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Hiding the Elephant (Simon Grant Mysteries)

3.43 of 5 stars 3.43  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The year is 1992. In the (fictional) Northamptonshire village of Hallbrook, Detective Inspector Simon Grant is held hostage by the killer of three people. Police are besieging the house and with them is the local GP, Emma Martin. During six hours of the siege, Simon Grant and Emma Martin relive their lives, the past week of investigation into the murders and their own rela ...more
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Published August 18th 2010
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Ron Chicaferro
I'm still recovering from reading Hiding The Elephant by Mira Kolar-Brown. It was such a wonderfully complex murder mystery that it left me exhausted - but wanting more!

There's a lot to the story. The book starts with the protaganist, Dectective Inspector Simon Grant, injured and being held at gun point by a killer. Told through the use of flash-backs the story encircles the reader. A story not just about who the killer might be but also about what makes Simon Grant the way he is. Grant, along
Mira Kolar-Brown has created a fabulously intricate mystery that will keep you reading until you find out whodunit. Which will not happen until you reach the end!

Inspector Simon Grant finds himself outwitted by a killer, and tells us the story of how he got himself into this predicament. His tale is revealed through a series of flashbacks that are maddeningly deceptive and vague enough to throw you off the track every time you think you've figured out what's going on. Red herrings abound as you
A complex murder mystery weaving past and present to lead to the denouement. The story would have been easier to follow if the jumping about in time had been signposted, but otherwise it was an engrossing thriller
Aunty Janet
Sadly, the grammatical errors and poor formatting made me abandon this book in frustration. I persevered for 25% of the book, but decided that I had had enough. The characters felt chaotic and a little muddled. I would re-try this book if the errors were to be corrected.
This was a Kindle freebie/cheapie so I shouldn't complain but it was so bad that I couldn't finish it.
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Mira Kolar-Brown was born and educated in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She came to the UK in 1977 and has considered it her home ever since. She worked as tutor at two universities and as a project manager for an NGO and a QUANGO. Upon early retirement, she has been working as a translator and interpreter for the public sector. This offers ample opportunities for research into the work of pol ...more
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