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The Dreaming Detective (Harriet Martens #4)

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"Who killed the preacher?"

Harriet Martens is taken aback. This is her first face-to-face meeting with the new Chief Constable, and he shot the question at her the moment she took the seat in front of his desk. Why is he setting out to antagonize her?

He must be talking about the famous Boy Preacher, who was murdered there thirty or more years ago. "He's bringing it up now
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published December 4th 2004 by St. Martin's Minotaur (first published November 5th 2004)
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Linda Strong
DS Harriet Martens is back ... and she has a new Chief Constable who obviously does not like her and wants her to fail miserably. Maybe it's jealousy that he wants the best detective on board to look like a failure.

Whatever his thoughts and beliefs, he charges her with finding the killer of a young preacher .. a crime that has been unsolved for 30 years. And he wants it solved within the next 2 weeks. The hotel where the preacher was murdered is being torn down at that time.

But being the 'nice'
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Julie Johnson
I read this as well as a few others of the 'hard detective' series. It wasn't as good as the others, though on its own its a decent enough book.

I couldn't get into the mystery as much, though I loved the connections between dreams & the main characters current life and also much of the description. The main character is fantastic...its a wonderful contrast the way it is written how she's obviously very tough as nails yet we get to see her private thoughts, her opinions, prejudices, issues, p
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Carol
Jul 27, 2016 Carol rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not sure about how I liked this book - it was OK. A story about an older women detective whose new boss is trying to show her she's washed up by giving her a 30 year old cold case to solve. So with a helper who is just back from having a nervous breakdown, an office the size of a closet and no computer she proceeds to try and solve the case and does she??? You will have to read to find out.
Leyla Johnson
May 30, 2016 Leyla Johnson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book, having previously read another of this series, I did not think I would like it. It was a lovely surprise that this book was one that kept me turning the pages until I finished it, which was long into the night.
It certainly is a series the improves with each book - really kept my interest.
This book was provided to me in return for an honest and unbiased review
Martha Brindley
My first read in this series and perhaps I should have read Book one first!I liked the toughness of the main character and the book was well written Thank you Net Galley for the copy.
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Just good Police work..
No tricks.
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