Good People by Ewart Hutton
A Mystery

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A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013
A Finalist for the Crime Writers’ Association’s John Creasey New Blood Dagger

Detective Sergeant Glyn Capaldi, fallen from grace and exiled from Cardiff to the Welsh countryside, does his best to serve as the catchall detective in the big bit in the middle that God gave to the sheep. It’s a place where nothing of any significance is meant to happen, a place where his superiors believe he can do little harm.

But trouble has a way of catching up with Capaldi. Six men and a young woman disappear after a night of rugby and drink. They don’t all reappear. The ones who do are “good people,” and they give a reasonable explanation for the absence of the woman and their friend. Only Capaldi remains unconvinced. In the face of opposition, Capaldi delves deeper and starts to uncover a network of conflicts, betrayals, and depravity that resonates below the outwardly calm surface of rural respectability.

An atmospheric, criminally smart new police procedural that brilliantly evokes Wales, Good People marks the introduction of a compelling detective and the arrival of a shining new talent in crime fiction, Ewart Hutton.


About Ewart Hutton

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Ewart Hutton was born and raised in and around Glasgow before attending university in Manchester and then working in London. He has won numerous awards and prizes for his radio plays, which have been produced for BBC Radio. His stage play won the joint Traverse Theatre and Scottish Television Enterprise's Comedy Play Competition. He lives on the Welsh Marches with his wife. Good People is his first novel.
Published April 16, 2013 by Minotaur Books. 336 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Fans of gritty British crime fiction will welcome Hutton’s twisty first novel, set in Wales. One night, Det. Sgt. Glyn Capaldi, whose career is on the rebound, responds to a hijacking call. According

Feb 18 2013 | Read Full Review of Good People: A Mystery

DS Glyn Capaldi (the Welshman is part Italian) has been banished to the hinterlands of Wales for his past indiscretions. Now he's stumbled upon a case that the locals want to sweep under the rug, and something sounds off to him. Six local guys had rented a van for their rugby outing, and one woma...

Apr 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Good People: A Mystery

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