Peter Turnbull

Gift Wrapped

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DCI Hennessey and Sgt. Yellich return in “a cleverly plotted, absorbing yarn that crime-fiction readers will savor” from the author of The Altered Case (Booklist).
When four postcards are sent anonymously to the staff of an advice center, each with the word “murder” scribbled in a foreign language and the same precise map coordinates, the police are called. DCI Hennessey of the Vale of York police and his team of detectives visit the sinister location and make a chilling discovery: the body of a professional man who had been reported missing ten years earlier. Who sent the postcards, and why so long after the crime? As Hennessey and his team investigate—uncovering more past murders, a case of local authority corruption and two manipulative wives keen to gift-wrap their husbands as murderers in order to benefit financially from their estates—they find themselves drawn into a puzzling and dangerous investigation.
“An elegantly constructed plot and a sly ending . . . Fans of contemporary British police procedurals will be satisfied.” —Publishers Weekly
“DCI George Hennessey must rely on his team of Webster, Pharoah, Ventnor and Yellich to show their characteristic persistence in tracking a killer whose crimes are as devious as they are far-flung . . . their professional skills are worth your time.” —Kirkus Reviews
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241 printed pages
Original publication
2013

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