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Charged with two murders, six years apart, and with no defence worthy of the name, a guilty verdict against solicitor John Prescott seems inevitable. The history presented by the prosecuting counsel goes back five years into the past: to fateful meetings with the women in Prescott's life, Norah Browne and Harriet Reece; to the rupturing of friendships and relationships in ...more
Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published May 5th 2014 by Arcturus (first published 1968)
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Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018, modern-crime-uk
The sleeping tiger of the title is John Prescott who stands accused of two murders. He is not my idea of one but never mind. Despite his general apathy and innocence he manages to marry one woman and attract the undying love of another- how does he do it? That is the question I was asking myself as I was finding the writing a little wooden and needed a distraction from the somewhat stilted dialogue. There is some casual sexism and violence towards women which I didn't like but it seemed to be pa ...more
Sharon Barrow Wilfong
This was a fun weekend read: another murder mystery by the sadly underrated D.M. Devine. I would never have discovered him if I had not come across another of his books, My Brother's Killer, in a bookstore where it was selling on a clearance shelf for a dollar.

That book inspired me to read more of Devine's books. This is my second and I find it even better than the first, even if Agatha Christie deemed My Brother's Killer to be one of the best mysteries in the twentieth century. I enjoyed this o
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Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
David McDonald Devine wrote 13 detective novels, under his own name and as Dominic Devine, which were published originally between 1961 and 1981. He was on the administration staff of the University of St Andrews from 1946 until his death in 1980.His first novel was rated very highly by Agatha Christie.

This was his seventh, and features a solicitor, John Prescott, who is charged with two murders.

The plot is interestingly-structured and the writing is clear. The characters are neatly-portrayed. H
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Dominic Devine was one of the pen names used by David Mcdonald Devine, a british writer of 13 crime novels.
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