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Madman (The Diamond and Doran Mysteries Book 1)

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MADMAN

Grieving the loss of his best friend, while covering for colleagues killed and wounded by the unknown Haymarket bomber, Sergeant Billy Doran is not a happy man. The rookie he has thrust upon him to complicate his working and personal life only adds to his frustration, but when a madman appears from the shadows to stalk his city and endanger his own family, Doran kn
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Kindle Edition, 222 pages
Published June 27th 2015 (first published June 25th 2015)
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Cheryl
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a 3.5 star read.

An intriguing historical police procedural series set in Chicago in the late 1800's and featuring a burgeoning Chicago P.D. Our duo of Sergeant Doran and his new rookie Detective Diamond are sent to investigate a brutal killing amidst the backdrop of an anarchist bombing and the rise of the 8 Hour Day movement.
TamaraLynne Stewart
Mar 09, 2019 rated it liked it
this book was wrote about the 1800 I found it hard to put myself back that far in time but the story was very good and as soon as I feel I can do 1800 again I will be reading number 2 and 3 in the series
Tony Parsons
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5/5/1886, Chicago, IL. Station House # 2 (Randolph St.). Lieutenant Daniel Flanagan (Chicago PD Detective) was sending Sergeant Billy “Dar” Doran (widower/father, Chicago PD) & Sergeant Oscar Nolan (Chicago PD) to 228 Carville St. rundown tenement to see what the commotion was about.
Mrs. Ilsa Metzger (wife/mother) had been murdered.
DC Arthur “English” Diamond (Chicago PD), DC Jerome “Jerry” Callaghan (Chicago PD), & Constable Pansy (Chicago PD) greeted them at the crime scene.

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Sally Stackhouse
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Set in Chicago in 1886 this is a policy murder mystery novel. There are corrupt politicians and people in the police force which comes to light as Diamond and Doran lead the investigation into a bombing and a murder.

I did find the book a bit confusing at the beginning with lots of names and nicknames that being said the premise and plot were plot with good writing, a nice flow, and good characterisations.
Liza
Jul 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I haven't read many historical police stories.

It was a simpler process - interview everyone you can and try to get snitches to give you leads. There's police corruption, labour movement ... and the events take place after a real bomb in 1886.

The characters are depicted well - the good guys and the bad guys.
Susan
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Chicago 1886, just a few days after an explosion haskilled and maimed some policemen Sergeant Doran gets a new partner - rookie Detective Diamond. They are sent to investigate a suspicious death, not realising the havoc that will follow.
An enjoyable story, and a good solid start to the series, with some likeable characters.
Received a complimentary copy of the book from the author via Voracious Readers Only
Karen
Aug 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of “Madman”, an historical mystery, from the author through Voracious Readers Only. Fair labour laws have not come about easily and this book points that out as it highlights the plight of the worker in nineteenth century Chicago. I was delighted with the nineteenth century setting and the characters. Diamond and Doran are tough but tender cops trying to keep the peace during a century calling for radical social change. Anarchists call forth the tough side and Doran's daughters ...more
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Tracy Tonkinson was born and raised in England and now lives in Ontario, Canada. She is a novelist, fiction writer and avid reader of historical mysteries, thrillers and adventure novels. Her aim as a writer is to make her readers laugh a little, cry a little and feel breathless with excitement as they race to the end of each adventure.

Tracy's books are a mix of history, humour, action, adventure
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