Web of Deceit: An Ella Marconi Mystery
Shortlisted for the 2013 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction
Often compared to Karin Slaughter and Patricia Cornwell, prize-winning author Katherine Howell thrills readers in this gripping novel featuring a determined homicide detective and a team of emergency medics.
When frantic man refuses to leave the car that witnesses say he deliberately crashed, paramedics Jane and...more
When paramedics Jane and Alex encounter a man refusing to get out of his crashed car with bystanders saying he deliberately drove into a pole, it looks like a desperate cry for help. His frantic claim that someone is out to get him adds to their thinking that he is delusional. Later that day he is found dead under a train in what might be a suicide, but Jane is no longer so sure...Detective Ella Marconi shares Jane's doubts, which are only compounded when the case becomes increasingly ta ...more
This was another excellent crime novel from Katherine Howell, possibly her best so far in this series. Featuring Detective Ella Marconi and her partner Murray and paramedics Jane and Alex, the author carefully builds her tangled web of lies and deceit into a complex mystery building up to a final explosive scene.
It all starts when Jane and Alex are called out to a minor accident where a man claiming to being followed has run the car he was driving into a pole. Fearing he has a psychiatric proble ...more
Once I started Web of Deceit I couldn't put it down, which led to a very late night given I had intended, at midnight, to read only a chapter or two before getting some sleep. I really should have known better as I always find Howell's series to be compulsive page turners, packed with intrigue, action and excitement.
Web of Deceit opens as Sydney paramedics Jane and Alex attend a minor car accident. The driver, Marko Meixner, blames the incident on a stalker and even though his almost incoherent ...more
Love the way it all came together...not going to say any more coz I don't want to spoil it for others. GET THIS BOOK.....
The story line was good and the characters lived up to their standings, and there was just enough angst - maybe a bit too much, where the over 35's were acting like 16 year olds - just my feeling. From snipers, to impersonators, to kidnappers - lots going on in this book :)
I do recommend this book, and give it 4 stars and a thumbs up.
Obviously Detective Ella Marconi is the constant but with each book we're introduced to new paramedics, in Web of Deceit it's Jane and Alex. Each book I reiterate that the Ella Marconi novels work fabulously well as stand alone's, but I love the continuity that the series brings to Ella's ...more
Caroline Lee the narrator of Web of Deceit is excellent, her narration is spot on and does such a fantastic job changing tone and tempo.
Another incredible book of Katherine Howell’s to fall in love with, to revel in, and to dive in to. A fast paced and gripping novel set in various suburbs of Sydney, with engaging and credible characters. The days seem to be flying by so I’m grateful for audiobooks to help me get through my TBR (coffee table) stack faster, tuning in to an audiobook mak ...more
BTW, somewhere I read a review that said this (or another of this author's books) were rather like a TV drama, in the way things jump from one story line to another. This is a very go ...more
WEB OF DECEIT is Katherine’s sixth novel and Detective Ella Marcon ...more
"The lives of paramedics entwine with a police investigation to remind us just how good Australian crime writing can be.
Web of Deceit, the sixth book by ex-paramedic Katherine Howell featuring Detective Ella Marconi, continues to build a solid, clever police-procedural series with an ongoing paramedic viewpoint, an element that seems even stronger in this book."
For the full review: http://newtownreviewofbooks.com/2013/...
It seemed like there was a great deal going on that related to past cases so I was a bit confused at times. But maybe I was just confused because the story jumps between two teams and I had to reorient myself to visualizing which team the author was talking about and the drama with the man-friends and ex-husbands and wives. Is she the one sleeping with a newscaster or a doctor?
The mystery wasn't stra ...more
Detective Marconi and her team concentrated on two major suspects, but a few red herrings were thrown in to keep the reader engaged.
A competent murder mystery for fans of the genre.
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