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Killing Time

Killing Time

An outstanding series’ NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

A Bill Slider Mystery

Detective Inspector Bill Slider is back at work with a thumping headache, courtesy of the last villain he apprehended. But he is minus Atherton, a friend and colleague, who’s still recovering from his injuries.

Slider was hoping for a quiet week, but a murder at a night club plunges him into the underworld of entertainment to question table-dancers, prostitutes, pimps and cabinet ministers. And when it appears that this murder could be linked to another unsolved case, Slider is left with more questions than ever.

What with Atherton’s slow recovery and his replacement’s unhealthy interest in Slider, the DI has enough to fuel his headache for the foreseeable future. But the old grey matter won’t be denied; doggedly and with a whimper, Slider starts to unravel the truth…

Praise for the Bill Slider series:

‘Slider and his creator are real discoveries’
Daily Mail

‘Sharp, witty and well-plotted’
Times

‘Harrod-Eagles and her detective hero form a class act. The style is fast, funny and furious – the plotting crisply devious’
Irish Times
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 1st September 2011

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780748133239

Reviews

Harrod-Eagles delivers snappy prose and a ripping tour through the British music world.
Mostly Murder
This is an excellent, solidly professional police story: well-written, with well-drawn characters and a neatly dovetailed plot.
Evening Standard
There are plenty of suspects for old Bill Slider and his team, and a whole fishmonger's full of red herrings. Harrod-Eagles is a wonderfully assured, compelling plotter, and her hero is as appealing as ever.
Yorkshire Post
The charm oozed by Bill, who is a normal person with personal problems struggling to survive in a cruel world through humour and wit...a unique novel that gives readers a glimpse of an England rarely seen in this sub-genre.
HARRIET KLAUSNER
Harrod-Eagles unleashes an effective, dark-edged tale and serves up a truly nasty villain into the bargain... [She] gracefully builds upon her habitually elegant procedural stylings to deliver taut psychological suspense.
Publishers Weekly
Each plot twist, including one devious turn that throws suspicion on a former member of Slider's murder squad, hangs on the testimony of complicated characters who are among the author's finest stock. Nobody is exactly what he or she seems: not the victim, not even Slider, who has reason to examine his own
New York Times Book Review
The books work so well because the author manages to infuse them with a warmth and wit that lingers on after the last page is turned.
Yorkshire Post
Confident and lucid
Seattle Times