Death Watch (Detective Shaw Mysteries) by Jim Kelly

By Jim Kelly

"Ever because the days of Agatha Christie, the nice divide within the British detective tale has been among plot and character...The novels of Jim Kelly are. . . a find." -The ny instances booklet overview

Rookie detective Peter Shaw groups up along with his father's tricky ex-partner to enquire either a ugly sequence of present-day murders and a few unfinished enterprise from the earlier, in Death Watch, the second one e-book within the Detective Shaw secret series.

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The vision edged across his field of view on the internal conveyor, and he saw it for what it was: a body, the head on the thin skeletal neck flexing, jerking, one of the arms thrashing with mechanical, inhuman spasms. A body in agony, combusting like newspaper tossed on an open fire. Darren sprang back, angry, the tears welling again. ‘Oh God,’ he said. ‘There’s someone in there…’ Vomit gushed through his hands as he tried to cover his mouth. Bourne stepped in, pressing his face into the mould, turning his head quickly, rapidly, left right, right left.

A company? ’ he asked. ‘I’ll check,’ he added, beating Shaw to it. Shaw took the evidence bag. ‘It’s dusty,’ he said, noting that the matt black surface of the torch was scuffed. ‘Yes – I’ll let you know what kind of dust it is when I get it to the lab,’ said Hadden. ’ ‘It’s not white – the dust,’ said Shaw, worrying at the detail that didn’t fit. But Hadden wouldn’t be drawn. ‘I’ll get it analysed. ’ Shaw took one more look round, trying to imprint a mental photograph of the scene on his memory banks.

The other blind, the pupil reduced to a pale circle like the moon edging its way into the sky above. He’d lost the sight in his right eye a year ago and he had only just begun to develop the skills which would allow him to judge distance. In the first months after the accident he’d tried to ignore his disability. Now he understood that it might give him skills he’d never had. He twisted the top of a Thermos flask and let its lip sit on the edge of the cup before pouring out the cool juice within.

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