A Quiet Kill

A Quiet Kill

A Forsyth and Hay Mystery

Book - 2014
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The head of the Canadian High Commission's trade section is found brutally clubbed and stabbed to death in the Official Residence in London, England. Scotland Yard's Detective Chief Inspector Stephen Hay is called in to investigate, while Royal Canadian Mounted Police Inspector Liz Forsyth is dispatched from Ottawa. There are a number of suspects from the diplomatic community, but after a second murder, the case takes a turn and a radical environmentalist becomes a suspect.
Publisher: [Victoria], British Columbia : TouchWood Editions, ©2014.
ISBN: 9781771510608
Characteristics: 183 pages :,21 cm


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Oct 20, 2018

I did not enjoy this book.

The characters were overdone to the point of being caricatures. Except for Liz, who to me was very unlikeable, the women were all based on the worst stereotypes of womankind - neurotic, overbearing, "deeply weird", pushy, etc. The men did not fare much better, most being boxed into the same 'entitled male' box, being two dimensional caricatures who can show anger and no other emotions. Together, they were a back-biting, miserable group; if any were real, I would run as far and as fast as I could away from them.

After that, the plot, such as it was, was nothing much. Certainly not enough to redeem it from the caricatures in the book.

I will not be reading any more books in this series or by this author.

jawhybrow Sep 06, 2014

Written by a Canadian; set in our High Commission in London; published here in Victoria with financial assistance from the federal and BC governments.

But uses American spelling ... makes me very annoyed.

Jul 20, 2014

A very enjoyable read. Looking forward to reading future Forsyth and Hay mysteries.

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