Murderland: a gripping serial killer thriller
A HEART-STOPPING CRIME THRILLER WITH A TWIST THAT YOU WON’T SEE COMING
When DI Joe Burton and DS Sally Fielding are called to investigate a suspicious death in a care home, it is just the start of their problems.
As further bodies are discovered, with playing cards placed beside their bodies, the Manchester police realise they have their work cut out.
With the press closi...more
DI Joe Burton and DS Sally Fielding are investigating some strange deaths. Three elderly people have been murdered ... and in each case, a playing card has been left beside the body. There doesn't seem to be anything else that connects the victims.
When the investigations go nowhere, Burton isn't happy, but his superior has called for the services of a criminal profiler.
When two more victims have been identified in another location, it starts to look as though DS Fielding is somehow involved.
The prologue was excellent and I was really looking forward to reading the rest. But I felt that there were far too many extraneous words, instead of just saying what somebody did, went into explaining the whole process of what they did. This was a shame, as the plot was a good one with some good characters, possibility for follow on books.
I had very strong suspicions as to who the killer was from ...more
I am delighted to be part of the opening day of the BlogTour for Murderland by Pamela Murray.
Set in Manchester and the North East this is a cracking read. Immediately from the tense prologue we are thrown into a murder. Chapter one brings another. They seem unrelated. It is with the death of a care home resident that we get into the story proper. This is no simple, tragic passing of an elderly man. It’s a somewhat bewildering murder – why was Nathaniel Jackson dressed somewhat oddly and is ...more
DI Joe Burton and DS Sally Fielding are about to go home after a long shift, but they are then called to a local nursing home for a suspicious death….
While death in a are home i ...more
We are introduced to a police-duo when they are investigating murders, where the murderer leaves a playing card as a calling card.
This book is exciting and kept me guessing right the way through, and it was refreshing not to be able to solve the crime early on is the book, as is sometimes the case with books in this genre.
I will definitely read more books by this author in the future.
Great story. I had just finished a John Grisham book that had been particularly difficult to read so this little page turner was quite a relief. I think I got the twist at about 80 percent through but it didn’t spoil it for me as I enjoyed it very much. Would recommend to anyone looking for a crime book. Thank you Pamela Murray xxx
From the opening prologue I was drawn into this story, it is very good and starts with a shock.
DI Joe Burton and DS Sally Fielding are called to an elderly care home, a strange murder appears to have been committed when an older guest is found dressed almost like a clown with a playing card left close to the body.
Murders begin piling up leaving the same calling card, it appears the ...more
The author has written a fantastic story where the twists and turns aren’t predictable. Nothing is irrelevant and you are left wondering what could happen next to the dynamic duo of Burton and Fielding. This level of storytelling has been a joy to read, it will even warrant a second read through to see if you can spot the clues once you know the ending and whodunnit - something that doesn’t tend to ...more
Whilst I couldn’t work out why the crimes were being committed, I did work out who was behind it, but nevertheless it was thoroughly enjoyable and I read it in a day.
I hope the author will continue with these characters, especially as it’s set in Manchester, my home town