Death Of A Temptress

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Death Of A Temptress Book Summary

DS Dave Slater is suspended from duty. The injustice of taking the rap for a fast-track London detective’s botched investigation hits him hard. To add insult to injury, his boss hands him a closed case for a discreet re-investigation. Is this a chance to redeem himself or a way of ensuring he fails?

Ruth Thornhill went missing six months ago. According to the evidence, she ran off with another man, so the Met closed the case. However, Ruth’s sister Beverley refuses to give up. And Beverley has friends in high places. 

Slater’s enquiries soon find inconsistencies in the original investigation, and after a near-fatal encounter with a London bus, he realises the stakes are far higher than he imagined. Someone wants him to disappear. 

An unlikely ally, in the form of fellow scapegoat DS Norman Norman, helps him uncover disturbing connections between the missing woman, a Chinese businessman, a glossy magazine, an online escort agency, a top London banker and senior officers from London’s Serious Crime Unit.

The two uncover a mire of corruption, blackmail, deception and possibly the most cunning murder ever seen. The evidence stacks up against one particular suspect and Slater and Norman close in. 

But as with most things in Slater’s life, nothing is ever simple.

“If you like your crime with a lighter touch, Death of a Temptress is a refreshing, entertaining mix of mystery and humour that never takes itself too seriously.”

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  • Death of a temptress

    By Nbroca
    Very good plot, well developed and with enough twists and turns to mKe it more interesting. However, you paint Dave Slater as somewhat dumb at times and that does nor really go well with his shown smartness in general. Dave is smart and honest, so, please, keep him that way.
  • Death of a Temptress

    By MtKaty
    Loved your book. I pretty much only mysteries and this was one of the few lately that kept me from jumping to the end and deleting it. I wish you much success in future books.
  • Great book

    By JGMcMann
    Great book! Definitely adding to my "must read" list of authors.
  • First P.F. Ford.

    By trucky3212
    As stated, my first book by P.F. Ford, but certainly not my last! I will be waiting for the next Dave Slater episode. A great read with equally great characters.
  • Death of a temptress

    By spridget
    Good book. Lots of plot twists; lots of suspects. Characters were well-drawn and believable. Added as needed when needed. Kept me interested and involved. Plot scenes diverse and interesting. Minor characters helped move the plot along. I will definitely read more by this author.
  • Death Of A Temptress

    By B'dos
    Gripping. Credible. A great read
  • Death of a temptresses

    By Woogha
    Not having a flowery vocabulary of an author myself, I will keep it simple. It was VERY,VERY GOOD !
  • Great story

    By Broken rod
    I could not put the book down. I also got an intro to English slang! Looking for the next story.
  • Great read

    By Mangy Ranger
    I have always enjoyed British police dramas. This is one of the best.
  • A Delightful Head Scratcher!

    By Dough DRT
    Detective stories have become a dime a dozen. What makes this story so successful is the odd pairing of Detective David Slater with Detective Norman Norman, an out of shape Detective who looks as if he sleeps in his clothes. They seem an odd coupling, but they work well together from the start. They were each thrown under the bus by an upper level Special Detective, have lost the respect of their peers, and been put out to pasture. Their need to show they are better than ever brings out a can-win attitude they forgot they had. They have enormous fun taking down the bad guy. It's infectious - I was rooting for them from the start. The characters are well developed - most of them posh, beautiful, and rich. The mystery is a head scratcher, and it's more than satisfying when these two, who bicker and care for each other like an old married couple, figure things out and come back way on top.

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