Book: The Sound of Sirens by David Cartercategories: Book, Thriller, Crime Novel, Crime Thriller, Police Mystery, Whodunnit, British Crime Novel, English Crime Novel, Crime Fiction, British Crime Fiction, English Crime Fiction, Chester Crime, Murder Mystery
David Carterabout this book: If you like murder mysteries, and especially British murder mysteries, please take a couple of minutes to check out my new Inspector Walter Darriteau case "The Sound of Sirens."
Like all of Walter's cases it is set in Chester, the Wirral, Merseyside, Cheshire, and North Wales.
The book opens in a city centre pub, Friday night and the weekend starts here. It's getting late and the pub is preparing to close. The band have just finished playing when a young man walks into the bar, produces a handgun from his light jacket, and casually blows the lead singer away.
The killer waves the gun at the stunned crowd and they part like the Red Sea, and he walks through the valley of death and out into the night, grinning as he goes.
Mayhem ensues. Shouting and yelling and hollering, as girls scream and boys take pictures of the bloodied body lying across the stage to put up on their Bookface page.
Inspector Walter Darriteau doesn't live far away, and he'd always rather be at work than alone in his rambling Edwardian house. He's soon there, on the scene, trying to make sense of it all, as is the crime reporter for the local newspaper, Gardenia Floem. Nice woman, nice teeth.
"Is it drugs related?" she asks.
"How the hell do I know?"
But is it drugs related? Walter ponders, and if it isn't, what's it all about.
No one knows it then, but this is only the first of three equally dreadful killings.
Angie Martin, author of Conduit and False Security wrote about "The Sound of Sirens" : "Stunning Mystery! I cannot recommend this book enough. It is fun, exciting, humorous at times, and bloody and shocking in all the right moments. If you're salivating for a new crime-solving hero, look no further than Inspector Walter Darriteau."
While Margaret Henderson Smith, author of Amber and Ne Obliviscaris wrote: "Credible, Exciting, Intriguing! Sheer non-stop mystery from this highly gifted author. This book is simply packed with plots and subplots given such coherence in the smooth running of the mystery as to be absolutely astounding."
But please make up our own mind.
If you like a good murder mystery, something to keep you company on holiday or at nights, "The Sound of Sirens" is the one for you.
It's out now in paperback and on Kindle.
Thank you for reading, and best wishes to you, wherever you may be.
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