Book length - 320 pages
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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.
DEATH IN PROFILE by Guy Fraser-Sampson is the first book in the Hampstead Murders series and is unlike any other modern crime fiction novel that is currently out there. Faced with a psychopath raping and murdering women, the constabulary of Hampstead are under pressure to find their man and find him soon. As they begin to work with a profiler, the evidence begins to slot into place, but looks can often be deceiving. As the lead detectives, Collison, Metcalfe, and Willis take an alternative approach to their investigations, and focus a lot more on research, psychological theory, and dipping into literary fiction for ideas, we get to delve into another side of crime fiction reminiscent of the mysteries of old, which makes the reader really stop and evaluate what is unfolding on the page. With added pressure from the top, death, despair, literary throwbacks, and confusing personal relationships, DEATH IN PROFILE by Guy Fraser-Sampson is perfectly paced so that the reader never gets bored. This book is so much more than an excellent crime novel or a good mystery. It is a novel that delves deep into the characters beliefs and intelligence, into society at large, and takes the reader on a compelling and enthralling journey from beginning to end. I cannot wait to begin reading MISS CHRISTIE REGRETS which is the second instalment in this mesmerising new series.
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖📖 5++++++++++++++++++++++++
Guy Fraser-Sampson is an established writer best known for his series of ‘Mapp and Lucia’ novels which have been featured on BBC Radio 4 and optioned by BBC television.
Originally a corporate lawyer, he currently teaches at Cass Business School and acts as a board advisor to high growth companies. For more information:
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