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Dead Simple (Dylan Scott Mystery #8)

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Private investigator Dylan Scott is struggling to come to terms with the death of his wife. He has to cope for the sake of his two children, though it's easier to blame himself for her death and take comfort in a bottle of whisky.

When he hears that the man who helped him solve his first case has been killed in Dawson's Clough, Dylan finds a new purpose and vows to put all
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Published January 5th 2015 by Carina Press
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Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
Dead Simple is the last Dylan Scott Mystery, which saddens me greatly. So it is appropriate that for his final tale, Dylan heads back to Dawson’s Clough, where the series and his career as a private investigator began. He’s decided to find out who killed Stevie Greenwood, a simple-minded local who helped Dylan solve his first case. He’s doing this one out of personal motivation, driven to fill the huge void in his life left by the sudden death of his beloved wife, Bev.

Dylan is a different man th
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Ivyd
Jan 08, 2015 Ivyd rated it really liked it
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When Frank, Dylan’s former supervisor and friend, calls to tell him about the murder of Stevie Greenwood, Dylan can’t help but take Stevie’s murder personally. Simple Stevie, as he was known, helped Dylan on his first case. The case that gave him back his self respect and set the stage for a reconciliation with Bev. Dylan believes he owes it to Stevie to find his killer.
After Bev’s death Dylan hired a female assistant, Bobby; a petite, bossy, ball of energy. Bobby’s been an asset to the
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Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
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Dead Simple was a very good murder mystery. It flowed along nicely and the hero, Dylan Scott was a likeable and normal guy. There was nothing brooding about him. He has flaws and he even has children, and a mother that lives with him. Dylan is a private investigator with a checkered past. He was disgraced out of the police department. He drinks way too much and he knows it. He is also a very thorough and persuasive man.

Dylan is called to action
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Linda Baker
Jan 11, 2015 Linda Baker rated it really liked it
Shelves: british-mystery
Dylan, still reeling from the death of his wife, is letting the investigation agency slide and drinking way too much. If it were not for his new assistant, the feisty Bobby, and his aging hippy mother his entire life would be in shambles. As much as he loves his kids he just doesn't seem to have the will to pick up the pieces. But when his former Met supervisor and friend, Frank, calls to tell him that someone has murdered Stevie "Simple Stevie" Greenwood, Dylan heads back north to Dawson's ...more
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Review: DEAD SIMPLE by Shirley Wells

Dylan Scott has quite a history, and quite a checkered past. At only forty, he is a widower, father of a sixteen-year-old football-obsessed son and a two-year-old daughter. The three of them, and his mother, live in Dylan's house in London, where he is a private investigator--and sliding toward alcoholism. Not too many years ago, he was a police detective in Lancashire, in a small formerly cotton mill village called Dawson's Clough, married and a father. Then
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John Johnstone
Jan 18, 2015 John Johnstone rated it liked it
We have all read crime novels featuring a retired or disgraced policeman turned private investigator, well here is another one. Dylan Scott however was a disgraced policeman taking the blame for someone else. A informant / friend from his police days is found dead, murdered in his own flat, as Simple Stevie had no enemies, Dylan was determined to give some payback and find out who killed Stevie. Although slow to start the novel starts to pick up with Dylan compiling his list of suspects, little ...more
Wendy Soliman
Mar 21, 2015 Wendy Soliman rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime-fiction
First rate entertainment, as always. I love Dylan and the earthy portrait of the Lancashire town he does his sleuthing in that the author manages to create. Highly recommend this series.
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