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Murder in Retribution: Scotland Yard, Book 2 | [Anne Cleeland]

Murder in Retribution: Scotland Yard, Book 2

Despite their investigative prowess, Scotland Yard's Chief Inspector Michael Sinclair, Lord Acton, and rookie detective Kathleen Doyle stir more than a few feathers at CID Headquarters when their relationship comes to light. But office politics quickly become trivial when a rash of underworld murders shatters London's normally austere façade. With a growing list of successfully solved cases to her name, the ever-dauntless Doyle shakes off the gossip and sets out to investigate the escalating turf war.
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Despite their investigative prowess, Scotland Yard's Chief Inspector Michael Sinclair, Lord Acton, and rookie detective Kathleen Doyle stir more than a few feathers at CID Headquarters when their relationship comes to light. But office politics quickly become trivial when a rash of underworld murders shatters London's normally austere façade.

With a growing list of successfully solved cases to her name, the ever-dauntless Doyle shakes off the gossip and sets out to investigate the escalating turf war. As the body count climbs, Doyle uncovers a seedy world where fractious members of the Russian Mafia and an Irish terrorist group are fighting for control of a lucrative underground business. But their crooked deals and volleying acts of revenge are almost too much for Scotland Yard to keep up with, and when Doyle notices that Acton seems unusually troubled by the crimes, she begins to wonder what sparked the conflict in the first place.

Perhaps there's nothing more to the murders than under-the-table business dealings gone awry. Or perhaps a single act of vigilante justice fanned the flames that ignited a vicious turf war. As Doyle and Acton fight to not become the next victims, they'll find that the truth may be best left unspoken and retribution may be best left to fate.

©2014 Anne Cleeland (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Tracey Danville, AR, United States 08-02-14
    Tracey Danville, AR, United States 08-02-14 Member Since 2007

    I am a voracious reader (average about 4-5 Audible books a week, in addition to those I "eyeball".) I have been hooked on recorded books since the time of cassettes/CDs and was thrilled when I became an Audible member in 2007. I find reader reviews good guides to spending my credits, so have finally decided to write a few (although, I would rather be reading!)

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    "Heavy on drama, light on mystery"

    I really enjoyed the 1st in the series and anxiously awaited this sophomore effort. However, as a mystery lover, I felt this book fell a bit flat. The mystery was tertiary in the book, following the relationship drama of the newlywed protagonists, Acton and Doyle, and the internal politics at the police station. Cleeland makes up for the thin mystery with wonderful writing (although Doyle has a few too many internal monologues, I found those to be the most amusing bits in the book.)
    Overall, I enjoyed this book and loved "visiting" again with these characters, but I hope we see more police procedural in the 3rd entry in this series and less family drama.
    Marcella Riordan is FABULOUS. She handles a range of voices, male and female, with aplomb. I plan to see out other books she has narrated.

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    Mike Bethesda, MD, United States 10-07-14
    Mike Bethesda, MD, United States 10-07-14 Member Since 2005

    Semi retired / worked mostly Nonprofits. Lv Blues into Rock & Roll Lv mysteries (mstly Pol procs) Lv Baseball / Played til 55 - umpd til 63

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    "Obviously a continuation"

    This book was just a tad repetitive, in part. You absolutely need to have read the first book to appreciate the background of this one. Additionally, it "ends", but without an ending. I feel as though the book was written to be part of a tied in series.

    "Murder in Retribution" was a little bit of a slog, at first, as I needed to tie in the first of the series, which I had read some time ago.

    I did enjoy the narration. Marcella Riordan does a very good job of changing accents, between the Irish, Oxbridge, and "lower class". In the same vein, the author manages to mix in quite a number of Irish phrases to provide a real sense of place.

    Frankly, I can't wait for the next chapter.

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    Amazon Customer East Hartford, CT, United States 10-17-14
    Amazon Customer East Hartford, CT, United States 10-17-14 Member Since 2010

    I don't know about you, but why are there so so so many 5 star reviews. I LOVE books, but so few are 5 star.

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    "I liked the first"

    This is the second in the series, just terrible, completely and totally terrible. A clone of the first making what was a little quirky and potentially interesting if developed, completely boring and creepy.

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    Nikki 10-07-14
    Nikki 10-07-14 Member Since 2012
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    Would you try another book from Anne Cleeland and/or Marcella Riordan?

    Yes, I would try another book because I love the first book. But this one just didnt hit the mark for me. I want them to solve crimes that don't circle back to them.


    Would you recommend Murder in Retribution to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, but I would recommend Murder in Thrall


    What does Marcella Riordan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I enjoy her voice and the life she brings to each person.


    Could you see Murder in Retribution being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No.


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    MxH San Tan Valley, AZ, United States 10-04-14
    MxH San Tan Valley, AZ, United States 10-04-14 Member Since 2012

    I am a voracious reader of all fiction genres and poetry. I occasionally venture into humor, history, and science. I loathe self-help books.

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    "Delightful narrator but weak mystery plot"

    The narrator does a delightful job of enlivening the characters, but the mystery plot is exceptionally weak and clings together with nearly imperceptible threads.

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