A Dance of Ghosts (PI John Craine)

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From a highly successful children's author, a compelling crime debut introducing determined and deeply troubled PI John Craine

PI John Craine is struggling to cope with the weight of his past. Sixteen years ago his wife, Stacy, was brutally murdered. Craine found her body in their bed. Since then, to escape the pain and the unanswered questions, he has buried himself in work by day, and whiskey by night. But one phone call changes everything. The mother of missing young woman Anna Gerrish calls on his services, and Craine soon finds himself at the center of a sinister web of corruption and lies that leads back into the murky waters of the past—and to the night that Craine has spent more than a decade trying to forget. As he delves deeper and deeper into the case, everything gets increasingly, terrifyingly, personal. It's up to Craine to stop history from repeating itself.

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Kevin Brooks is the award-winning author of more than 10 children's novels, including Candy, iBoy, Kissing the Rain, and Lucas. A Dance of Ghosts is his first adult novel.

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This fine novel works interesting changes on a couple of detective-story standbys. It even manages to intertwine them. The first is the shattered cop trying to rebuild his life as a PI. The second is the DNA left on a victim’s body and traced to a dead man. John Craine was a copper in a southern English town. He came home to find his wife brutally murdered. We meet him later as a feckless PI, humiliated by the man he’s trailing. Craine doesn’t fret; he has another Scotch. He’s had gallons since the murder. Then he’s hired to find a missing young woman, and his inquiries create new questions. Why were the police so indifferent? Why are the police officers who pretended to investigate the same ones who failed to solve his wife’s murder? And what about that DNA? When the answers come, are they about corruption or just another sad family history? Readers who don’t want to brood on that will be happy to know that Brooks has provided a fine shootout finale. A tense, compulsive read. --Don Crinklaw

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