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Serious Crimes (A Willows and Parker Mystery #4)

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The body of a man, strangely frozen in a lotus position, has been found in a Chinese ornamental garden. Around the same time, two young men decide to go beyond petty theft, and a housewife can't seem to shake the memory of her handsome car jacker. Strangely enough, these three events become intertwined and Parker and Willows must sort everything out.
Hardcover, 223 pages
Published January 1st 1990 by Viking Books
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Richard
Now having read all these books in sequence I can say that the author is more comfortable with his characters within the police force from Inspector Bradley and his view and liking for cigars, through the duo of Willows and Parker, the stars of the dectective team and the returning support officers.
The plot is supported well with additional relationships that remain tense and unresolved within the story. When a prominant Chinese businessman is murdered after a possible botched kidnapping attempt
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Elaine Tomasso
Apr 17, 2016 Elaine Tomasso rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Netgalley and Endeavour Press for a review copy of Serious Crimes, a police procedural set in Vancouver and originally published in 1990. I understand that it is part of an ongoing series featuring detectives Jack Willows and Claire Parker. The novel has three plot strands, firstly, Willows and Parker's investigation into the death of Kenny Lee, a local businessmen found dead and frozen in a Chinese garden, secondly, Billy and Garrett's efforts to move on from stealing car ...more
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Apr 23, 2016 Todd Simpson rated it it was amazing
Simply Fantastic. Another book by Laurence Gough that I just didn’t want to put down, it really is that good. Even though this is book four in the series, you could still read it as a stand-alone and still very much enjoy it. If you were in charge of a Police Department, then you would want Detectives like Jack Willows and Claire Parker working for you. They are relentless and methodical in their pursuit of the killers. I like their banter, and the way they interact together. It’s one of the ...more
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Laurence Gough, who lives with his wife and two children in Vancouver, has written twelve Willows and Parker mysteries: The Goldfish Bowl, winner of an Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel from the Crime Writers of Canada; Death on a No. 8 Hook; Hot Shots, winner of an Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year; Serious Crimes; Accidental Deaths; Fall Down Easy; Killers; Heartbreaker; ...more
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Other Books in the Series

A Willows and Parker Mystery (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • The Goldfish Bowl (A Willows and Parker Mystery, #1)
  • Death on a No. 8 Hook  (A Willows and Parker Mystery, #2)
  • Hot Shots
  • Accidental Deaths  (A Willows and Parker Mystery, #5)
  • Fall down easy (A Willows and Parker Mystery, #6)
  • Killers
  • Heartbreaker
  • Memory Lane (Willows & Parker Mysteries)
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  • Shutterbug

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