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DEATH IN PROFILE GUY FRASER-SAMPSON

April 17, 2016

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DEATH IN PROFILE GUY FRASER- SAMPSON

The genteel façade of London’s Hampstead is shattered by a series of terrifying murders, and the ensuing police hunt is threatened by internal politics, and a burgeoning love triangle within the investigative team. Pressurised by senior officers desperate for a result a new initiative is clearly needed, but what?  
Intellectual analysis and police procedure vie with the gut instinct of ‘copper’s nose’, and help appears to offer itself from a very unlikely source – a famous fictional detective. A psychological profile of the murderer allows the police to narrow down their search, but will Scotland Yard lose patience with the team before they can crack the case? 
Praised by fellow authors and readers alike, this is a truly original crime story, speaking to a contemporary audience yet harking back to the Golden Age of detective fiction. Intelligent, quirky and mannered, it has been described as ‘a love letter to the detective novel’. Above it all hovers Hampstead, a magical village evoking the elegance of an earlier time, and the spirit of mystery-solving detectives.

MY REVIEW
A comforting old school crime fiction with a modern twist. Classy and sophisticated. If you thought the Golden Age of crime writing was dead, then read this. This book is the first of the Hampstead Murders series sees a police investigation into a series of sex killings threatened by internal politics and a burgeoning love triangle. Faced by senior officers desperate for results a new initiative is clearly needed, but what?
 Having said that I do like to find a new crime author, but to be really honest I didn’t find that this crime book grab my full attention as much as some of the well established crime authors do.
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