Then the note arrives, referring to a crime committed more than fifty years earlier - and it becomes clear that someone is playing a childish - but all too deadly - game with the police. To make matters worse, journalist Caroline King has got hold of the story - and Sarah Quinn's troubles are only just beginning. New here?
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DS Bev Morriss is a born and bred Brummie. She was born there, went to school there, went fishing with her dad down the Worcester and Birmingham canal. She loves the place, loves the people; defends it to the hilt. In the early books she lived in a Balsall Heath maisonette and has now progressed to a redbrick terrace in Moseley. She knows the best pubs, restaurants and wine bars. She revels in keeping the bad guys off the streets she loves. In my new series, also set in Birmingham, featuring DI Sarah Quinn and journalist Caroline King — only Caroline is a native on the city, though she got out at the earliest opportunity.
Child’s Play: A DI Sarah Quinn Mystery
DI Quinn is a blow-in from London. The Birmingham readers I meet are really enthusiastic about the books being setting in the city. At readings and author events, they tell me how they love the fact they know most of the locations, the pubs, the wine bars. Have you ever made any goofs in depicting your location or time period? Please share—the more humorous the better we all have. I told him it was journalistic license. Of the Birmingham novels, do you have a favorite book or scene that focuses on the place? Could you quote a short passage or give an example of how the location figures in your novels?
Sarah ducked under the police tape, heading for two uniformed officers guarding the bridge fifty metres or so in the distance.
The near stagnant water on her right was dark, dank, foul-smelling; occasional oil patches glinted lilac and pink. No brightly lit bistros or classy restaurants lined the canal here.
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Straggly nettle verges were littered with rusting cans, empty chip wrappers, used condoms. Could have prepared anyone.
- Maureen Carter’s Birmingham Police Novels: More Canals than Venice.
- Hardback Editions.
- Miami Dolphins 1975: A Game-by-Game Guide!
- MacArthur in Asia: The General and His Staff in the Philippines, Japan, and Korea?
Touching his shoulder gently, she sidled past slowly, delaying the moment. Auxiliary lighting not wuite set up.
She ran her torch over the grimy brickwork, the swags of cobweb curtain; here and there dusty grey weeds sprouted among faded graffito, in the far corner a desiccated dog turd. She gave an involuntary scream of anguish. And searing fury. Who are your favorite writers, and do you feel that other writers influenced you in your use of the spirit of place in your novels?
Who are my favourite writers? How long have you got? Her series is set on the Norfolk coast and features forensic archaeologist, Ruth Galloway. Finally, Sarah Rayne has an enviable ability to imbue locations with a sense of menace and intrigue.
- Second Chance in Dry Creek (Mills & Boon Love Inspired) (Return to Dry Creek, Book 4);
- Next of Kin : A British Police Procedural!
- The Last Ark: Part III - The Blackout (Is The Antichrist Already In The Vatican?).
Seriously, the books are remarkably accomplished. Either, close to the Camel Trail in Cornwall so that I could cycle there every day with the sea breeze in my hair and wonderful views of the estuary, or. The story focuses on the complex issue of on-street grooming.
Maureen, thanks so much for your input to Scene of the Crime, and good luck with the new series. For more information on the works of Maureen Carter, visit her homepage. Comments RSS. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account.
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