‘Death in Profile’ by Guy Fraser-Sampson
I got my copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review. This is the first book of a series. ‘Death in Profile’ is already out as an eBook and will be available in paperback from the 28th March 2016.
London’s Hampstead, a normally respectable and quiet place, is shattered by a series of horrifying murders. The police investigation has been going on for a while and it doesn’t seem to be progressing much. Pressurised by senior officers who are desperate for a result, a new initiative is clearly needed and fast.
Intellectual analysis and police procedure vie with the gut instinct of ‘copper’s nose’, and who would have thought that a famous fictional detective could be of assistance. A psychological profile of the murderer allows the police to narrow down their search. But will they be able to solve the case before Scotland Yard loses patience with them? That’s for you the reader to find out.
I thoroughly enjoyed ‘Death in Profile’. It was so good that I stayed up till late at night reading it and then woke up early this morning to carry on. When the cover was revealed several months ago I absolutely loved it; the old fashioned street lamp, everything.
I am a big fan of crime fiction and have devoured quite a lot of books in this genre. I don’t even seem to mind if they are grisly. However, ‘Death in Profile’ was totally different to anything I have read so far. It concentrated mainly on the actual police investigation, preparation for counsel meetings and the court hearing.
I thought this story was really quite unique and very thought provoking. It got me trying to work out who the killer could possibly be. It also shows you just what the police have to go through when trying to solve a big investigation.
I will definitely be getting myself a paperback copy to add to my collection and I am really looking forward to reading the next in the series. I hope that I get to meet some of the original characters again.
I give this book 4 out of 5.
‘Death in Profile’ is available from Urbane Publications – http://urbanepublications.com/books/death-in-profile/
The eBook can be bought from Amazon UK and the paperback pre-ordered – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Death-Profile-Hampstead-Murders-no1/dp/191069293X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1458486555&sr=1-1&keywords=death+in+profile