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The Nothing Job (Henry Christie #13)

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The new Detective Chief Inspector Henry Christie novel - Reluctantly agreeing to track down three dangerous criminals, DCI Henry Christie's philosophy is that anything that keeps him at the cutting edge of coppering can't be all bad. But then he's asked to close down an investigation into a fatal police shooting, and he uncovers a number of worrying connections. Henry char ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Severn House Publishers
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David Peters
Why I read It
I picked it off the shelf because the author’s name sounded British. The blurb on the front cover said this book belongs with any fan of British police procedurals. So it was a mystery about a British police officer – all my favorites.

The Good
The writing had good flow and the mystery was okay.

The Bad
About three quarters into the book it seemed the author was all over the place with three separate plots. In the last bit he manages to bring everything together in a contrived way. It s
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Derk
This book, while the first one by this author I've read, is apparently one of many in a series. I probably lost some of the enjoyment in reading this one because I didn't have a background for the series. In particular, I didn't know the background of the hero and why he was in disrepute within the police force. I thought the book got off to a slow start, but after about the halfway mark, it picked up and other than the usual implausible ending wrapping everything up, it was a workmanlike book. ...more
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Nick Oldham was born in Belthorn, Lancashire, in 1956. He has been a police officer since the age of nineteen, spending the majority of his service in operational roles, before retiring in 2005. He lives with his partner, Belinda, on the outskirts of Preston.


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