Down Among the Dead Men #2 Rafferty & Llewellyn British Detective Series
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Series: Rafferty and Llewellyn British Detective Series, Book 2
Genre: Mystery
Tags: British Detective Series, Recommended Books
Publisher: Geraldine Evans
Publication Year: 2010
ASIN: B0042P53NS
A beautiful murder victim whom everyone loved, found in a meadow, uprooted wild flowers strewn about her and, in her hand, a single marigold, has British Detective Joe Rafferty clutching at improbable theories - one of which might even turn out to be true.
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Just delightful, August 9, 2014
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I’m a fan, and this one filled the bill. I have a great affection for Inspector Rafferty, and the long suffering Llewellyn because of plots like this. You know how the story will develop, but with no hint of the resolution. Nothing complicated, just good solid writing and fun.
If you read one, you will seek out the others, July 1, 2014
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The Rafferty & Llewellyn books are great.
Great British Police Procedural, December 30, 2010
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I downloaded the eBook edition of Down Among the Dead Men after reading a post by author, Geraldine Evans on KindleBoards. I like Police Procedural mysteries, and this one was spot on (couldn’t help myself, since this is set in England)!

In this second of the Rafferty & Llewellyn crime novels, the team investigates Barbara Longman’s murder. Her body is found in a deserted field of wild flowers, and the woman is related to an influential family in the Essex community. Multiple suspects from within the family keep our two detectives taking interviews in Essex and London, and piecing together what could have happened.

Told from Rafferty’s point of view (third person), we see the crime investigation and also get Rafferty’s take on the family, his partner, and life in general. It’s sometimes whimsical, and always presents a great picture of the characters. Rafferty knows he’s considered the “Columbo” of his precinct, and he constantly chafes under Llewellyn’s garrulous erudition about anything and everything.

I was quite take with the language and writing in this book, such as, “… swallowing statements whole generally caused investigatory indigestion. He chewed over what Henry had said…” Great phrasing throughout, which shows the thoughtful writing of this book. This type of writing doesn’t occur with a dashed-off story.

The series originally was published more than a decade ago in hardback editions from Severn House. I hope more of Evans’ titles end up on Kindle, and I will look for older editions at my Public Library. Five Stars

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