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The Judas Sheep (Charlie Priest #3)

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  121 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Charlie Priest of the East Pennine force is officially on sick leave, but this brief break from work comes to an abrupt end when Mrs Marina Norris's chauffeur is found dead from unnatural causes - namely a blast to the head from a Kalashnikov.
Paperback, 313 pages
Published January 22nd 2007 by Allison & Busby (first published 1996)
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John Lee
Nov 10, 2012 John Lee rated it really liked it
Having read a few of this series previously this was a very welcome return to Charlie Priest and the crowd at Heckley nick.
As I was about halfway through , I remember thinking that this was my kind of book; an English police drama in an area that I know, a policeman who is happy with his lot who gets on with his colleagues and more importantly his superiors and whose wife accepts his strange hours of work.
There are murders, rapes, violence and drugs but the author doesnt wollow in needless detai
Sep 14, 2012 Alistair rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this and glad I stayed with the series. I would recommend to anyone who like British police procedure and 'Englishness'.
If you like Peter Lovesy's Peter Diamond book, this series could well be for you.
Nov 14, 2011 Anita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good read, unsure of the title's meaning in relation to the story though there are hints along the way. Will look for the next Charlie Priest book!
Jan 30, 2017 Spuddie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After the first two fabulous books featuring DI Charlie Priest, I felt that this one slipped, just a little. Probably because Charlie is not actually 'at work' in the book--he's off on sick leave, 'stressed out' from the events at the end of book two. And the story in this one seems just a little implausible, that he is working 'under cover' in a smuggling/drugs sting while being off work, for a different branch of the police force. Nothing official, but his expenses are being paid. How does tha ...more
Virginia Van
Jan 17, 2016 Virginia Van rated it liked it
Although officially on sick leave, DI Charlie Priest of the East Pennine force is becoming restless. When a chauffeur is found murdered and his passenger, the wife of an American tobacco tycoon disappears, Charlie is intrigued. As well, he is called in to work undercover to trap some big-time drug smugglers on. When the two cases become linked, Charlie realizes he is in dangerous territory. Although not as tightly plotted as some other titles in the series, this book is still a fast paced and su ...more
Robert Ashford
Lite read. Too many coincidences and poor witticisms apart from one joke. detective visits west country and befriends a boy who interrupts the practice murder of an MP by a gang he also gets mixed up with on the east coast at Hull. heard about the drug addict injecting curry powder? He's now in a korma!! Would read another when wanting something not too taxing.
Alan Denham
Jul 30, 2012 Alan Denham rated it it was amazing
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Typical Pawson - a police procedural with some gentle dry-ish humour, not much violence (though the reader is aware that it is always a possibility) and a beautiful end to the crime story component of the book, particularly to English readers who might know some of the locations involved (Humber Bridge and its environs, and the Ribblehead Viaduct, plus a final passing mention of Kielder Forest).
Nov 08, 2016 Donna rated it it was ok
Meh. Many other good British police procedurals around. Although I like the characters in these books, I am picky about my crimes. I just don't like books that deal with the whole drug scenario. It may be a part of life and I may be burying my head in the sand but I am not interested in that seamy side of life.
An agreeable English Police Procedural set in Yorkshire. The main character, DI Charlie Priest, is quite engaging with a gentle sense of humor and the plot churned along at a nice pace.
Jul 09, 2015 Richard rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this great characters will read the others in the series. 3.8
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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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