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Last Boat To Camden Town

(Detective Inspector Christy Kennedy Publication Order #2)

3.42  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Naturally enough it was murder that brought them together…

The body of Doctor Edmund Godfrey Berry is discovered at the bottom of Regent's Canal, in the heart of Detective Inspector Christy Kennedy's patch of Camden Town. Did Dr Berry jump, or was he pushed? And does his death have anything to do with the mysterious demise of teacher, and one of Berry's former patients, S
Kindle Edition, 176 pages
Published November 18th 2016 by Fahrenheit Press (first published August 1st 1998)
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Jul 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I stumbled across this book by accident and once I had started reading, I felt so attracted to DI Kennedy that I continued and discovered a new and much loved series. Christy Kennedy is everything your average copper is not: he is well dressed, a gentleman, he loves music and he is not an egotistical tyrant. On the contrary, he is a gentle soul with a keen mind who loves his job and is very good at it. His team are loyal to him and he treats them with respect, egging them on to amass evidence to ...more
May 23, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aside from the typos, the story was interesting, and it was something of a quick read, but I found some of the descriptions oddly jaunty and maybe misplaced? Not sure that best describes it, but I felt like-- someone erased portions of the writing and someone else filled in these parts. Odd.
Jenny Wenham
A light murder mystery set mainly around Camden Town.
I had worked out the who, and hence the why, quite early but not the how. The clues are all there - no great leaps of logic are needed. It's all fair and above board.
I enjoyed this short visit to the area and meeting the characters who will, I assume, appear again.
An enjoyable, easy read.
Jun 03, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2003-reads
Set in North London, LAST BOAT TO CAMDEN TOWN is the second book in the series featuring Detective Inspector Christy Kennedy. As the book opens, a longboat is leaving the port in Camden Town when one of the workers hears a loud splash. When he returns to the scene later, he discovers the body of a young doctor named Eddie Berry. Eddie is devoted to his family and has done a superb job at the hospital where he works, with the exception of one incident involving a misdiagnosis which led to death. ...more
Bronagh Miskelly
I was surprised that I hadn't come across the Christy Kennedy books before their current reissue by Farenheit Press.

This (and the following book I'm currently reading) are fun police procedurals with enough clues and mystery to keep you engaged but also a sense of humour. And I found myself very engaged with Christy and his love of tea, soething he uses to very good effect to build relationships and to jusge other characters.

A well written plot gives you the pieces but I didn't put them all tog
Verity W
Dec 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fahrenheit-books
This is another 90s detective series getting its first ebook outing with Fahrenheit Press and it's great. The body of a hospital doctor is found in the Thames - is it murder or suicide - Inspector Christy Kennedy is charged with investigating and it turns out to be more complicated and tragic than it appears. And at the same time he's trying to navigate a friendship that he'd like to become more than a friendship with a local journalist.

Really good, although like with the Sam Jones books, I can'
Sep 22, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very quick read, only 168 pages but quite enjoyable. The two main characters are a bit old fashioned but OK.
Larry Schwartz
Need to read the others in this series.
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Paul Charles was born and raised in Northern Ireland. He now lives and works in Camden Town, where he divides his time between writing novels and short stories and working in the music industry.

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