Death of a Dancer
I liked the way Judy is calm and intelligent, reflexive and learns from her interactions. I hate how she feels indebted to Michael and Lloyd and how Caroline feels ...more
"So when her beautiful, but bludgeoned body is found on a playing field at the English school where her husband is deputy headmaster, no one is terribly shocked. But rape? The consensus is that this can hardly have been possible in view of Diana's well-founded reputation as a tireless nymphomaniac.
"Detecting duo Inspector Lloyd and Detective Judy Hill are soon mired in a messy investigation that exposes shocking school scandals and implicates an ever- ...more
I started it in the morning and was finished by the afternoon, I was unable to put it down. The author had me continuously re-evaluating my guesses throughout the book, which makes a change from some of the more obvious whodunnits that I tend to guess right straight away without much thought. Character development was really interesting too, not to mention the book's overall message.
What makes this book - and the series in general - interesting, is that the main characters ...more
Expect a straight forward detective story, devoid of the often gory details that accompany some such tales. McGown concentrates instead on the investigation and the characters themselves, both Lloyd and Hill and the potential suspects they encounter.
This is the third book of Scottish author Jill McGown's Lloyd and Hill Series. Also known as Death ...more
This story centres around a death at the St. Valentines Day Ball at a small failing boys school populated with the kind of oddball staff who make mystery novels fun. The book is full of interesting relationships from those among the staff to that between Judy Hill, her boss Lloyd and her husband Michael which portrays the way that people manipulate one another especially well.
An interesting series, I'm glad I have plenty more to read.
smacks of imitation al la Morse and Columbo.
Following the twist and turns as they deal with evidence tampering and false testimony in Gone to Her Death (which I read as Death of a Dancer) provided a most satisfying read.