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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Race to Death by Leigh Russell

Race to Death with border Eonly 9780062325730 Cover Title: Race to Death Author: Leigh Russell Genre: Mystery/Detective Release Date: January 27, 2014 Publisher: Witness Impulse a imprint of HarperCollins
A man plummets to his death during the York Races. Despite the large crowds, no witnesses are able to help confirm if the death was a suicide or a murder. Newly- promoted Detective Ian Peterson is plunged into the complex case that splashes across the headlines.All the while the killer has begun to hunt his next victim and before long the body count increases. With pressure to solve the cases mounting Ian must put aside his personal life despite pressure from his wife. But the killer is following the investigation far more intensely than Ian realizes and time is running out as the case suddenly gets a lot closer to home...


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At the races, a man suddenly plummets to his death from a balcony his wife and brother becomes the prime suspects regarding his death.

His brother Richard meanwhile is stalk by the killer who leaves him death threats.  Afraid to go to the police in fear of secrets he does not want out. 

Newly appointed Detective Inspector Ian Peterson is assigned the case at the races when a woman‘s body is also found.   There are no suspects even when Richard becomes the next victim.

For Detective Peterson the case seems like it is not going anywhere but when his wife is sudden kidnapped by the killer, he realizes he is closer to the truth. Can he catch the killer before she becomes the next victim?

This is a quick pace story that moves along at an enjoyable rate.

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Leigh RussellLEIGH RUSSELL is described as “a brilliant talent” by Jeffery Deaver. CUT SHORT (2009) was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger Award for Best First Novel. Road Closed (2010) was listed as a Top Read on Eurocrime. With Dead End (2011) Leigh’s detective Geraldine Steel was Number 1 on amazon kindle’s bestseller chart for female sleuths. Leigh Russell is the award-winning author of the Geraldine Steel and Ian Peterson mysteries. She is an English teacher who lives in the UK with her family.    

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