Download Coffin on the Water (John Coffin Mystery, Book 18) by Gwendoline Butler PDF

By Gwendoline Butler

EISBN-13: 9780007544646

British author Butler has crafted a grim story that unsuccessfully blends homicide with social statement. In 1946, newly promoted detective-constable John Coffin arrives in Greenwich to take in his publish. quickly after, the physique of a tender girl floats down the Thames to South London. It speedy turns into transparent that this is often no traditional homicide: the sufferer has been strangled, stabbed and mutilated. hooked up to the physique is a notice interpreting "Present for my mother," a connection with former actress Rachel Esthart, whose son drowned less than mysterious conditions 17 years formerly, and who has simply obtained a postcard promising an drawing close reward from the boy, whose demise she hasn't ever said. Then different our bodies are present in the river, murdered within the similar brutal means.

Show description

Read or Download Coffin on the Water (John Coffin Mystery, Book 18) PDF

Best crime books

Too Late to Die

Everybody knew her. loads of them like her. one in every of them killed her. Jeanne Clinton used to be an exquisite and common woman—though in her more youthful days she'd been recognized to be a section wild. yet she married an older guy and settled right down to a quiet, decent lifestyles. Now she is lifeless, brutally murdered in her domestic.

Don't Ever Get Old (Buck Schatz)

Whilst dollar Schatz, senior citizen and retired Memphis cop, learns that an outdated adversary can have escaped Germany with a fortune in stolen gold, dollar makes a decision to seek down the fugitive and declare the loot. yet lots of people need a piece of the stolen treasure, and Buck’s research fast draws unfriendly consciousness from a truly motley (and murderous) workforce in Daniel Friedman's Don't Ever Get previous, nominated for an Edgar Award for top First Novel.

Scam (Stanley Hastings Mystery, Book 12)

Submit yr be aware: First released in 1997
------------------------

Stanley Hastings purchaser is mendacity to him. yet that's an insignificant annoyance. The crooked cop framing him for 3 murders is a problem.

“What Mr. corridor does to the private-eye formulation is particularly humorous, however it isn't frivolous. His puzzles, for all their manic nonsense, are fiendish buildings of sound common sense. ”
—Marilyn Stasio, big apple instances e-book Review

“As traditional, corridor, like Rumplestiltskin, takes narrow fabric that may serve one other author for a middling brief tale and spins a gossamer net of riddles by way of turns confusing, suspenseful, and hilarious. ”
—Kirkus

“Hall weaves a story worthy of a Golden Age author, with as many puzzles in a single publication as one is probably going to discover in 4 or 5 smooth mysteries. ”
—Deadly Pleasures

“Fiendishly humorous … shrewdpermanent discussion, shrewdpermanent plotting, and a superbly carried out opposite rip-off through Hastings lead to glowing leisure. ”
—Publishers Weekly

Literary Awards
Lefty Award Nominee (1998)

Extra info for Coffin on the Water (John Coffin Mystery, Book 18)

Example text

23 This practice occurs in other countries as well. g. Crips, Bloods, Maras, Latin Kings) in order to inflate their reputations. But someone who calls themselves a Crip or a Blood in Toronto or a Mara in St. 25 There is also a problem of the media and researchers attributing criminal activity to gangs when they are not involved. There is always a danger that the cultural label of gang, and more specifically Crip or Blood, will be given to groups and activities that in reality are in no way associated with these gangs.

In response, black youth formed car clubs and gangs for defense. 8 Over time, they would become increasingly involved in robberies, thefts, gang fights, automobile thefts, and other street crimes. In the mid-1960s living conditions continued to worsen, and black neighborhoods were ripe for protest and rebellion. One of the most dramatic events was the Watts riot, or rebellion, that started on August 11, 1965, and ended six days later. The Watts rebellion resulted in 34 deaths; over 3,400 related arrests; and $40 million dollars in property damage.

48 He commented that there is very little systematic research on the Bloods and Crips. There are a few autobiographies, journalistic accounts, and law enforcement reports on them, but these can be very limited and biased. The bias is because both gangs remain fairly secretive about what they do, and both members and outsiders often write about impressions rather than facts. The idea that the Crips and the Bloods are noble efforts to right societal wrongs is inaccurate. Both gangs and their individual members are frequently self-serving and do not focus on any higher political objective or cause.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.07 of 5 – based on 15 votes