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Title:
Supping with the devil : a DCI Paniatowski mystery
Author:
Spencer, Sally, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First world edition.
Publication Information:
Sutton, Surrey : Severn House, 2014.
Physical Description:
212 pages ; 23 cm.
Summary:
DCI Monika Paniatowski recognises her latest assignment as advisor to the Earl of Ridley's rock festival for what it really is - an attempt by the chief constable to destroy her career. Yet it soon becomes apparent that matters are not as simple as they appear. Why, for instance, did the earl choose to employ the notorious Devil's Disciples motorcycle gang to provide the security for the festival? And to what lengths will his mother, the dowager countess, go to destroy it? But it is when the half naked body of a tabloid journalist is discovered in the middle of Whitebridge that things really start to heet up.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780727884084
Format :
Book

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Monika Paniatowski's boss is trying to destroy her career, but the dead end case he assigns her turns out to be something else entirely . . .
DCI Monika Paniatowski recognises her latest assignment as advisor to the Earl of Ridley's rock festival for what it really is - an attempt by the chief constable to destroy her career. Yet it soon becomes apparent that matters are not as simple as they appear. Why, for instance, did the earl choose to employ the notorious Devil's Disciples motorcycle gang to provide the security for the festival? And to what lengths will his mother, the dowager countess, go to destroy it? But it is when the half-naked body of a tabloid journalist is discovered in the middle of Whitebridge that things really start to hot up.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

DCI Monika Paniatowski made a mistake. She had an affair with her boss, which resulted in his wife turning to alcohol and eventually dying while driving drunk. The chief constable blames Monika, and despite the fact that she's the gifted head of the CID, he takes every opportunity to belittle her. But his latest punishment shocks even Monika. She's pulled out of CID and assigned to security detail at a rock concert at the estate of the Earl of Ridley. Monika is humiliated, but when she arrives at the concert and is informed that the earl has hired the Devil's Disciples motorcycle gang to provide the real security for the concert, she senses a disaster in the making, a prediction that quickly proves to be spot-on when the brutalized body of a journalist is discovered. Unofficially redonning her CID hat, Monika starts her own investigation of the murder. Spencer produces another taut police procedural featuring the flawed but admirable Monica, a gripping plot, and plenty of authentic cop-shop details.--Melton, Emily Copyright 2014 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Starred Review. Set in 1976, Spencer's superior eighth mystery featuring Det. Chief Insp. Monika Paniatowski (after 2013's Death's Dark Shadow) finds the Whitebridge copper shunted aside by her vindictive boss to serve as adviser to Gervaise de Courtney, 13th Earl of Ridley, who's sponsoring a Woodstock-like festival on his estate. Both the earl's family and the police foresee trouble that they'll be powerless to prevent. Meanwhile, the activities of a host of other characters-a rider in a motorcycle gang doing concert security, members of Paniatowski's unhappy squad, an unemployed journalist who has just published a career-changing story, a teen singer expecting to make it big-ratchet up the tension long before violence erupts. When it does, Monika's replacement has a suspect in mind-and demands evidence to prove it. Most of the violence is off-camera, but fierce all the same. Spencer has devised a thrill ride that's not easily forgotten. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

Trying to avoid career assassination by her chief constable, Monika Paniatowski (Death's Dark Shadows) is assigned to cover the Earl of Ridley's rock concert. Who will destroy the festival first? The motorcycle gang hired for security or the Dowager Countess herself? When the body of a tabloid journalist shows up, the heat is turned on high for Monika. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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