The TV Detective Paperback
by Simon Hall
Part of the The TV Detective Series series
The TV Detective finds television reporter Dan Groves newly assigned to the crime beat, and in a state of angst about it.
He needs a crash-course in police work; the solution is to shadow Detective Chief Inspector Adam Breen on a high-profile murder inquiry, which doesn't go down well with some members of the police force.
The victim is a notorious local businessman, Edward Bray, a man with so many enemies that one of the problems the inquiry faces is having a surplus of suspects.
Bray is killed at a prearranged meeting, in a lay-by on a dark and storm-lashed night, by a blast through the heart from a shotgun.
Adam investigates and uncovers a tantalising question, which seems to be at the heart of the case: why was the killing planned for a different day, but put off apparently because the weather was sunny?
Tensions abound between Dan and the police, and he comes close to being thrown off the case - until the detectives come to realise he might actually be helpful, in using the power of television to tempt the murderer into a trap.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 322 pages
- Publisher: Accent Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/02/2010
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781907016059