The newest DCI Jack Callum mystery easily meets the high standards set by Maynard Sims’s previous novels. Once again, Sims offers readers a complex mystery where surprises abound set within a vibrantly depicted 1950s Britain. Sims’s attention to detail brings the era and its issues to life making it easy to immerse oneself in the mystery.
In For Her Sins, DCI Callum and his team must discover who brutally murdered a young nun and why. Was she killed for her religion or for more personal reasons? The case is further complicated by the subsequent murder of a handsome priest. Both police officials and members of the church hierarchy want the scandal to be silenced, but DCI Callum is determined to discover the truth and obtain justice for Sister Bernadette.
If you enjoy historical mysteries or police procedurals, you won’t be disappointed by Maynard Sims’s...
Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date: March 26, 2016
The 1950s marked a period of great change for British society as well as the British police force. The DCI Callum police procedurals wonderfully depict the changing culture and attitudes while giving the reader a thrilling mystery. Part of what makes these novels so enjoyable is that DCI Callum is not only a perceptive detective, he is also a man who cares a great deal about his family and his community. He isn't a simple two-dimensional caricature, and neither are the members of his team or the members of his family.
In Prime Evil, an actor with ties to crime is brutally murdered. The further Callum and his team delve, the more complex the scenario becomes and the more difficult it is to untangle the pieces of the plot. Maynard Sims does a wonderful job of showing how detectives gathered evidence by bits and pieces without the help of detailed forensics. WPC Myra Ban...
Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date: January 18, 2016
I’ve been consistently impressed by the British Police Procedurals released by Joffe Books. No Evil is no different. It is an excellent procedural set in the late 50’s in a small English town. The novel is the first of a series featuring DCI Jack Callum, a detective who is not only smart and focused on his job, he is also a man who cares a great deal about his family. Being a good father and a good husband is as important to him as being good at his job. He is a compassionate and compelling lead.
No Evil is cleverly plotted. While the culprits are revealed early on to the readers, knowing only makes the situation more tense. As the reader watches, youths are abducted only to be discovered days later eyes and mouth sewn shut and ears filled with wax. It is a race against time, as the local team led by DCI Callum struggle to follow leads and prevent further murders. The...