Death Trap by Patricia Hall
(Creme De La Crime)

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Kate O?Donnell, fresh from her adventures in Dead Beat, discovers yet again there?s a darker side to London in the Swinging Sixties|Beatlemania has reached London, but young photographer Kate O’Donnell soon discovers a darker side of the city when a prostitute is found murdered off the Portobello Road. A West Indian immigrant, Nelson Mackintosh, is arrested, and simmering racial tension reaches breaking point. Convinced of Nelson’s innocence, Kate determines to track down the real killer. But when her activities attract the attention of notorious gangster King Devine, not even Kate’s old sparring partner DS Harry Barnard can ensure her safety.|"Colorful characters, social commentary, and sixties ambience all add to the appeal of this engaging British mystery"|"Hall?s second begins where her first leaves off, mixing straight-up procedural with a dose of local color

About Patricia Hall

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Patricia Hall is a former journalist who worked for "The Yorkshire Post, The Guardian," and "The Observer." She is the author of eight previous crime novels featuring Thackeray and Ackroyd, most recently "Dead on Arrival," She was born in Yorkshire and now lives in Oxford.
Published March 1, 2013 by Severn House Digital. 224 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As its title suggests, this deeply conventional whodunit reaches back, back, back to the very dawn of rock ’n’ roll: Liverpool, circa 1960, when glorified garage bands played lunchtime gigs that set throngs of shop clerks and typists screaming and swooning in makeshift clubs across the city.

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Life in '60s London continues to challenge a young photographer from Liverpool.

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Photographer Kate O’Donnell, who’s moved to London from her hometown of Liverpool, where she was an art college classmate of John Lennon, is pleased to have landed a new job.

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Historical Novel Society

The second in Hill’s new series (after Dead Beat, 2011), follows the adventures of Kate O’Donnell, the gel from Liverpool with the scouse accent, a photographer in 1960s London.

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Ira Levin—sometime playwright, but better known for middlebrow thrillers with speculative or supernatural themes like Rosemary’s Baby or The Boys From Brazil—was surely smiling when he penned this little play back in the 1970s.

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