Valentine the older cop, ex-partner of Shaw's father, his career has seen higher points. Shaw, on the other hand, is a rising star, keen to prove himself and to clea...more
As upstart Detective Inspector Peter Shaw and embattled aging Detective Sergeant George Valentine examine a toxic waste drum drifting near shore off Ingol Beach, they spot a child’s r...more
There are still questions around that last case and the behaviour of the police.
When the two are sent out to the coast to check out hazardous containers that have washed ashore, they find more than they expected. Shaw already has an eye injury from a previous incident with hazardous waste washed ashore. When they find the container he is cauti...more
L'ambientazione a inizio libro è quantomai originale e intrigante. Un tardo pomeriggio invernale, persone che a bordo delle loro auto cercano di fare ritorno a casa o portare a compimento alcune commissioni, una bufera di neve in crescendo. Ad un certo punto c'è una deviazione sulla...more
Like most mystery novels, there are really 2 things going on here -- you've got a character story, and a mystery storyline. In this case there are five mysteries, technically -- and it's unclear for most of t...more
Peter Shaw and G...more
It was ok and the plot clever, although occasionally hard to follow in places without re-reading.
In my opinion, there was a bit too much of stereotypically unmatched police partners, with the ensuing frictions, here.
Must also say,strangely reminiscent of Christopher Fowler's ''White Corridor'