Cambridge Blue

Cambridge Blue

eBook - 2009
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A medieval city.

A modern murder.

In the legendary university town of Cambridge, the strangled corpse of a young woman is found splayed in an ancient meadow. For Gary Goodhew, the youngest detective in the local police force, it's a case that could make his career ... or end his life. As the body count rises and blood flows through the hallowed halls of the colleges, Goodhew must exorcise his own demons if he's to survive his first year on the job ...

Suspenseful and atmospheric, this mesmerizing thriller will rivet fans of Deborah Crombie and Elizabeth George.

Publisher: New York :, SohoConstable,, 2009
ISBN: 9780062314185
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Nov 24, 2016

Bruce has a promising detective in this novel, the first in her series. Unlike other detective stories, Gary Goodhew, the main detective, is in his mid-twenties not middle aged. Also he is just starting off on his career so he is just a DC not a DI. The novel is set in Cambridge, but the author focuses more on developing the plot than on long descriptive passages of the town or the countryside. The plot is a good one, starting off mysteriously with a character's suspicious behavior, followed by a murder. The inexperienced detective follows hunches, sees clues others don't, and isn't a team player. There isn't much banter among the "good guys" - SCOC people, coroner, medical examiners, DI and other DC. On the whole the writing is pretty good, but there are instances of hyperbole which a good editor should have red inked. I would read another of her novels featuring this detective to see her growth as a writer.

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