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Title:
Death of a cave dweller
Author:
Spencer, Sally.
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Publication Information:
Sutton : Severn House, 2000.
Physical Description:
218 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780727855435
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Book

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Summary

When Eddie Barnes is electrocuted on stage in front of 300 adoring fans, the Liverpool Police immediately call in Scotland Yard, which means calling in the Yard's resident expert Chief Inspector Charlie Woodend. But for once Woodend feels out of his depth.


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Booklist Review

In the early 1960s, just as his band is becoming famous, lead guitarist Eddie Barnes is electrocuted on stage at a Liverpool club. The Liverpool police drop this baffling crime on Scotland Yard, where it lands in the laps of quirky chief inspector Charlie Woodend and level-headed sergeant Bob Rutter. Faced with finding the shadowy killer amid the frenetic Liverpool rock scene, Woodend and Rutter find themselves in a race against the clock. Although Spencer is relatively unheralded among authors of British police procedurals, she deserves a much wider audience. Her characters are diverse, intriguing, and believable; her plots never fail to surprise; and the procedural details are grittily realistic. Spencer's gift for incorporating historic detail in her crime dramas--in this case, Liverpool and English urban life before the Beatles--is reminiscent of the way Max Allan Collins uses Chicago in his Nate Heller mysteries. Recommend Spencer confidently to anyone who enjoys the British procedural. --John Rowen