Now We Are Dead

Now We Are Dead

Book - 2017
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Detective Chief Inspector Roberta Steel got caught fitting up Jack Wallace--that's why they demoted her and quashed his sentence. Now he's back on the streets and women are being attacked againches But if DS Steel goes anywhere near him his lawyers will get her thrown off the force for good. Steel knows he's guilty and the longer he gets away with it, the more women will suffer. The question is: how much is she willing to sacrifice to stop him?
Publisher: London : HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780008257088
Characteristics: 382 pages :,illustrations ;,23 cm.


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Mar 02, 2018

I love Stuart MacBride and both the Logan McRae and Ash Henderson series. This one is about Roberta Steel, after having been demoted to a DS, working without her sidekick, Laz.

I love this quirky character. In this one we get to know her a bit better and find that she can actually work and is more passionate about her job than we've previously seen.
What I like about MacBride's novels is that while they often have violence, the books have a lot of humour and great characters. This one has all that...but the violence in this one turned me off...sad and sickening. While the bad guys get their comeuppance in the end, many of us just aren't used to the type of crimes committed in this story.

Jan 13, 2018

Ah, this is a tough one. Been reading this author for years & I'm a huge fan but this book was just not for me. Roberta Steel (from most of the Logan McRae series) takes centre stage as MC & all I can say is you'd better be one of her biggest fans to enjoy this outing.

The good stuff: a twisty mystery with a proper bad guy you desperately want to see get what he so karmically deserves.

What I didn't enjoy: 24/7 Roberta in all her grumpy, raunchy, scratching glory. She has a shiny new partner here & the mystery aspect of the plot takes a back seat as we are treated to a modern version of the Keystone Cops. They fall, trip, get splattered & assaulted over & over again in an attempt at physical screwball comedy that began to wear thin.

She's an original, I'll give her that. But I think this will be best enjoyed by readers who find her hilarious & are fans of the Three Stooges brand of humour.

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