The Unquiet Grave
But Brook isn't going to go down without a fight. Applying his instincts and razor sharp intelligence, he sees a pattern in a series of murders that seem to begin in 1963. How could a killer go undetected for so long? A ...more
Brook is out in cold. Although it's not necessary to read all the books, they can be read as standalones, so much is missed if they're not. And from book three we know why. As punishment for his sins Brook is sent down to the cold, dark basement and set to work on cold cases. With little in the way of enthusiasm he sets off with his flask of tea and gets to work. Using his usual diligence he soon comes across a case t ...more
It starts with him thinking he should retire; he's faulty goods and his loyal DS, looks likely to be passed over for promotion and also ready to resign.
Matters go from bad to worse as Brook is sent to work on Cold Cases in the basement of Police HQ and kept out the loop in a hoorible child murder and abduction. Brook uses to investigates old case ...more
Detective Inspector Damen Brook, a disgraced Derby detective has been assigned to the Cold Case Unit of Derby Constabulary. His superiors feel burying Brook in cold cases will further punish the just returning from suspension policeman. Brook is assigned to work with retired Inspector Clive Copeland to comb through decades of unsolved murders. The files he is handed are child murders that go back 60 years.
Dunne has built a suspenseful police procedural that is m ...more
The Unquiet Grave finds DI Brooks back at the station after his recent suspension and injury. Brook has few friends and many enemies, and finds himself relegated to the cold case department. In his morgue ...more
fantastic plotlines etc...again!!!
One of my top 5 author's so much so I have read the books on my kindle and bought in real form, can't wait to meet the Reaper etc... on paper pages. Fantastic book!!!
Another really good read in this series.
DI Damen Brook has recently been on suspension. On returning back to work he is assigned to work in the Cold Case Unit of Derby Constabulary. To Brook it feels like a morgue but he decides to just get on with it. His task is to loo ...more
The book opens where DI Damen Brook returns to work following his suspension from the job he loved. DI Brook made a serious mistake in the previous book called Deity and he is now paying for it. As punishment he is sent to the Cold Case Unit consisting of him himself and a retired Detective Chief Inspector. DI Brook revisits a case from the 1960s which involved the death of a child. ...more
The past can't stay hidden forever...
The Cold Case Unit of Derby Constabulary feels like a morgue to DI Damen Brook. But in disgrace and recently back from suspension, his boss thinks it's the safest place for him. But Brook isn't going down without a fight and when he uncovers a pattern in a series of murders that date back to 1963, he is forced to dig deeper. How could a killer stay undetected for so long? Could it be luck or are more sinister forces at work?
Applying his instincts and ra
The Unquiet Grave is, like all of Ste ...more
I felt very uncomfortable about the novel to begin with. Despite being the proud owner of two Derbyshire teenagers myself, we're small town not urban and I can't really tell whether the words Dunne puts in the mouths of Josh and Scott are authentic or ...more
However, I ...more
Unquiet Grave is the 4th novel in the DI Damen Brook series and my first exposure to the writer Steven Dunne. It won't be my last, I'll definitely be reading the previous 3 and any future books.
The book takes place over fifty years as DI Brook is assigned to the cold-case unit. Child murders from half a century previously are given a new resonance when it becomes apparent that a significant anniversary is approaching. Will the killer ...more
The Unquiet Grave is the fourth book in the DI Damen Brook series and can easily be read as a stand alone. The fifth book, A Killing Moon will be available to buy on the 7th of May.
As with all of the other 3 books, the author grabs your attention straight from the start. The fourth in the series finds Brook being put on a cold case to do with murders of children starting from as early as 1963. Its not long before Brook starts ...more
But Brook isn't going to go down without a fight. Applying his instincts and razor sharp intelligence, he sees a pattern in a series of murders that seem to begin in 1963. How could a killer go undetected for so long? And why are his superiors so keen to drive him down blind alleys?
Brook delves deep into the past of both suspects and colleagu ...more
I loved the first three books about this flawed, intelligent, determined detective and this, the 4th story, did not disappoint. It is a really well crafted, complex tale with great characters (some absolutely loathsome), lots of twists and a few red herrings to keep us guessing. I think that reading the first 3 books first would help to understand Brook although this could be read as a stand-alone. Another excellent read - ...more
Damen Brook's cold case reviews show up some startling disparities in police procedures but his experience and intelligence help him find a trail that leads to some unexpected revelations.
A thoroughly good, well paced read. My first from this author but he's definitely on my list to read more.
I love a good antihero and Brook is just that. However, the book is not as dark as the Charlie Parker novels which made it a bit easier to read.
The language was good and fluent (or maybe I just enjoyed it more because I haven't read an English book for a while).
He wrote occasional articles for The Guardian, Th ...more