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Nine Elms

(Kate Marshall #1)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  18,693 ratings  ·  1,656 reviews
Kate Marshall was a promising young police detective when she caught the notorious Nine Elms serial killer. But her greatest victory suddenly turned into a nightmare. Traumatized, betrayed, and publicly vilified for the shocking circumstances surrounding the cannibal murder case, Kate could only watch as her career ended in scandal.

Fifteen years after those catastrophic ev
Kindle Edition, 392 pages
Published December 1st 2019 by Thomas & Mercer (first published November 1st 2019)
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Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
After his brilliant best selling Detective Erika Foster series, Robert Bryndza has embarked on a new series featuring Kate Marshall. In 1995, Kate was a young DC who caught the Nine Elms Killer, Peter Conway, in traumatic circumstances when he tried to make her his fifth victim. However, instead of being lauded for her efforts, she left the police in disgrace, her reputation in tatters with the intense media focus, she had made an error of judgement by sleeping with Conway, and ending up pregnan ...more
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Solid Start to a New Series

Nine Elms is a new police procedural about a former detective haunted by the events of her past.

15 years after catching the Nine Elms serial killer, Kate Marshall finds herself barely staying afloat. Dismissed from the police force due to her behavior, she is now a university lecturer. When she receives a request from the parents of a missing girl to investigate their daughter’s disappearance, Kate finds herself being pulled back into the dark world of the Nine Elms
Dec 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
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3.5 stars

A disgraced female detective fights for redemption and to catch a killer while keeping herself and her son safe.

Kate Marshall was an up and coming detective when she caught the Nine Elms Killer - a cannibal murderer who happened to be someone closer to her than she could have ever imagined. Soon after his arrest, she was vilified and her once-promising career ended in scandal. Now a university professor, she has moved on with her life. Then one day she receives a letter in the mail aski
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it

I was a huge fan of Bryndza’s Erika Foster series. So I was really curious to see how his new series would hold up. No worries. Kate Marshall is another strong female lead. In her mid-twenties, she was a young detective. She almost became the fifth victim of the Nine Elms Cannibal, who just happened to be her boss, Peter Conway. Instead, she defeated him. But in the process, she lost her job. Now, she’s a lecturer at a small coastal University. She’s still haunted by what happened, and there wer
Nov 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Returning with a new series to captivate fans, Robert Bryndza delivers a knockout punch with Kate Marshall crime thriller. Back in 1995, DI Kate Marshall was hot on the heels of the Nine Elms Cannibal, a serial killer with a taste for flesh. While working the case, Kate almost becomes a victim herself, but is able to capture the killer, none other than her boss, DCI Peter Conway. Flash forward fifteen years, Kate has left the Met and is now teaching Criminology, able to lecture about the horrors ...more
Alan Cotterell
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Congratulations to Mr Bryndza, another great book and hopefully fantastic series.

He has created more wonderful characters in Kate Marshall, Tristram and Jake. Those are just the good guys. Even the "baddies", were well created and developed throughout the story. The story moves along at a good pace, fairly easy to follow, despite zooming all over country.

I look forward to reading more in this series. Originally gave 4.5 stars, rounded down 4, but having slept on it. Now giving 5 Stars, not goin
Mandy White (mandylovestoread)
Wow Robert Bryndza has done it again! i am a massive fan of his Erika Foster series and it was a no brainer that I would read the first in his new series featuring Kate Marshall. And as expected, Nine Elms is addictive and brilliant. I loved Kate from early on in this book and I can't wait for more from her.

Kate Marshall is a police detective in London. She is young and passionate and working on finding the Nine Elms Killer before he strikes again. But she is attacked by him when he tries to ma
Dec 15, 2019 rated it liked it

This is the first book in Robert Bryndza's new 'Kate Marshall' series. Bryndza is also the author of the popular 'Detective Erika Foster' crime novels.


In 1995 Detective Constable Kate Marshall of London's Metropolitan Police Service is on the team searching for the 'The Nine Elms Cannibal' - a serial killer who bites chunks from the teenage girls he murders. The killer's fourth victim was just found, and like the other dead girls, has a rope around her neck with a monkey's fist knot.

Apr 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Someone out there has developed a real taste for women.  Beware of a young man with a killer smile, it has served him well and often.  It's not difficult to find young women who fall for that smile, it shows off his pearly whites to perfection.  What the ladies don't know is that he would just as soon take a bite out of them as not.  And now, a serial killer has his sights set on Kate Marshall, but he is not the first.  ...more
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
Dec 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bryndza has a new series! This time featuring Kate Marshall, a police detective. Kate is known for catching the Nine Elms serial killer, which quickly turned bad for her. The experience was traumatic, and she was publicly called out.

It’s been fifteen years, but it doesn’t feel that way for Kate. She’s now a university professor when a copycat killer is following in the footsteps of Nine Elms.

Kate is determined to use her knowledge to stop this killer also. You should know, though. Kate was the N
Whispering Stories
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Have you ever watched a movie when the tension is picking up, something bad is about to happen and you sit shouting at the screen ‘don’t open the door’ or ‘don’t let him in’, as you know what will happen next in the scene if they do? Well, Nine Elms gave me this reaction right from the start.

The book begins fifteen-years before the main plot when Kate Marshall was a police detective working the Nine Elms Cannibal Case in which a serial killer is targetin
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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After 6 successful crime novels featuring Erika Foster, Robert Bryndza comes with a new series, introducing private investigator Kate Marshall.

As a young detective with great potential and a promising career, Kate had an affair with one of her colleagues only to discover soon after that he was the notorious Nine Elms serial killer. Kate manages to put him behind the bars but realises too late that she is pregnant with his baby. Fast forward 15 years and this is where the book #1 starts. Kate is
Kate Marshall is a young, police detective on the rise who by sheer luck manages to solve the Nine Elms Cannibal Killer case. The culprit is Peter Conway, the detective in charge of the investigation, who, before he is subdued by Kate, tries to make her his fifth victim and manages to give her a nasty stab wound. Although she is responsible for getting him captured and locked away for life, instead of being lauded for her efforts, Kate finds herself at the opposite end of the spectrum with her r ...more
First of all let's get my pet peeve out of the way. Why does Kate have to be an alcoholic? Mr. Bryndza - you have let me down. Such a cliché!

Anyway I rose above that and enjoyed the book. I did not like Kate as much as I did Erika but I expect she will grow on me. Tristan was an excellent offsider. However if I am ever expected to believe that Jake would go anywhere near his father (view spoiler) then I will not be able to read any further. I ha
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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NINE ELMS (A Kate Marshall Thriller Book 1) by Robert Brynzda is the debut suspense/thriller book in a new P.I. series. I love Mr. Brynzda’s DCI Erika Foster series and was thrilled to receive an early copy of this book. I could not put it down!

Kate Marshall was a young police detective when she was placed on the task force for the Nine Elms Cannibal case. She was determined to prove herself. She caught the serial killer, but at g
Well now.....

Let's sort through this one, shall we?

Robert Bryndza, an author that we all look forward to, seems to have headed in a different direction with this one. My eyebrow went up when Bryndza chose another female lead character for this new series. How can you top the reader revered character of Erika Foster? And why would you want to?

That brings me to a hunch I've had while reading Nine Elms. While well done, it just doesn't seem to have the polish that the Erika Foster series has had. B
Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love Robert Bryndza novels whether they are his Detective Erika Foster series or his humorous Coco Pinchard series so I was really looking forward to the first book in the Kate Marshall series.
Sixteen years ago, Kate Marshall was a rising star in the London Metropolitan police force. Young, ambitious and driven, with a talent for getting into the minds of criminals, she solved several high-profile murder cases. When Kate was tasked with tracking down a vicious serial killer her instinct and ab
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Okay, now that the holidays are behind us (YAY!) I can finally write this review. This book was my first foray with Robert Bryndza and I was not disappointed.

Right at the beginning of the book you are thrown into a scene where Detective Kate Marshall captures the Nine Elms serial killer. There are, however, certain circumstances and details surrounding the case that ultimately ends her police career.

Fifteen years later and she is now a lecturer at a small university when she is contacted by a
Apr 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a promising, if somewhat dark start to a new series featuring ex-police detective Kate Marshall. As a young London detective she nearly lost her life as the fifth victim of a serial killer she had just unmasked. As his one time lover, and carrying his son, her reputation was badly damaged by the subsequent trial and resulted in her leaving the force and becoming a lecturer in criminology in a small coastal town in Devon.

Fifteen years later, Kate still carries the physical and emotional
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I acknowledge the issues that some reviewers found with this book and, well, I didn’t care! Yes, we all loved Erika Foster and it’s sad that the series seems to be over but I’m going with flow and reading the new books. This one certainly grabbed me right at the start. It had me at serial killer and cannibal - oh yeah.

OK you did have to suspend disbelief but most thrillers ask that of you. I found Kate, our chief protagonist quite relatable. Yes, she had been an alcoholic but no longer. She had
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Anyone who knows me, knows what a huge fan I am of this authors books. I absolutely love his Detective Erika Foster series so I could hardly contain my excitement when I heard he had a brand new crime series coming out!

Now I won’t lie, when I picked up this book I was filled with not only excitement but with a bit of trepidation also. Where as with the other series I knew mainly what to expect knowing the main characters but with this one, it’s all very new with new characters and new setting bu
In Robert Byrndza's latest novel, he introduces us to a Kate Marshall. In 1995 she was nearly murdered by her lover and former boss, Peter Conway, who she discovered as the Nine Elms cannibal serial killer. She survived the attack, then shamefully left the department to become a lecturer. Today, she continues to maintain her sobriety while raising her son (Conway's offspring) alongside her mother. One day, she is called in as a consultant to a murder that has remarkable similarities to the Nine ...more
Robert Bryndza, author of the popular Erika Foster series, introduces a new character in this novel. Detective Constable Kate Marshall is a member of the team searching for the 'The Nine Elms Cannibal" in London. The story opens with the discovery of a fourth victim and a call from her boss, Detective Chief Inspector Peter Conway, that she needs to go to the scene. She is on the train and on her way home but he will pick her up. When they are finished at the crime scene Peter gives her a ride ho ...more
Jan 05, 2020 rated it liked it
I discovered Robert Bryndza with his outstanding Detective Erika Foster series. “Nine Elms” is a new series, featuring Kate Marshall, a young police detective who caught a cannibalistic serial killer but was unjustly forced out of her career due to a scandal. Kate has become a college professor of criminology, but is drawn into the investigation of a copycat killer who is meticulously following the scenarios of the original murders. Although the book was very suspenseful, it didn’t quite meet th ...more
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was way, way too dragged out and long winded. The Kate character is, for me, a complete stereotype of the usual. AA, former victim, now middle aged and "wiser" but has deemed to have 1 child in there somewhere.

I plugged and plugged away, returning to this after and between other better books. Honestly, I could never get embedded in the neighborhood or the characters. And I usually love London.

The opposite of a "tight" novel. I wouldn't continue the series with this character either. Lacks
With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review.

I am a big fan of Robert Bryndza and I enjoyed his DCI Erika Foster series. When I heard he was starting a new series I was excited to read it.

In 1995 Kate Marshall was a promising Detective Constable with The Met police, She was part of a murder squad investigating a serial killer known as The Nine Elms Cannibal. One night Kate was given a lift home by her boss and ex lover DCI Peter Conway.

By c
Louise Wilson
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Kate Madshall #1

Kate Marshall had been a serving police officer but due to personal matters and being stabbed, she now lectures on criminology. Kate had been a detective constable investigating the Nine Elms cannibal when she was attacked by him. She managed to escape and capture him but she obtained a a nasty stab wound in the process. He's now locked up in a specialist hospital secure unit. Now fifteen years later there is a copycat out there murdering young girls and biting them the same way
The Nerd Daily
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Marla Warren

While there are shades of The Silence of the Lambs in Nine Elms, due to a connection between an imprisoned monster and an investigator, Robert Bryndza has created wholly original characters and a story that is the very definition of a ‘page-turner’ and ‘unputdownable’!

From the beginning, you are immediately aware that you are in the hands of a master storyteller. The book opens with what happened 15 years before the main part of the
Jan Bryndza
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely amazing! I'm sure this will be one of the best books of the year. ...more
Sean Peters
Jun 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Robert Bryndza is my type of author and Nine Elms is my type of book. Twisty, dark and layered with a protagonist you root for from page one, this is a superb start to what promises to be another stand out series

Anyone who knows me from my reviews on goodreads, Amazon and on my Facebook page, knows what a huge fan I am of this authors books. I absolutely love his Detective Erika Foster series so I could hardly contain my excitement when I heard he had a brand new crime series coming out!

Now I
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