When the seventh Earl of Lowesdale is found hanging from the rafters at Wasdale Hall, everyone assumes the aging, hard-partying aristocrat had finally had enough of chasing the glory of his youth. But when the coroner finds signs of foul play, DI Kelly Porter is swept into a luxurious world where secrets and lies dominate.
At the same time, two young hikers go missing and i...more
DI Kelly Porter is back in the third installment of this police thriller series and her team is busy juggling two cases. The first is a suicide committed by an elderly member of the aristocracy. Which the coroner soon believes to be an actual homicide. The second is a series of missing women. Eventually links between the two begin to emerge.
As Kelly and her team scramble to find answers, things at home are getting more complicated. Although her mother is showing signs of good health, K ...more
I love this series and the character of Kelly Porter. She's sensible and pragmatic, but also has a good heart and strong loyalty to her family and team. I've read both previous books in this series and always look forward to a new installment as I get to know her better. The police pro ...more
The seventh Earl of Lowesdale is found hanging from the rafters at Wasdale Hall and everyone assumes the ageing aristocrat had enough and taken his own life. But DI Kelly Porter is put on the case when the coroner discovers signs of foul play and discovers a world dominated by secrets. Simultane ...more
I had seen good/great reviews of the previous Kelly Porter stories but have not read either of them and I felt I was a little behind the eight ball starting with this 3rd story as a "stand alone". I wasn't so confused that I quit reading, but I definitely think I would have enjoyed it more if I has started with book one and then book two. Kelly's back story and her relationship histories (with Johnny, her family, co-workers, etc.) were certainly a par ...more
Kelly is resisting promotion, preferring the sharp end of policing, but soon she doesn't have time to think about it as she has her hands full with the apparent suicide of the Earl of Lowesdale which soon turns out to be something different and the disappearance of two female students who went fell walking and didn't come back. As time goes on with no si ...more
The 95 year old Earl of Lowesdale, Xavier-Paulus II (is that a pretentious name or what), is found hanging in his study by his grandson. Is it suicide or something more s ...more
I found this a slow burner but was really glad I stuck with it.
A British crime thriller at its best. So many twists and turns and so much tension right up until the climax.
You can read this book as a stand alone and it does mention her past cases. If anything it should make you want to read the the other two books just to find out how she caught them.
Female detectives are really coming into their own in books at long last. Go girl power oops getti ...more
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Dead End Is the third book in the DI Kelly Porter series.
In this story Kelly and her team were Investigating two cases. The first was the death of Xiavier Paullus II, the Seventh Earl of Lowesdale. It was first thought 95 year old Xiavier had committed suicide by hanging. However the postmortom showed he was smothered to death and then hung. Years earlier Xiavier`s partner and daughter Trinity died in a ...more
‘Dead End’ is the third book in the series featuring D.I Kelly Porter. It is set in the beautiful countryside of the Lake District and it is certainly a great British crime thriller!
For fans of this genre, it could be read as a stand-alone tale, but it is helpful to have read the previous two books, in order to become acquainted with some of the characters. D.I. Kelly Porter takes her job seriously and this investigation certainly contains numerous twists and turns ...more
DI Kelly Porter has two missing girls Sophie and Hannah to help locate. It has been several days, and a massive search is still ongoing in the forest where they disappeared.
Kelly gets a call on her mobile saying that the coroner is not happy calling the recent death by hanging of the seventh Earl of Lowesdale a suicide. The ninety-five year old man named Xavier Fitzgerald did not die of a suicide.
While searching for the bodies of the two girls in the Lake, the divers come upon a bag bel ...more
Thank you to NetGalley for giving me a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Set in the north of England, Dead End has DI Kelly Porter working on two cases when two young women go missing and a local earl is found hanging in his study.
I found this book to be intriguing and most enjoyable. Every character was well rounded with enough information to keep them interesting while the reader is not being overwhelmed with too much inform ...more
DI Kelly Porter is asked to investigate a murder which was made to look like a suicide. The victim lived in a stately home and his grandson made the gruesome discovery of his body.
Zac is in shock and the housekeeper Linda tried to support him, but what is she hiding?
Everyone linked to the house had secrets and Kelly and her team have to try and unravel them.
Kelly also discovers her own family have been keeping a secret from her which she stumbled across as part of the i ...more
The two case plots were OK, but again I felt there was a bit too much focus on Kelly, her family problems, and her relationship with Johnny. Other police characters were pretty much ca ...more
Highly recommend ...more
The Earl of Lowesdale is found dead by hanging at his home. First impressions is that he has commited sucide but, his post mortem says otherwise and they discover that the Earl's safe is missing. So the think that it is a murder/robbery.
Also Two girls have gone missing on the Lake district hills. The police thinks that they have just lost their way but, when a body of Freya Hamilton turns up after dispear ...more
Xavier-Paulus Fitzgerald, the 7th Earl of Lowesdale, is found hanged by his grandson Zachary. He rings the longterm housekeeper Linda and is able to eventually convey to her what had happened. She arrives with ...more
The story centres around two seemingly unrelated events, the disappearance of two girls on a walking holiday in the Lakes and the suicide of a wealthy, elderly man.
Lynch has crafted a fine, feisty hero in Porter with a richly described ensemble cast of supporting characters. She has a clearly established back-story, and the book ...more
DI Kelly Porter is investigating the disappearance of two local girls, whilst at the same time managing the relationship between her mother and her sister. She's pulled between the two competing priorities and the frustrations that come with dealing with her family.
Family is also the theme of the disappearances in the area, with a local elderly Earl being found dead in his prop ...more
What Kelly and her team soon realize is that there were very deep secrets hidden and what is worse, there are other disappearance from years past that are apparently connected.
There is definitely a personal edge in this st ...more
Two young female hikers are missing but it soon becomes clear that this is not just two girls becoming lost in the Lake District hills but becomes more worrying when links are discovered to unsolved previous missing persons and a decaying body is found.
The Earl of Lowesdale is found ...more
The Lake District is still the glorious backdrop for the events of the book, and whilst it felt slightly more slower paced than the previous books in the series, it felt a lot more rounded. The crime(s) and police procedural are still centre stage, but this time I felt as though I really got to know Kelly Porter and her family and ...more
The Lake District is a major player in this story and is well observed and described and there was ne ...more
wow...what a tangled web we weave....some much deceit and lies involved with this book...it was great to read...but some of it you could see happening and not that very long ago in the past....
mysteries abound in this book....we have missing teenagers and dead bodies galore ...are they all linked or are they the work of different people
and what other mysteries can the police uncover....brilliant read...kept me glued til ...more
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