The Dead Hand of History

The Dead Hand of History

A DCI Monika Paniatowski Mystery

Book - 2009
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On Monika's first day in the new job, a severed female hand is dicovered on the riverbank. Only hours into the case, she finds she can no longer trust her colleagues-- or even herself.
Publisher: Sutton : Severn House, 2009
ISBN: 9780727868053
Characteristics: 235 p. ; 23 cm


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hania4987 Aug 22, 2013

disappointing on a couple of levels ... this is DCI Monika Paniatowski's first case on the first day of her promotion and she does not know if she can handle her new position effectively. It's a pretty straightforward story and a very quick read. Monika seems to be flailing with the investigation and with her team, but you never get more details, so these relationships will probably be fleshed out in the series. The story is also annoying because the author uses characters obviously from previous books, so you feel like you have walked in on a private conversation. Secondly, the author also has 2 characters who are Polish and continually misuses the masculine and feminine versions of their surnames, in addition to the misspelling of another man's name (I read the ebook version, so I am going to attribute this to poor editing).

Aug 07, 2013

This police procedural is a good read.


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