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Sticks and Stones

(Summerskill and Lyon #3)

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“He’s a thug… a really nasty piece of work.”

When young Clayton Kerry, member of a notorious Worcester family, is found dead on an abandoned factory site, it looks like an accident. Some even say it was what he deserved. But headteacher Alun Blake’s refusal to sugarcoat the truth about the pupil he excluded causes outrage in the local community and sparks a vendetta against
Published February 8th 2021 by NineStar Press
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Feb 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Even though gay I’m not one for ‘searching out’ LBTQ books, either authors nor stories, if they are in a book I am reading I am always interested in the portrayal or how the story promotes the character etc, I do though make the exception for this author and this series, this is Book 3 and the last book was out in 2018 (so was happy to see it)
And they are good
This time D.I.Summerskill and D.S.Lyon are investigating a couple of murders linked to a local notorious family and also linked to the up
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Feb 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Detective Inspector Claire Summerskill and Sergeant Dave Lyon are caught up in an accident at the deteriorating site of William Fitzmaurice brewery. A student of Monastery Grove High, Clayton Kerry, was killed by a crumbling wall.

Claire and Dave will find themselves spending many hours at the Monastery Grove High interviewing many individuals. Claire will have to take care and listen to her son Tony, as he’s a student at Monastery Grove High and sheds a lot of light on the investigation at hand.
Mar 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is book 3 in the Summerskill & Lyon series, and continues the story arc of Inspector Claire Summerskill and Detective Sergeant Dave Lyon. Their case this time is dark and full of twists and turns, which begins with a dead young man, recently “excluded” (expelled, for readers like me unfamiliar with the euphemisms of British education) from the same school Summerskill’s husband teaches at, and that her son attends. From that one supposedly accidental death, a web of violence, secrets, and su ...more
Please note that this UK police procedural is not M/M romance (my usual millieu) but does have LGBT characters. Also, this is the third book in the series. I have not read the first two books but felt this worked well as a stand-alone read.

Claire Summerskill and Dave Lyon have a new case to solve, involving the death of a 15-year-old student crushed by a fallen wall at any old brewery site. There are suspects aplenty - some in his own family - as well as a high-strung schoolmaster with a sullen
Mar 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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That was a good read!

Some editing issues. First names of some characters got mixed up (admittedly, all started with C)
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Steve Burford lives close to Worcester but rarely risks walking its streets. He has loaded conveyor belts in a factory, disassembled aeroplane seats, picked fruit on farms, and taught drama to teenagers but now spends his time writing in a variety of genres under a variety of names. He finds poverty an effective muse, and since his last book has once again been in trouble with the police. (He wou ...more

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