70th out of 88 books — 167 voters
Echoes of the Dead (DCI Monika Paniatowski #3)
The third book in the new series featuring DCI Monika Paniatowski - When a recently released prisoner claims in a deathbed confession that he is innocent of the rape and murder of a young girl for which he was convicted twenty-two years earlier, DCI Monika Paniatowski is tasked to lead an unofficial investigation into his claims. At first she is reluctant, but when she lea...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Severn House Publishers
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I have mixed feelings about this book. It's 5 stars for the writing, as such. This is the latest book I've read in the long series of mostly excellent stories by Spencer (who oddly reverses the usual practice of having a male pen name for a female, since Sally is the pen name for Alan). But the ending was so "pulled out of the hat" that I give the plot 3 stars at best. Perhaps, in retrospect it could have transpired as told, but to me it was most unlikely; it was particularly unlikely the police...more
3rd in this series -- she has 3 series going. Monica is the chief superintendent in this British series. Brought back one of the retired characters from an other series to solve a 22 year old cold case of a murdered 13 yr old girl. Quite intricate and interesting characters.
I think that I may have had enough of police procedurals (even British ones) for quite a while. Way too much senseless murder and incompetence & injustice in the real world for me to even begin to enjoy reading about lots of the same in a fictional world, too. It's me, not you . . .