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A Flicker in the Night

(Early DCI John Blizzard )

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A spate of murderous arson attacks evokes bitter memories for stalwart detective John Blizzard

It was a defining moment in DCI John Blizzards early career when he caught a notorious arsonist on a killing spree.

Yet despite the culprit, Reginald Morris, being safely behind bars in a high-security mental hospital, a new series of attacks occurs.

Blizzard is flummoxed. Has
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Kindle Edition, 172 pages
Published August 18th 2019 by THE BOOK FOLKS Bestselling British crime fiction publishers (first published June 1st 2005)
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Linda Knock
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I hope that it is not the last John Blizzard book

I have now read seven books one after the other and feel I know the characters so well. I have laughed out loud at times. I shall miss Blizzard and Colley.
David Pearson
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book featuring Blizzard, a skilled and no nonsense crime fighter. The story flows really well, and keeps the reader guessing as to the identity of the perpetrator. There are no flat spots in the tale which twists and turns till the killer is finally revealed - and it's not who you think it's going to be.

Highly recommended.
Mary K Zavisca
Feb 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Someone is setting fires that result in the loss of several lives. Who would do something so horrible?

Blizzard thinks they may be tied to his case of 20 years ago, and he begins having horrible nightmares.

There are suspects, and they may be tied to one gangster slumlord.

Now he has to prove it.

Blizzard has mellowed at home with Fee and baby Mikey, but his investigating sense is just as sharp as ever. Criminals had better beware, if
they think they can outwit him.

Loved it! When's the next
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Ted Tayler
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Top-notch thriller"

This is a terrific read. Strong characters, a devious plot, and descriptive passages that demonstrate the acute observational skills of the writer. At the site of an inferno, in the mortuary, in the grounds of an old people's home, Dean finds the right words to describe the scene. The dialogue never misses a beat either, it always fits the character perfectly. This isn't an accident. Nor are the twists that arrive in the final chapters of the book. As soon you as you sit back
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Erik Empson
Someone is setting deadly fires around the port city of Hafton. The only clue to the identity of the killer is the obscure poetry that DCI John Blizzard receives on his desk. Taunting the police is one thing. Taunting Blizzard another. He'll stop at nothing to crack the case and collar the arsonist.
Another great murder mystery by John Dean.
Susan
Sep 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's been twenty years since Blizzard arrested arsonist and murderer Reginald Morris. Morris is now in a high security mental home. But memories come back for Blizzard when it looks like a copycat is about Hafton. But what links the victims, what is the possible motive.
An enjoyable well-written mystery story
Carole Cameron
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another good read

Good to follow the main characters throughout these books. Always assured of a good take difficult to put down. More please
SUE
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
it felt great reading blizzards latest episode and john didnt disappoint me .great plot great characters enjoyed throughly enough said .
Anne Hill
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable

A well crafted and enjoyable murder mystery. I liked every bit of the story except the very end, but the rest of the read made up for that small weakness.
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John Dean is a freelance journalist who has runs his own business and draws heavily on his years as a crime reporter for newspapers and magazines to create his novels.

He is a member of the Crime Writers Association and cites Sherlock Holmes as his all-time favorite detective. He lives in the South West of Scotland.

(Also writes under the pseudonym John Stanley)

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