Mushroom Man (Detective Inspector Charlie Priest Mysteries)

by Stuart Pawson | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0749083859 Global Overview for this book
Registered by bookstogive of Springville, Tennessee USA on 9/14/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by bookstogive from Springville, Tennessee USA on Thursday, September 14, 2017
I got this book just for Bookcrossing and the 2017 Oppem's Birthday Group

Journal Entry 2 by bookstogive at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, September 14, 2017

Released 3 yrs ago (9/14/2017 UTC) at Winchester, Massachusetts USA


Ordered directly from BWB for the Birthday Group, Happy Birthday!
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Journal Entry 3 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Friday, December 08, 2017
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Journal Entry 4 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, March 15, 2018
Loved this! 408 pages, but read within 24 hours. I've come to really like this author and series, after a stumbling start with another book. His novels are realistic police procedurals - several investigations going on at once, whether they turn out to be related or not - unlike cozies where the detective is often just concentrating on one mystery at a time. Anyway, one of the many things I like about Pawson's writing is his use of language; specifically, similes. I always end up with many little post-it flags scattered throughout the pages marking my favorites. Sometimes they're on the coarse side, but...

"If we went off half-cocked I'd be as popular as a turd in a jacuzzi."
"He was grinning like a eunuch in a hurdle race."
"Color rose up Nigel's neck like beetroot juice spreading across a napkin."
"Her face was the color of an old man's legs."
"The biddy who served me was wearing enough makeup to grout a shower cubicle."

I'd marked more, but you get the picture!
There’s nothing Detective Inspector Charlie Priest hates more than a case involving children. When Georgina, the eight-year-old daughter of local businessman Miles Dewhurst, goes missing, Charlie and his colleagues soon start to fear the worst. And Charlie’s suspicions are focussed on Dewhurst--is his performance as a desolate parent a little too pat? Meanwhile, these are dangerous times for clergymen. Three have died suddenly, and a picture of a Destroying Angel mushroom has been left beside the body of the most recent victim. It seems that something more than coincidence links the deaths--but why would a serial killer focus on men of the cloth? As he races against time to find Georgina, and discovers the first clue in the hunt for the Mushroom Man, Charlie Priest has another preoccupation--his tentative pursuit of bishop’s widow Annabelle. And Charlie’s courtship is about to take a dramatic turn--for he is more deeply embroiled in one of the cases than he realizes…

Journal Entry 5 by wingeponine38wing at Little Free Library, 71 Holland St. in Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, March 15, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (3/15/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library, 71 Holland St. in Winchester, Massachusetts USA


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