The Dogs in the Street is the third book in the Dark Yorkshire series by J M Dalgliesh.
DI Nate Caslin's control over his life has improved, and when asked to do a favor for the journalist (with whom he has a connection from earlier books), Caslin looks into the disappearance of a young woman.
Things get messy in a big way, and a friend from his past makes an appearance. Fast-paced with an interesting twist, Caslin discovers a scary connection with the intelligence services.
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British Detectives/Noir. 2018. Print length: 241 pages.
In June, I read Belinda Bauer's Snap, which I liked so much I looked for another book and decided on The Shut Eye.
Missing children, a man who claims to have psychic powers, and a DCI who has been working on both cases. I was surprised to see the character of DCI Marvel, a character I initially disliked in Snap, was also in The Shut Eye, and we get the backstory of why he ended up in Somerset.
Marvel's boorish and curmudgeonly behavior doesn't keep him from being sympathetic--he refuses to give up on the year-old case of the missing Edie Evans whose bike he keeps at the station.
More--I want more of Belinda Bauer. Her touching ability to write about children and her skillful narrative make this one of those novels that made me hesitate to put it down.
I knew when I read Snap that I would be reading another book by Bauer, now that I've read two, I have to decide what to read next.
Mystery/Detective Fiction. 2015. Print length: 318 pages.
Another summer read, but an excellent choice for R.I.P. Challenge--only if you dare. Mystery, paranormal, and horror in the chilling A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly.
From description: It is deep winter. The darkness is unending.
The private detective named Jaycob Eklund has vanished, and Charlie Parker is dispatched to track him down. Parker's employer, Edgar Ross, an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has his own reasons for wanting Eklund found.
Eklund is no ordinary investigator. He is obsessively tracking a series of homicides and disappearances, each linked to reports of hauntings. Now Parker will be drawn into Eklund's world, a realm in which the monstrous Mother rules a crumbling criminal empire, in which men strike bargains with angels, and in which the innocent and guilty alike are pawns in a game of ghosts . . .
As in all of the Charlie Parker novels, the battle of good vs evil theme prevails. Creepy and suspenseful as all of these novels are, A Game of Ghosts makes a spine-chilling read for Halloween.
Mystery/Paranormal/Horror. 2017. Print length: 464 pages.