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Death Trap (Kate O'Donnell #2)

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Kate O’Donnell, fresh from her adventures in Dead Beat, discovers yet again there’s a darker side to London in the Swinging Sixties. - Beatlemania has reached London, but young photographer Kate O’Donnell soon discovers a darker side of the city when a prostitute is found murdered off the Portobello Road. A West Indian immigrant, Nelson Mackintosh, is arrested, and simmeri ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published July 1st 2012 by Creme de la Crime
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Mike Gabor
Feb 19, 2014 Mike Gabor rated it really liked it
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Beatlemania has reached London, but young photographer Kate O’Donnell soon discovers a darker side of the city when a prostitute is found murdered off the Portobello Road. A West Indian immigrant, Nelson Mackintosh, is arrested, and simmering racial tension reaches breaking point. Convinced of Nelson’s innocence, Kate determines to track down the real killer. But when her activities attract the attention of notorious gangster King Devine, not even Kate’s old sparring partner DS Harry Barnard can ...more
Gina
Mar 28, 2014 Gina rated it liked it
A good mystery set in 1960s London, this book focuses on the underlying police corruption in the city. A young woman photographer becomes involved in a murder case. A West Indian is falsely accused of the murder. With the assistance of her policeman boyfriend she tries to prove his innocence, but her own life might be at risk.
Sharon
Really a 3.5
I enjoyed it ... Good historical detail and interesting characters. but the mystery was a little thin.
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Sep 18, 2015 Violet rated it really liked it
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Another great story about the inner workings of the lower classes in Britain. There must be an awful lot of research put into these stories. Love the interaction between Kate and Harry.
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Patricia Hall is the pen-name of journalist Maureen O'Connor. She was born and brought up in West Yorkshire, which is where she has chosen to set her acclaimed series of novels featuring reporter Laura Ackroyd and DCI Michael Thackeray. She is married, with two grown-up sons, and now lives in Oxford.
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Kate O'Donnell (6 books)
  • Dead Beat (Kate O'Donnell #1)
  • Dressed to Kill (Kate O'Donnell #3)
  • Blood Brothers (Kate O'Donnell #4)
  • Deep Waters (Kate O'Donnell #5)
  • Cover Up (Kate O'Donnell #6)

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