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Rough Justice (DI Madeleine Fox #1)

3.6  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
From International Bestselling Author Colin Falconer comes a new Crime Series: The London Babylon Series.

"They’ve enforced the law. Now they want Justice."
Rough Justice
by Colin Falconer

Catching the scrotes who shoot other drug dealers in the head in the front seat of their Corvettes in Camden at three in the morning - that’s one thing. When little girls are murdered, and y
Paperback, 308 pages
Published January 23rd 2014 by Cool Gus Publishing (first published December 2nd 1999)
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Julius Butcher
Jan 06, 2015 Julius Butcher rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I don't come across British crime novels very often, so it was a nice change to read Rough Justice. I'm not native English, but I love the British accent and phrases. They speak different English than the rest of the world, in a good sense. I enjoyed the police slang in this story.
I think Rough Justice showed the two sides of the coin in several ways.
Usually we don't get much information about the private life of detectives in a thriller, only as much as we need for the story to advance. In this
Cathy Geha
Nov 04, 2014 Cathy Geha rated it really liked it
This crime story set in England stars Detective Inspector Madeleine Fox, the only woman in the department dealing with major incidents, and her team. At thirty something Madeleine has to deal with men in the department thinking she is doing a man’s job and her family thinking she should be married and in a different line of work all while she pursues the puzzles that crime solving present and that she loves so much. There are a number of murders, the process of solving the murders and pursuit of ...more
Mar 20, 2015 Linda rated it it was amazing
I like the way this author thinks and writes. ROUGH JUSTICE has a few errors, but they do not damage the read. The British turns of phrases add a certain charm to this book. The plot of this book takes the reader into some dark and secret places known both to killers and cops, and, now, to the reader. Fox, a beautiful lady, finds it hard to be be a female cop, but she is dedicated to her work, more so than her male co-workers. She is on the trail of a pervert who kidnaps, mutilates, rapes and ...more
This crime novel is the first in a series with detective Madeleine Fox. I like a good thriller, and, as I enjoy reading novels set in London as this this series is, I was pleased to receive it as part of the Library Thing Early Reviewers program.

I have mixed feelings about the book. While I was interested enough in the story to read through it fairly quickly, I found that, when I picked up the book for the first time the following day, I had to reread a few pages from the day before so that I co
Laurel Heidtman
Nov 18, 2014 Laurel Heidtman rated it liked it
Rough Justice is an engrossing story with good characters. Even though the ending was no surprise, I still enjoyed the trip to it. From what I've been able to tell, this book was first published in 1999 and released as an e-book in 2014. On the story's first page, it says "Early Nineties," which tells me the book is set in that time period, yet in chapter five, one of the characters is seen using an iPhone (iPhones were born in 2007).

At another point in the story, a character lights up a cigaret
Irene Adam
Dec 08, 2014 Irene Adam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an advance review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the first book in the Madeleine Fox British crime thriller series. The central character is a female detective inspector. She is the lone woman in a male world. I liked the way the author uses authentic British dialect, humor, and slang throughout the book. I found it very interesting that detectives in Great Britain don’t carry a weapon. There is a suggestion of the legal system vs. vigilante justice and ...more
Dec 08, 2014 Frangipani rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: thriller fans
Good fiction to fall asleep with. Enough interest to keep you going until you're tired, yet compartmentalized enough that you can put it down and pick it up again without losing the thread. Maddy Fox is a good strong woman character, and as the lead villian showed himself I found my stomach turning and the hair standing up on the back of my neck.
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“I was 18 years old, I’d just left school and got a job in London, working in an insurance company. I was working inside - in an office! My mother thought that was like being CEO of Shell Oil.

“I was late one morning, I took a short cut through the church yard to the station to catch my train. I’d just finished reading The Sun Also Rises the night before; and here I was looking at all these gravest
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