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(Alistair Fitzjohn #1-3)

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The Fitzjohn Mystery Series
THE CELTIC DAGGER
University professor Alex Wearing is found murdered in his study by the Post Graduate Co-coordinator, Vera Trenbath, a nosey interfering busybody. Assigned to the case is Detective Chief Inspector Alistair Fitzjohn. Fitzjohn is a detective from the old guard, whose methodical, painstaking methods are viewed by some as archaic.
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Kindle Edition, 586 pages
Published November 12th 2013 by J. Henderson
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Christine Quandt
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed the first three books, so much so that I have gotten the next two as well. I love Detective Chief Inspector Fitzjohn and his hands on man Detective Inspector Betts! The story lines are twisted and intriguing which I really enjoy. I can't guess the murderer until the very end, which I also like. All in all a great series! I would highly recommend this read! ...more
Robin Clemons
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Excellent read

Although these stories were not really intertwined except for the fact that two of the characters, DCI Fitzjohn and DS Betts appear in all three of the stories I found them extremely entertaining. It was amazing to see how the British/Australian's approach investigative techniques.
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Steve Keller
Jun 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Good, not great

The plots are OK, intricate family problems in all three of the first Fitzjohn Mysteries. Character development, however, is very slim. The people all seem very one-dimensional.
Joyce McKune
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Pure suspense.

I read all three episodes consecutively. Couldn't stop because I had to know who done it. In the process, I feel I've learned a third English language.
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Patricia Haas
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good read

Kept my attention thru the entire series. Full of surprises, kept me guessing. Enjoyed reading the series , will get the next book.
Michelle
Mar 06, 2017 rated it did not like it
A decent yarn in search of an editor

What could have been an entertaining and undemanding trilogy of books became a sad, stodgy, poorly edited morass of awkward punctuation, dreadful grammar and the amusingly frequent muddling of two similar sounding words.

It was so annoying that I shared the most egregious errors on Facebook.
Karen Jonas
Jan 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable

These books were enjoyable, focusing primarily on the cases at hand. By the third we finally get to see more of the character development. The second book I got lost with the names and who is who and I really felt the ending could have been better. The third of all the books was the most enjoyable. Not entirely sure the characters were completely unique as I had vision of other deceives mixed in with the lead.
P.A. Welch
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read all three of the books and thoroughly enjoyed Detective Inspector Fitzjohn. I could imagine what he looked like (a chubby Australian Colombo) and the clever plots kept me guessing who the bad guys were.
Charlene A. Lester
Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic stories

3 volume set of stories involving the same family and detectives. The stories were linked together extremely well.

Great reads.
Evelyn
Nov 26, 2016 marked it as to-read
read sample - artifacts, murder and problems in relationships..
would like to continue reading
RITA SMITH
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A set of 3!

Each book would stand alone but blended well also. As with most sets the first book introduced the main characters but we can't wait for book four!
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RLBorton
Nov 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great books

Great read and author 5 star
Ready to read the next series by jill Paterson. Love the turns and trust in her writings.
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Jill Paterson is best known for her popular Fitzjohn Mystery Series. Set in the city of Sydney and its environs, it features DCI Alistair Fitzjohn. A police officer of the old guard, Fitzjohn's methodical, painstaking methods are viewed by some as archaic. Nevertheless, over the years, they have brought him success as well as the respect of all but one of his colleagues; Chief Superintendent Grieg ...more

Other books in the series

Alistair Fitzjohn (8 books)
  • The Celtic Dagger (Alistair Fitzjohn, #1)
  • Murder at the Rocks (Alistair Fitzjohn, #2)
  • Once Upon a Lie (Alistair Fitzjohn, #3)
  • Lane's End (Alistair Fitzjohn, #4)
  • Deadly Investment (Alistair Fitzjohn, #5)
  • Poisoned Palette (Alistair Fitzjohn, #6)
  • The Fourth String (Alistair Fitzjohn, #7)
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