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An airline pilot arrives home on Easter Sunday to discover his wife's lifeless body. Experienced detective Kate Walker, and her young partner Tanner Austin, are assigned the case. They have little to go on, and their frustration quickly builds. When a second body turns up, it only deepens the mystery. Fearing there are more victims to come, the detectives push themselves to unravel a bizarre case of Denver Homicide.

More from John C. Dalglish - The City Murders Series (A Clean Suspense Murder Series):

  • Boston Homicide - #1
  • Miami Homicide - #2
  • Chicago Homicide - #3
  • Dallas Homicide - #4
  • Denver Homicide - #5
  • Detective Jason Strong Series (A Clean Suspense Murder Mystery Series)
  • Where's My Son? - #1
  • Bloodstain - #2
  • For My Brother - #3
  • Silent Justice - #4
  • Tied to Murder - #5
  • One of Their Own - #6
  • Death Still - #7
  • Lethal Injection - #8
  • Cruel Deception - #9
  • Let's Play - #10
  • Hostage- #11
  • Circle of Fear- #12
  • Deadly Obsession - #13
  • Dead of Night - #14
  • Shadow of Doubt - #15
  • The Chaser Chronicles (Christian Fantasy & Suspense Series)
  • Crossover - #1
  • Journey - #2
  • Destiny- #3
  • Inner Demons- #4
  • Dark Days - #5
  • Far From Home - #6

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 11-05-17

Excellent modern detective murder mystery

Denver Homicide is the fifth and most recent novel in the City Murders series by John C. Dalglish. I have previously reviewed the first two books in the series.This novel is about a very experienced detective ad her inexperienced partner attempting to solve multiple murders in the Deer art community. Author Dalglish is a very talented self published author who has now released almost 30 short novels. Narration is excellent.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Entertaining police procedural

Another clean, entertaining police procedural from John Dalglish. I enjoyed the easy repartee between the lead detectives, Kate Walker and Tanner Austin, and the intuitive way they worked. The character development was great, the storyline was absorbing and the narrator fit the story well. He did a good job of both the male and female voices and created tension and intrigue in all the right places. I do like how the author does different stories in different cities in each book in the series but I do hope he will revisit these two detectives at some time in the future.

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Clean suspense about my city

I really enjoyed listening to this book. For one thing, it was set in my city. And while I thought I knew a lot about Denver. But I learned a lot about the city from the book. Now I will need to go exploring. I would say the author is a very good researcher.
Also, I was happy to enjoy the story and the characters since, I knew there wasn’t going to be and rough language or bad scenes. The story was suspenseful and held my interest. While I listened, I think the book would be very readable.
I was provided a copy of the book. The review comments are my own.

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Very Satisfying story

Crime novels are not my usual fare...Don't enjoys the foul talk, graphic sex and violence I associate with that type of story. However, Mr. Dalglish's novel used none of these and yet presented a captivating, realistic crime drama. His characters were well written and the story line kept me guessing right up to the satisfying conclusion. He has convinced me that this new genre is one I look forward to exploring. I'm definitely going to read more by this talented author!

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Another enjoyable story

I quite enjoy John C Dalglish's books. These are easy to read/listen too, but with enough twists and turns to keep the interest of the reader until the end of the story.

In this book, a woman is discovered by her husband, dead in their home. As the detectives start their investigation they discover the usual skeletons in the closets, but nothing that stands out. It's not until a second murder that things start to pull together and the detectives are able to solve the case.

There are nice little insights into the detectives private lives to flesh out the characters without having it overwhelm the plotline of the murders.

Rich McVicar has a nice narration of the story, quite pleasant to listen to. These books are always a pleasure to read and to listen to.

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An enjoyable police procedural

Denver homicide detectives Kate Walker and her young partner Tanner Austin , are called to the scene of a murder. An airline pilot has arrived home from his Las Vegas flight on Easter Sunday, to find that his wife has been shot to death.

His wife had had an affair, so that's a possible motive for the husband, always the most obvious suspect. The lover, though, is also an obvious suspect, and he seems to be a bit of a creep.

Then they get called to another murder, and the M.O. is identical.

The first victim, Carol Hampton, was an artist, and was on the advisory board of the Denver Art Museum, after having started there as a docent. The second victim, Mariel, was also a docent at the museum, and they had both worked closely with the same curator, Todd Palmer.

(I'll take a moment here to note that I listened to the audiobook, and have included only the names whose spelling I'm confident about. Let's also note that "confident" does not necessarily mean "correct." Please do point out errors and omissions if you have correct spellings.)

Todd Palmer has connections to both victims. Unfortunately, so does Carol's lover, Ken Blackwell, an artist and art professor, and another docent, Angel.

And none of these guys comes across as too nice to be a suspect.

This is a fairly tight police procedural, and has solid character development for the detectives. It's absorbing to hold your attention for its length--closer to novella than novel--and all the odds are against it in this particular "one book per city" series, I'd like to get to know Walker and Austin better.

Recommended.

I received a free copy of this audiobook, and am reviewing it voluntarily.