Deadly Virtues

Deadly Virtues

Book - 2013 | 1st ed.
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In this fast-paced thriller, Deadly Virtues , acclaimed writer Jo Bannister proves once again why she is considered "one of the genre's best" ( Booklist )

The town of Norbold, England is famous for its low crime rate, thanks to the zero-tolerance policy of Chief Superintendent John Fountain. And Norbold's newest police recruit, Hazel Best, is happy to help keep it that way. But numbers never tell the whole story, do they?

Jerome Cardy knew he was going to die. He also knew that it would be made to appear like an accident. He might not be able to prevent it, but Jerome was determined to make sure that someone knew what was going to happen--even if that someone was a man with a concussion lying with his dog in a jail cell next to him.

After Jerome is found beaten to death by a fellow inmate in another cell, Ash is unable to forget Jerome's last awkward words to him: "I had a dog once. Othello. That was its name. Othello." Certain there is a hidden message in these words, Ash is determined to discover the truth. But it won't be easy--no one believes his account of that night. And Hazel Best must decide whether pursuing the truth is worth her career.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781250023445
Branch Call Number: BANNI
Characteristics: 296 p. ; 22 cm.


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May 15, 2015

I liked the characters but it's too wordy and predictable. I skipped to the end and confirmed my guess of the ending.

Nov 07, 2013

A little psychology shtick, a little coy humor, a little too easy to figure out, this mystery held my interest until two-thirds way through before I skimmed to the predictable end. I liked the characters – especially the dog - and the plot was good, just spun out too thin. I’ll try another of her books before giving up on her.

KHaney Apr 24, 2013

Really enjoyed this book. I hope the author continues on with the two main characters, I grew quite fond of them and would like to see them in another book.

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