Sunday, 25 September 2011

A Hint of Murder - The Doctor by Lia Fairchild

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This was the second in the Hint of Murder series by Lia and the quality was no less high.  Another well-shaped novella with all the right ingredients and seasoned to perfection.

The problem of hospital ward overcrowding seems to be taken seriously by a serial patient killer……..but what's the pattern, the reason and who out of the 5 suspects has motive enough to take the lives of innocent bystanders?  These are the questions that the detectives have to solve.

It doesn't seem possible in a short story to be able to provide much character development, but Lia is very skilful in choosing just the right information to compile a well-defined conception of each of the characters.  So much so, that you are kept guessing right to the very end.

More please, Lia, these are getting addictive.

3 comments:

  1. Cathy, you made it sound interesting enough that I went to Amazon - read a synopsis there of the plot and I wound up buying it. When I looked for other books by Lia Fairchild - it turned out I had already read another one (Special Delivery). Thanks for the review !! NDG

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  2. I too read this before it was published and thoroughly enjoyed it - well done Lia - looking forward to the next one!

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  3. Thanks for the review. I love crime novels and think I might give this one a go.

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