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Crime in the Choir

(Detective Markham Mystery #1)

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A FIERCELY ADDICTIVE CRIME THRILLER WITH BEAUTIFULLY DRAWN CHARACTERS

Discover a nail-biting new series.

Please note this book was first published as “A Walking Shadow”

Two skeletons are discovered in the grounds of St Mary's Choir School. This was not a centuries-old Christian burial. They are wearing modern-day clothes and there is evidence of foul play. Consecrated land
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Kindle Edition, 214 pages
Published April 30th 2019 by Joffe Books
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Linda Strong
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019

Please note this book was first published as “A Walking Shadow”

This is the beginning of a series that features DI Gil Markham and his team. Human remains are found buried in the underground of St. Mary's Choir School. Not too shocking ... until they discover the skeletons have not been buried for centuries ... there were signs of modern day clothing ... and definite foul play was indicated.

The powers that be who run the school and those who know of it's decades old history firmly look at the int
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Joanna Larum
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first in a series of murder mysteries with Detective Inspector Gilbert Markham and Detective Sergeant Noakes. St Mary's Choir School is next to St Mary's Cathedral where renovation work is being done. Two bodies of boys are found but they aren't historical burials, they are more modern burials of murdered boys. Markham is called in to investigate and recognises that they are the bodies of two boys who had disappeared about twenty years ago.
In an unusual twist, Markham's girlfriend,
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May 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Book 1 of 4

This is book 1 in the Markham mystery series. 20 years earlier 3 boys went missing and Mike Bamber was working the case. Only one body was found and nobody was charged with the crime. 20 years later Mike Bamber has retired with the case of the missing boys continuing to haunt him - the one that got away.

Olivia is a teacher and is contacted by St Marys Choir School with the offer of a job. The school is based in an old building next to the Cathedral. Work is being carried out around th
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Cynthia Grove
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Incredibly conflicted as to how to rate this; on some axes it could almost be a five, on others just barely a two yet opting for three doesn't seem right either. Call it 3.5
The story being told is very good if a tad dark for my taste. Characterization good to very good. Descriptions - well I have a low tolerance for these whether of people, moods or the visual world around them so I feel these are overused, others might not agree. I love the quotations and classical allusions as well as the reli
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Pam
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book starts off slowly and builds and builds until you can't put it down, it's not an easy subject, and is set in a choir school for young boys, It's so believable it is frightening.
Mrs Lorraine A Puttock
Dreary lead character

Inspector Markham character not of a wet blanket unbelievable that someone so sensitive could be a DI and Blake's like a 1950`s character the storyline also felt very fated and the clues v obvious and the killing in the psychiatric unit was totally unbelievable - disappointed
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Rebecca Davies
May 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Better than expected.

Other reviews have panned this book, but I found it worth a read. The characters are a bit obvious, granted, and it’s very gothic in style, but even so, I read it mostly in one go.
Paula Corregan
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Intriguing mystery!

This book contained an interesting story with parallels to news featured in today's headlines. I highly recommend it to other mystery readers.
Dsparks
May 08, 2019 rated it did not like it
Connoisseurs of Purple Prose Rejoice!
If you dig purple prose, no one can usurp it's queen, Catherine Moloney. If you find this style of writing insufferable as I do, don't waste your time.
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Catherine Moloney is a Liverpool writer of Irish-American heritage. After graduating in Jurisprudence from Jesus College (University of Oxford), she was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn. Despite qualifying as a barrister, her first love was English; this led to a PhD in English Literature at Birkbeck College (University of London).

In her academic career, she lectured and published widely on the su
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