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London Stalker

(Nick Belsey #3)

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3.50  ·  Rating details ·  224 ratings  ·  37 reviews
Detective Nick Belsey ist vom Dienst suspendiert, hat eine Anklage am Hals und haust im verlassenen Polizeirevier von Hampstead. Amber Knight ist Londons größtes It-Girl und lebt das glamouröse Leben eines Pop- und Filmstars. Als eines Tages eine ältere Frau bei Belsey anklopft und ihn bittet, ihren Sohn aufzuspüren, der seit Tagen verschwunden ist, findet Belsey Hinweise ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published March 13th 2017 by Karl Blessing Verlag (first published June 4th 2015)
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Katharina || traumrealistin
Was war das für ein Ende?? Ich habe gedacht in meinem Buch fehlen zehn Seiten oder so, das fühlte sich ja mal richtig unvollständig an... nicht sehr zufriedenstellend, ansonsten ein sehr guter Krimi!

Rezension folgt!
Sebastian
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-reviewed
Ist der Ruf erst ruiniert, lebt es sich ganz ungeniert – dieser Satz scheint Detective Nick Belsey auch in seinem dritten Auftritt als Ermittler in Oliver Harris‘ „London Stalker“ wie auf den Leib geschrieben zu sein. War der Londoner Polizist schon im ersten Band „London Killing“ schon verschuldet und ohne ein Dach über dem Kopf, so hat sich seine Lage inzwischen keinesfalls gebessert – im Gegenteil: nach den jüngsten Eskapaden scheint die Karriere Belseys nun endgültig im Eimer und die Suspend ...more
Melanie Berg CuJo
4,5 von 5 🌟 toller Fall und kaputter Cop. Klasse Mischung!

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Detective Nick Belsey ist vom Dienst suspendiert, hat eine Anklage am Hals und haust im verlassenen Polizeirevier von Hampstead. Amber Knight ist Londons größtes It-Girl und lebt das glamouröse Leben eines Pop- und Filmstars. Als eines Tages eine ältere Frau bei Belsey anklopft und ihn bittet, ihren Sohn aufzuspüren, der seit Tagen verschwunden ist, findet Belsey Hinweise darauf, dass er Amber Knight gestalkt hat. Belsey schmuggelt
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Havers
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hampstead, der Stadtteil, in dem die Reichen und Schönen wohnen. Kein Ort, an dem man Detective Nick Belsey vemuten würde. Zumal dieser vom Dienst suspendiert ist und von den internen Ermittlern mit einem Verfahren bedroht wird. Aber wohnungslos und ohne Dach über dem Kopf, nistet er sich kurzentschlossen in der leerstehenden Wache im Norden Londons ein. Aber offenbar kennt doch jemand sein Versteck, denn er erhält unerwarteten Besuch von einer älteren Dame, die ihn um Hilfe bittet. Ihr erwachse ...more
Nicole
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really appreciated the tenacity of the main character. I enjoyed the writing in this novel for the most part, the twists and turns kept me reading. Felt like the end was very rushed...in terms of who was behind everything.. not really getting any clarity into some of the endings for certain characters. The end with Nick and the person driving the veh kind of mad me angry... because they were involved with everything happening and it didnt really seem to bother him in the slightest.
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„Ein kluger Mann würde Samen kaufen, Kompost in die Schubladen seines alten Schreibtischs füllen und als Einsiedler weiterleben.“ (Originalzitat)

In diesen dritten Fall wird Detective Nick Belsey eher durch Zufall verwickelt. Er ist im Dienst suspendiert und es wird eine Anklage gegen ihn vorbereitet. Daher ist er untergetaucht, ohne festen Wohnsitz lebt er teilweise im ehemaligen, nun aufgelassenen Polizeirevier in Hampstead. Da bittet ihn Maureen Doughty um Hilfe – ihr erwachsener Sohn Mark Dou
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Kim
May 24, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Nick Belsey, früherer Detektiv, wurde nach seinem letzten Fall suspendiert und lebt seitdem für sich alleine in dem verlassenen Polizeigebäude. Bis eine ältere Dame kommt und ihren Sohn als vermisst meldet. Doch Nick stellt bald fest, dass der junge Mann nicht nur einfach verschwunden ist, sondern tatsächlich eine brisante Vorgeschichte hat: Er ist Stalker der Prominenten Amber Knight. So beginnen für Nick die Ermittlungen - undercover und selber auf der Flucht vor dem Gesetz nistet er sich bei ...more
Lisbeth
Das war jetzt der dritte Nick-Belsey-Roman, den ich in diesem Jahr gelesen habe, und meiner Meinung nach kann er leider nicht mit den beiden Vorgängern mithalten.

Darum geht's in dem Buch: Belsey ist suspendiert und übernachtet in dem vor Kurzem geschlossenen Polizei-Revier von Hampstead. Plötzlich steht eine ältere Dame vor der Tür, die ihren verschwundenen Sohn sucht. Belsey findet schnell heraus, dass der junge Mann offenbar die Sängerin Amber Knight gestalkt hat - und schafft es, sich innerh
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SALLY WHITE
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Goodreads for sending me this book. This is the third novel in the series, but I enjoyed it as a stand alone read. The main character, Nick (the detective) is a well written character and I really got a fell for him and his personality. This novel is set in London as always and it is about the disappearance of a child and the murky life that is revealed as the story unfolds. A great read and I will definitely be looking out for this authors other books.
Susan Springer
If only Harris' books were all as good as "The Hollow Man". Bad boy detective Nick Belsey finds
himself thrust into the limelight surrounding young actress/musician Amber Knight. A series of
murders has Belsey chasing around London trying to find a credible connection. 3/4 of the way
through the book, Harris completely jumps the shark and veers into the inner workings of a
Scientology-type cult. There are moments of intrigue and suspense, but on the whole this book is
just O.K.
Kendra
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Masako Kitaji
間にTony & Carolがはさまったので、いつもより更に時間がかかりましたが、終わりました~。

伏線らしきものがてんこ盛りなのは、この作家さんの特徴なんでしょうか。今回もどこへ引っ張って行かれるのやら皆目見当のつかない伏線だらけ。しかも前回同様、なんだか物凄いスケールで物凄い哲学を持ったスーパー悪巧み!みたいな伏線です。

が、今回も蓋を開けてみればそんなことはなく…いや、ないどころか、途中で犯人わかっちゃってるから。主人公、何故わかんないの!?という、至極残念なエンディングでした。じゃあお前さんがそんな話し作れるのかと言われれば作れないので星三つ。

2冊続けて残念賞はきついー。次は何を読もうかな…またしばらく古典でも読もうかしらん。
Tanzey
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good page-turner with intelligence. Nick Belsen is a law unto himself but a good cop under investigation for his previous and repeated misconduct. Sounds familiar but somehow he has become an unique character with a good story to be told. This time he gets involved with a cult-like scam and does his best to put wrong to right solving a few murders on the way.
Moirad
Aug 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3rd in series recounting the ups and downs in London detective Nick Belsey's plummeting career. This one seemed less plausible than the earlier books (plot involves cult planning life on another plane/planet...and the celebrities it sucks in), but was still entertaining.
Lis
Aug 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another in the Nick Betsey series in Hampstead /London. Disgraced police inspector, suspended, he gets drawn into looking for a missing person, which then results in several murders, conspiracy etc.
Well written but not sure how this turned out or where the series is going.
Karen Ross
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an unexpected delight. Saw a review in my local paper, and as the book is set in my neighbourhood, I thought I'd give it a read. Beautifully written. Kept my attention from start to finish. Hadn't realise it was part of a series, which means the backlist will be a bonus.
Rebecca Knight
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some clever plot twists and a likable protagonist
Danath01
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent!
Janet
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun thriller, twisty yet believable plot, with a fast pace and easy writing style. Good not great. Unfortunately I jumped in the middle of this series, plan to check out the first two books.
Geni
Nov 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Engrossing novel. I would have rated it higher if not for the weird cult story line and the rushed, implausible ending.
Vanessa Pätzold
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interessante Charaktere mit einigen Facetten, die einem nicht sofort ins Auge springen. Gut geschrieben. Ich denke, ich werde die ersten beiden Fälle von Nick Belsey auch noch lesen (irgendwann).
Shauna Thompson
Interesting, took me half the book to sort of figure out what was going on. Uses a little language that I don't like, but a good detective book.
Andrew
Feb 23, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Started off brilliantly, then trailed off into a convoluted and plainly weird storyline that I didn't get… Really liked the central character and found out later that this is not the first book in the series… will definitely read more of these books.
IRVING
Feb 15, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
One keeps waiting for something hing positive to happen to Nick Belsey, but it never does. The ending takes him away from the one thing he does best, solving crime, making it a most dissatisfying conclusion to an otherwise interesting plot.

I gave the 3 star rating because of the ending. Given that ending, I would hesitate to recommend this book to anyone. However, if Nick returns, I may just have to read him again!
Dave Morris
It's well written and has some nice images. A murder victim's Instagram account "outliving its owner like hair and fingernails". TV screens flickering in high-rise tower blocks "like pilot lights". The first page was enough to get me to buy it, but I was expecting more. The reviews implied a unique anti-hero, the sort of person who can't help creating trouble wherever they go, an out-of-control trickster type. But Belsey is really just the standard cop hero -- always in trouble with his bosses, ...more
Helena Halme
May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've loved the North London police dramas written by Oliver Harris for a while, mainly because they are well-written, fast-paced, and star a hard-nosed, but fair-minded and gentle-hearted police detective, Nick Belsey. This third instalment in the Belsey crime thriller series sees our police detective hiding out in a boarded up Hampstead Police Station. He has been suspended, and is lying low with an internal investigation hanging over his head.

Belsey's down and out lifestyle is temporarily elev
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Anders Hanson
As with all of the Nick Belsey thrillers this is fast paced with many twists and turns that make it an enjoyable read right to the end. In this book Belsey is yet again persona non grata with many of his police colleagues and still living rough, but once again gets drawn in to a case - this time a missing person case that intersects with the life of a top celebrity - through one of his less than salubrious friends. The Belsey novels always show the highs and lows of London life and yet again Oli ...more
Kathleen Gray
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty well done British procedural/thriller with an interesting character in Belsey. Yes, this is yet another disaffected police officer but he's a thoughtful one. This is a page turner so some of the unlikely things that happen are ok because it definitely keeps you reading. I was entertained b Amber. Thanks to Edelweiss for the ARC. This is a quick read because you'll want to know what happens. I read it as a standalone but now I'm going to look for more from Harris. Try this if you enjoy the ...more
Bill Berger
I've really enjoyed the other two Nick Belsey novels as Oliver Harris has a unique way of stringing together several plot lines and keeping the tension going. This book was a bit of all over the place, a bit forced and a bit over the top. Belsey escapes police numerous captures as if he were invisible and the ending is so unfulfilling-the book deserves better. Maybe next time, Oliver.
Antony Mayfield
Oct 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just as much fun as the two previous Nick Belsey books. As usual I enjoyed the relentless plot and the outrageous behaviour of the protagonist, who is both reckless and corrupt while simultaneously obsessively compulsive about solving the case. The mystery was tightly bound and took just the right amount of time to unravel. A thoroughly enjoyable crime thriller.
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Oliver Harris is one of the freshest new crime writing talents on the British scene; his novels to date are The Hollow Man (2011) and Deep Shelter (2014). Both feature DC Nick Belsey, a man of contradictions who fights crime and isn't afraid to break the law in the process.


Oliver was born in north London. He has a first-class degree in English Literature and an MA in Shakespeare Studies from UCL,
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Nick Belsey (3 books)
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