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Malice in London (Erskine Powell #4)

3.33  ·  Rating Details  ·  82 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews

When a murder victim is discovered in the murky waters of the River Thames, Erskine Powell of Scotland Yard plunges into the most diabolical case of his distinguished career. A second brutal slaying draws Powell even deeper into a tangled web of greed, deception, and blackmail.
ebook, 240 pages
Published March 4th 2009 by Fawcett (first published April 1st 2000)
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Gail Richmond
Jul 25, 2015 Gail Richmond rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One more in Graham Thomas's series on Detective Chief Superintendent Erskine Powell's search for the killers in somewhat obscure murders. Is it suicide? Or, is it murder tied to political aspirations?
Linda Irvine
It started off in a promising new summery mystery series sort of way, then it was almost like Thomas got bored and had to sew the plot up higgledly-piggledly at the end... I hated the constant red-herrings about the murder - he did he didn't he's really very reasonable he did he didn't... Gah.
Rich Finnigan
Dec 07, 2015 Rich Finnigan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nice mix of plots and characters. Also interesting to see murder without guns of the main weapon. Also interesting to see escape without guns. Missed some sort of fishing expedition in this one but very much enjoyed the read anyway.
Mar 05, 2011 Sherry rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I found the story somewhat uninteresting. And, this is the 2nd book I've read in the series, the fact that the police inspector again gets in 'dire' trouble at the end, didn't make me a fan.
Jan 01, 2011 Jenn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I found quite a few typos, which annoy me. And I didn't particularly like Powell. I also didn't find the solution overly probable or enjoy the parts that dealt with British politics.
Katie Lawrence
Aug 24, 2010 Katie Lawrence rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A speedy read that reminded me quite a bit of Agatha Christie or some of the tv crime shows I'm tragically addicted to. Just fun to read.
Suzi Belanger
Although a good pool read, sometimes it got mired in the politics and minor details of the mystery instead of the overall mystery.
liked this better than the moors and cornwall books. it kept me guessing and i specially liked the ending.
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Pseudonym of Gordon Kosakoski, 1950-2008.
Wrote five novels.
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Erskine Powell (5 books)
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