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Devil in the Detail (Thames Valley Mystery #24)

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Who’s been dealt the devil’s hand from this Tarot pack? Superintendent Mike Yeadings and his Thames Valley team have to find out

When the body of a young woman is discovered hanging upside down from a tree, the village reverberates with whispers of tarot, occult practices and pagan rituals. The mystery deepens when the autopsy reveals that the body had already been dead f
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Severn House Publishers (first published 2010)
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Apr 11, 2010 rated it liked it
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When a body is found hanging in a wooded glade, the Cumbria police don't know if it's murder or some form of witchcraft. As they question the family of the local landowner, a woman announced that she is a medium and can see the death taking place. Nice for her: the police can't even identify the body, especially when it turns out that the death took place more than a year ago, and the body has been naturally mummified. A lot of different talents on the police force go into puzzling out the secre ...more
May 21, 2012 rated it did not like it
I ended up quitting this book after 50 pages. While the plot seemed interesting, I felt there were a lot of unneeded tangents. Also I didn't care for the over use of abbreviations used within the text. Perhaps these are explained in earlier books about Yeadings? Even so some clarification in the beginning for those not versed in british police abbreviations. I felt it was a book written for cops because they would be the only ones understanding half of it. Perhaps I'll pick it back up someday if ...more
Salvatore Leone
Mar 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Very nice mystery. Lots of suspense and a good ending.
Dec 14, 2010 rated it liked it
Always enjoy a new Supt. Mike Yeadings mystery, but this one felt a little rushed towards the conclusion, and the subplot about DCI Mott's home life was bizarre and went no where.
Catherine Woodman
This is a very solid series--Yeading is a working man's cop, and a decent man outside the job. Competent series.
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Cop characters are typical; villains are over the top; plot is run of the mill.
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Eileen-Marie Duell Buchanan (1922-2010) was a British author who specialized in writing literature belonging to the mystery, suspense, or detective genre. She wrote under a number of pseudonyms, including Marie Buchanan, Marie Duell, Clare Curzon and Rhona Petrie. She studied French and psychology at King's College in London.
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Thames Valley Mystery (1 - 10 of 24 books)
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