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01 September 2019
Fiction & Literature; Crime & mystery
'You can't upset anyone looking into old bones.' DCI Bill Slider's out of favour in the force - for accusing a senior Met officer of covering up an underage sex ring. As a punishment, he's given a cold case to keep him busy: some old bones to rake through, found buried in a back garden, from a murder that happened two decades ago, and with most of the principal players already dead.

Surely Bill Slider can't unearth anything new or shocking with these tired old bones?
By:   Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Imprint:   Canongate
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   174g
ISBN:   9781786894908
ISBN 10:   1786894904
Series:   Bill Slider Mysteries
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   01 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles is the author of over 90 books, including the internationally acclaimed Bill Slider mysteries and her Morland Dynasty series, which has sold over 100,000 copies. cynthiaharrodeagles.com

Reviews for Old Bones

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles has done a good job of making her hero a no-nonsense, everyday kind of bloke- readers who enjoy the subtle nuances of flawed reality will again relish her pace and polish * * Chicago Tribune * * CYNTHIA Harrod-Eagles writes about a less disciplined, less orderly Britain, and her Inspector Bill Slider has a sharp tongue and a rueful wit. Harrod-Eagles provides interesting characters, good dialogue, and a well-paced plot, and she uses Slider's somewhat confused love-life to good advantage - not for the padding lesser writers provide but as integral to the plot * * Boston Sunday Globe * * THE British police procedural remains one of the richest subgenres in crime fiction and Harrod-Eagles's Bill Slider series has quietly worked its way close to the top of the heap. Like Charlie Resnik in John Harvey's acclaimed series, Slider is a beleaguered Everyman, immersed in the dailiness of life - bad food at the cafeteria, relationship problems - while fighting a mostly rearguard action to keep the ever-more-violent bad guys at bay * * Booklist * * Harrod-Eagles graces her narrative with a quiet wit that makes the book a pleasure to read * * Publishers Weekly Starred Review * * While Harrod-Eagles conjures up an absorbing police procedural, it's her ability to capture the foibles of her characters, to make them come alive, to show the playfulness and passion of human nature, and to evoke the reader's empathy that makes her books standout. Highly recommended for all readers of police procedurals * * Booklist Starred Review * *

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