Death on Dartmoor
Death On Dartmoor A West Country Crime Mystery Book 2 by Bernie Steadman Bloodhound Books Mystery & Thrillers Pub Date 25 Jun 2018
Death on Dartmoor is an excellent British police procedural. DI Hellier and his team are three dimensional, the differences in their personalities, talents and approaches making for a realistic investigation. They have lives beyond their jobs. The cases they are faced with are daunting. In the one, they have a pair of teens, one dead, one severely injured from the use of badly made “legal” highs. Finding the seller and the maker of the drugs before someone else is killed is a necessity. They are also tasked with finding the identities of two headless, handless corpses as well as their killer - a case made all the more difficult by the state of decay.
Death on Dartmoor is appealing because it combines a complex plot with a very human set of investigators and supporting characters. It makes for a solid addition to the genre.
4 / 5
I received a copy of Death on Dartmoor from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
Life is good for DI Dan Hellier until the discovery of two headless, handless bodies buried in a bog on Dartmoor. But how can he identify the victims when nobody has reported them missing? The tension mounts when the death of a young man plunges Hellier into the murky world of the Garrett family. Could the peaceful, family-run Animal Rescue Centre really be a cover for murder and other criminal activity? Hellier is about to learn just how far people will go to get what they want. And this investigation will challenge Hellier’s decisions as he races to catch another murderer before it’s too late.