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Slim Chance (Chris Honeysett #2)

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Two women from Bath disappear within weeks of each other — one is subsequently found dead, while the second is discovered barely alive by Chris Honeysett, artist and part-time private eye. Held captive at a deserted railway station, the woman was being slowly and deliberately starved by a murderer the police dub ‘Dr Atkins.' And now it seems the would-be killer wants his r ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published July 3rd 2006 by Carroll & Graf
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SLIM CHANCE (PI-Bath, England-Cont) – G
Helton, Peter – 2nd in series
Constable, 2006 – Hardcover
*** Someone is kidnapping overweight women in Bath and starving them to death. The police have dubbed the kidnapper “Dr. Adkins.” Painter and private investigator Chris Honeysett accidentally stumbles across the second victim, who is still alive. For revenge, the kidnapper has taken a friend of Peter’s and it’s up to Peter to follow the clues and find his friend before she, too, is dead.
*** How wonderf
Jun 11, 2012 Monica rated it liked it
This is the second book I’ve read by Peter Helton that features Chris Honeysett and his interesting group of friends. Although not a seamless mystery, there are enough riddles in this book to keep you guessing. Helton writes in a very easy-going style that makes the pages pass by very quickly. His characters are strong enough to keep the story from getting flat…and I’m sure with each book he writes about Honeysett and the other characters, that this will only improve.

Perhaps my only complaint ab
Feb 13, 2011 MaryAnn rated it really liked it
Ditto what I said about his other book(s)!
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creepy in places...and dedicated to me!
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Second in the series, and it didn't disappoint. Although he telegraphed the crime, the denouement was a complete surprise.
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PETER HELTON was born in Germany but moved to London in 1982 where he worked as a translator for film and TV before discovering the attractions of the West Country.

He completed a Fine Arts Degree at UWE and has exhibited in London, Cornwall and Bath. At present he divides his time between his painting studio and writing in the study of a minute cottage near Bath in the company of his cat, Asbo.

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