Book: Dr Chandrix Dies (The 'Dies' Trilogy Book 2) by Christopher D. Abbottcategories: Book, Detective, Whodunit, Police Procedural, Agatha Christie, Sluth, Thriller, Murder Mystery
Christopher D. Abbottabout this book: Dr. Chandrix Dies was written over 1 year, from June 2013 to June 2014. This book will appeal to people who love a whodunit styled murder mystery, and anyone who likes Agatha Christie styled stories. Also, anyone who has read my previous book, Sir Laurence Dies...
I had a lot of help with some of the more intricate areas of psychology, and I was careful to keep to the kind of psychology practiced at that time (1930s).
Dr. Chandrix Dies is set 5 years prior to the events of Sir Laurence Dies, and tells the story of how Dr. Straay and Chief Inspector Drake met. It was the first case they worked on together, and there is some tension between them. We meet familiar characters that appear in Sir Laurence Dies – we also get a glimpse into a clandestine world – which is the bulk of where I go with this book. Readers of Sir Laurence Dies may remember that when he was interviewed, Major Heskith remarked on how Sir Laurence did a lot of "hush, hush, work for the government". Well, there are some obvious elements that appear in this book that translate across. There are some threads that have been deliberately left to ensure that the 3rd book in the trilogy ties them up all, but this book, like Sir Laurence Dies, has a mystery that is solved.
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A lonely apartment complex filled with fear… a seaside town full of death and distraction… an old friend's disappearance… an acquaintance suspected of ugly blackmail… a grotesquely mutilated body… all are invitations for the brilliantly inimitable Doctor Straay to arrive on the scene. Straay seeks his quarry in a world of misdirection, secrets, and lies. With the help of Chief Inspector Drake, a man with significant trust issues, they pursue the blue-blooded criminality to its source, where the Scotland Yard "Bull Dog" and the celebrated Dutch Psychologist see that justice is done…
Dr Chandrix isn't a typical blackmailer. He's tricky, devious, artful, and he isn't interested in money. What he craves is knowledge and power, and he knows exactly how to get them. When Special Branch Police skilfully trap him, justice seems certain. That is until their agent disappears. The case now in ruins, they recruit a reluctant Dutch psychologist spotted in Brighton. It now falls on Dr Straay to confront this man, an old enemy, and find a way to stop him before someone else disappears…
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