Play Dead by Bill James
(Harpur & Iles Mysteries)

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In their 30th outing, Harpur and Iles are still at odds, still droll and still among the best the British police procedural has to offer.
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Good detective work allowed the pair to arrest and charge a fellow policeman, who murdered an undercover officer in an attempt to keep a crook–police racket secret. But their work is not yet done. Who ordered the execution? Why? Just how high did the conspiracy go? And – and most importantly – does the crooked power group behind the assassin still flourish?



There are questions that remain to be answered – so when the home office decides to reopen the case, it is Harpur and Iles to whom the investigation is once more handed.
 

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Bill James has been called "the Elmore Leonard of Britain's underworld" (Kirkus Reviews) and has been named a "Master of Crime" in a mystery roundup by the London Sunday Times, which said, "There is nothing else quite like this series of police procedurals. James is concerned with the dilemmas and difficulties of policing Britain's inner cities, and he addresses these in hard-edged narratives that leave readers gasping and flinching, praying the people in these stories never come to live in their streets." In addition to the Harpur and Iles series, James is the author of other mystery series and a book on Anthony Powell. He lives in Wales.
 
Published June 1, 2013 by Severn House Digital. 208 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on May 30 2013

In their 30th outing, Harpur and Iles are still at odds, still droll and still among the best the British police procedural has to offer.

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