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Death Toll

A Mystery

A Detective Shaw Mystery

Jim Kelly

Minotaur Books

“Ever since the days of Agatha Christie, the great divide in the British detective story has been between plot and character…The novels of Jim Kelly are. . . a find.” —The New York Times Book Review Rookie detective Peter Shaw teams up with his father’s tough expartner to investigate both a gruesome series of present-day murders and some unfinished business from the past.

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DEATH TOLL (Chapter 1)

Sunday, 12 December 2010

DI Peter Shaw stood amongst the gravestones of Flensing Meadow Cemetery, his walking boots invisible in a ground mist that had slipped off the river with the tide and trickled over the grass, filling the reopened graves. High tide: and on that high tide an Icelandic trawler was coming up the river in the night, a house of lights and rasping chains, and bouncing across the moonlit water the voices of men speaking a savage language. Stars turned above Shaw's head like a planetarium. The mist was damp and it made the meadow smell of rotting

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  • JIM KELLY, the son of a Scotland yard detective and winner of the CWA Dagger in the Library award, lives in England.
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    A Mystery

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    Jim Kelly

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