Ian McFadyen Death in Winter

Death in Winter

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  • Author Name: Ian McFadyen
  • Publication Date: 24/11/2016
  • Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781911320272

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It’s only four days to Christmas and, with snow deep on the ground, festive cheer abounds in the villages and small towns of rural Lancashire. Inspector Steve Carmichael is relishing the thought of a long break at home with his family. Not even the impending arrival of the cantankerous Aunty Audrey can dampen his mood. However, when a respectable woman mysteriously vanishes after boarding a train home, Carmichael’s hopes of a peaceful Christmas are well and truly scuppered.

What has happened to Hayley Bell?

As Carmichael’s team start to pick their way through the conundrum and delve deeper into the lives of Hayley, her eccentric husband and her so-called friends it’s clear that all is not what it seems.

In this, the sixth in his series of skilfully-crafted detective novels featuring DI Steve Carmichael, the author again demonstrates his mastery of the genre. With an array of captivating characters and a dexterous plot, Ian McFadyen, once more, keeps his readers turning the pages and has them guessing right up to the bitter end.   

2 reviews for Death in Winter

  1. 5 out of 5

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    It’s only four days to Christmas and festive cheer abounds in the villages of rural Lancashire. Inspector Steve Carmichael is relishing the thought of a long break at home with his family. However, when a respectable woman mysteriously vanishes after boarding a train home, Carmichael’s hopes of a peaceful Christmas are well and truly scuppered. What has happened to Hayley Bell? As Carmichael’s team start to pick their way through the conundrum and delve deeper into the lives of Hayley, her eccentric husband and her so-called friends it’s clear that all is not what it seems.

    In this, the sixth in his series of skilfully crafted detective novels featuring DI Steve Carmichael, the author demonstrated to me his mastery of the genre. With an array of captivating characters and a dexterous plot, Ian McFadyen kept turning the pages and had me guessing, wrongly most of the time, right up to the bitter end. This was a very enjoyable read and I guessed what happened three times and was proven delightfully wrong on each occasion.

    The novel uses Christmas as its backdrop and his literary creation is, in this book, left dealing with the family friction that Christmas often creates, including the visit of a mad Auntie, whilst also trying to solve an intriguing mystery. It has now been 16 years since Carmichael first appeared on the page in Little White Lies and I could easily tell that the author is a master in his genre, his almost effortless writing thrusting itself out of the pages.

    All in all, this is almost flawless crime writing and, if I can find the time, I will try to read the previous five books in the series. Here is another author that I have never heard of that I can add to my large list of must read authors

  2. 5 out of 5

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    A good read that keeps you guessing. I had at least 3 theories before the killer was revealed. An enjoyable read throughout.

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