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Thread of Evidence

Thread of Evidence

Neil Paget Police Procedures (Volume 4)

Frank Smith

Minotaur Books

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In Frank Smith's police procedural Thread of Evidence, Shropshire Detective Chief Inspector Neil Paget leads an investigation into the brutal murder of a leading real estate developer. Discovered stabbed to death in his regular suite at the upscale Tudor Hotel, Jim Bolen has many enemies, both personal and professional. Paget and his motley crew of police officers must trace the movements of this multitude of players who benefited from Bolen's death, including a mysterious young woman seen that night running barefoot from the hotel. What they find will show a family in turmoil as well as a controversial business deal in the making, two arenas where it seems everyone wants to make a killing...

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CHAPTER 1
SATURDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER




"I want that man out of here. Understand? He's been here the best part of two hours, and I have people waiting. I want him out now!"
"But I can't simply tell him...

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Praise for Thread of Evidence

"Neil Paget is an engaging, sympathetic character, and the narrative's intricate twists make for a lively read." - Publishers Weekly

"Devotees of the cozy British procedural will savor all the clues, the timetable, and especially Paget's ever more interesting love life." - Kirkus Reviews

"Mixes the conventions of the British cozy with a dose of bracing contemporary forensics. ... Well-disciplined and riveting." - Booklist

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Frank Smith

Frank Smith's first DCI Paget novel was shortlisted for Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel. He lives in British Columbia, Canada.

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