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Last Reminder
Stuart Pawson
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Last Reminder (Charlie Priest #4)

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  114 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Detective Inspector Charlie Priest is late for work for the first time in twenty years. Suffering a sloe gin hangover, he's already faced with the grisly evidence of crime in a local park, before one of his new constables finds a body. Hartley Goodrich is dead in his armchair, beside the flowerpot that caused the gaping gash in his head. Goodrich's financial advice has los ...more
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Published October 1st 2009 by Story Sound (first published September 30th 2005)
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I really like this English police procedural series and this entry was no exception. The lead character, DI Charlie Priest, is a very likable, humorous, and well adjusted guy who gets along with the his co-workers. The first person narration flowed nicely and the plot had a number of twists and turns.
Nov 21, 2010 Trawets rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book of Stuart Pawson's I've read. It features one DI Charlie Priest a policeman with a sense of humour, jokes and quips pepper this entertaining who-dun-it However there is serious crime novel here as well as the humour, which makes the characters all the more believeable. I'll be looking out for more of Stuart Pawson's books.
Feb 19, 2011 Ann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This author was recommended to me by the owner of Callan's Bookstore in Stratford, Ontario, Canada this past summer. I brought it along for something to read while we enjoyed a month in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The paperback's cover reads, "Perfect for a long winter afternoon with the rain beating down on the windows" (Independent on Sunday). Unfortunately it was in the 70s and sunny although it is February and the surf pounding might substitute for rain. Didn't make a bit of difference. I loved th ...more
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Local financial adviser broker Hartley Goodrich is found dead in his armchair with a gaping gash in his head and beside him a flowerpot. Clearly murder, and when DI Charlie Priest starts to investigate it quickly becomes clear that a lot of people want Hartley dead after his advice had lost his clients a small fortune. But is the case as simple as it seems? Soon Charlie finds himself with a case involving diamonds, drugs and stolen gold bullion.
Carol Peace
Nov 19, 2014 Carol Peace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading this book it only took me so long as I have been ill.
DI Charlie Priest has to investigate a murder in which the victim has been hit over the head with a flowerpot. Charlie knows this as the flowerpot is next to the body, however all is not as it seems and is it in fact a murder at ll?. A very enjoyable story.
Sep 23, 2012 Alistair rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pawson does his best not to time date his books. Sadly including 'Filofax' and 'Princess Diana' put it firmly in the 1990's. To be fair that does not really detract from the plot and I am only being picky.
This is my fourth Pawson and won't be my last.
Nov 16, 2016 Gillian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had never heard of this author or series before reading this book. I received it from a friend in a swap, and really enjoyed it. It was jokey without being over the top, and was neither too cozy nor too dark. I'll probably look for more by Stuart Pawson after I finish off some of my TBR pile.
Apr 21, 2013 Dave rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was ok. A bit pedestrian and lots of things happening, which, really had nothing to do with the plot. Probably read another of Stuart Pawsons books, but probably no more after that if written in the same style
Jenny Schwartz
Oct 15, 2010 Jenny Schwartz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Charlie Priest is one of my favourite fictional detectives. Pawson has a strong voice, a neat mystery and a wry touch I appreciate.
Dec 04, 2010 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another entertaining read from this author.
John Lee
May 14, 2011 John Lee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first Stuart Pawson/Charlie Priest novel and I hope that it wont be the last. I soon picked up on the charactors and enjoyed the pace and style of the story.
Another good read by Stuart Pawson. A bit of humour interspersed throughout, some of the sayings make you stop and think about what he's trying to convey, but well written.
May 25, 2016 Richard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An enjoyable read built around good characters and descriptions of place.
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Stuart Pawson lives in Fairburn, Yorkshire, with his wife, Doreen, and can often be found tramping across the moors that form a backdrop to his stories.

After a career as a mining electrical engineer he worked part-time for the probation service for five years, mediating between offenders and their victims. This gave him a good insight into the criminal justice system, and it was during this perio
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Charlie Priest (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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