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The third book in the new series featuring DCI Monika Paniatowski - When a recently released prisoner claims in a deathbed confession that he is innocent of the rape and murder of a young girl for which he was convicted twenty-two years earlier, DCI Monika Paniatowski is tasked to lead an unofficial investigation into his claims. At first she is reluctant, but when she leaThe third book in the new series featuring DCI Monika Paniatowski - When a recently released prisoner claims in a deathbed confession that he is innocent of the rape and murder of a young girl for which he was convicted twenty-two years earlier, DCI Monika Paniatowski is tasked to lead an unofficial investigation into his claims. At first she is reluctant, but when she learns that her old mentor Charlie Woodend was the lead detective in the case, she knows she must do everything she can to protect his reputation . . ....

Title : Echoes of the Dead
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ISBN : 9780727869807
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 224 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Echoes of the Dead Reviews

  • Deb
    2018-12-18 05:36

    It was OK. Nothing outstanding about it.

  • Martha
    2018-11-22 02:27

    This was perfectly okay, kept me reading to the end, but the characters felt a bit wooden and some of the plot seemed forced (view spoiler)[(for one thing, DI Hall's recounting of his supervisor's wrongdoing to Monika; why would he do that?) (hide spoiler)]. And the solution left me a little confused as to the timeline of the crimes.

  • Derk
    2018-12-10 06:33

    I have mixed feelings about this book. It's 5 stars for the writing, as such. This is the latest book I've read in the long series of mostly excellent stories by Spencer (who oddly reverses the usual practice of having a male pen name for a female, since Sally is the pen name for Alan). But the ending was so "pulled out of the hat" that I give the plot 3 stars at best. Perhaps, in retrospect it could have transpired as told, but to me it was most unlikely; it was particularly unlikely the police could have figured it out ahead of time. (I think a thought about the same thing for the previous book by Spencer I read)

  • Helen
    2018-12-11 03:27

    This is a good mystery with an interesting cast of characters. The scene switches between 1973 and 1951 and Sally Spencer does a great job in making the reader feel they are in those years. In 1951, a man confessed and was convicted for the rape and murder of a young girl. While lying on his deathbed in 1973, this same man has confessed to a priest that he did not commit the murder - he was coerced by police. DCI Monika Paniatowski must determine what really happened in an effort to protect the reputation of her retired mentor, Charlie Woodend, who now lives in Spain.

  • Deb
    2018-12-11 09:34

    3rd in this series -- she has 3 series going. Monica is the chief superintendent in this British series. Brought back one of the retired characters from an other series to solve a 22 year old cold case of a murdered 13 yr old girl. Quite intricate and interesting characters.

  • ☺Trish
    2018-12-14 02:53

    I think that I may have had enough of police procedurals (even British ones) for quite a while. Way too much senseless murder and incompetence & injustice in the real world for me to even begin to enjoy reading about lots of the same in a fictional world, too. It's me, not you . . .

  • Jan
    2018-12-09 03:42

    Couldn't put this one down...I'm surprised by the so-so ratings. It is best read as part of the series, so perhaps my lucky read of the last Charlie Woodend last week made this an especially good read for me.

  • Lorraine
    2018-11-18 08:28

    Really enjoy this series. You might fird out bits and pieces but Sally always finds a way to surprise you.

  • Kim
    2018-11-27 08:32

    there's a good story here but the writing is awful.

  • Catherine Woodman
    2018-12-16 08:49

    A reasonably good murder mystery--focuses on a long ago murder that seems to have engendered some current murders, and why that would be.

  • scherzo♫
    2018-11-23 05:36

    A basic premise doesn't work because a devout Catholic would not believe she'd get absolution from the sacrament of Penance in (view spoiler)[Elizabeth's (hide spoiler)] situation.

  • Marilyn Shea
    2018-12-12 07:52

    I liked it well enough to want to read more by this author.

  • Mary
    2018-11-23 09:49

    I always enjoy the Monika Paniatowski books, mostly because of Monika herself and her relationships with the men she works with.