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Title:
Paying the ferryman : a Naomi Blake novel
Author:
Adams, Jane, 1960- , author.
Edition:
First world edition.
Publication Information:
Sutton, Surrey, England : Severn House, 2014.
Physical Description:
218 pages ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Victor Griffin seemed to be one of the good guys, but that didn't stop someone coming to his home and killing him and his wife. The last act of Vic's life was to try and save his children: fifteen monthold Jack, and his beloved stepdaughter, Sarah. But why were Vic and his wife shot dead? Why is there no record of them before they came to live in Ferrymouth three years ago? The one clue to their past is a business card, wedged between the pages of an almost empty address book. A card with Naomi's name on it. Naomi and Alec find themselves drawn back to face events that happened when Naomi was still a serving police officer, just before the accident that blinded her, and which have now led to murder.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780727884244
Format :
Book

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The murder of a family forces former policewoman Naomi Blake to face her past

Victor Griffin seemed to be one of the good guys, but that didn't stop someone coming to his home and killing him and his wife. The last act of Vic's life was to try and save his children: fifteen-month-old Jack, and his beloved stepdaughter, Sarah.

But why were Vic and his wife shot dead? Why is there no record of them before they came to live in Ferrymouth three years ago? The one clue to their past is a business card, wedged between the pages of an almost empty address book. A card with Naomi's name on it.

Naomi and Alec find themselves drawn back to face events that happened when Naomi was still a serving police officer - just before the accident that blinded her - and which have now led to murder.


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Booklist Review

In the tenth Naomi Blake mystery, the blind British ex-cop teams up with her husband, Alec, a retired detective inspector, to find out why a man who was killed in an apparent home invasion had hidden in his home one of Blake's old business cards. Is there a connection to one of her police cases? Naomi and Alec make a good pairing. Naomi is the nominal series lead, but Alec is just as strong a character, with just as strong a personal story arc as Naomi's. This series entry is particularly interesting, as it delves deeply into Naomi's past. Fans will savor all the juicy backstory.--Pitt, David Copyright 2014 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

At the start of Adams's gripping eighth Naomi Blake mystery (after Gregory's Game), set in Ferrymouth, England, 14-year-old Sarah Griffin is awakened in the middle of the night by the sound of her mother and stepfather arguing downstairs with someone who sounds like her natural father. When she hears gunfire, she knows her mother and stepfather are dead, and flees the house with her 15- month-old half-brother in her arms. The police find only one clue at the crime scene: the business card of retired police detective Naomi Blake. The double murder appears to be linked to the last big case Naomi handled before the accident that blinded her. Aided by her retired inspector spouse, Alec Friedman, Naomi sets out to locate a relative to care for Sarah and track down the killer. As the action builds to a satisfying ending, Naomi faces the terrifying prospect of confronting the last man she put in prison. (Dec.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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