Author Guy Fraser-Sampson
Publisher Urbane Publications
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review
The genteel façade of London’s Hampstead is shattered by a series of terrifying murders, and the ensuing police hunt is threatened by internal politics, and a burgeoning love triangle within the investigative team. Pressurised by senior officers desperate for a result a new initiative is clearly needed, but what?
Intellectual analysis and police procedure vie with the gut instinct of ‘copper’s nose’, and help appears to offer itself from a very unlikely source – a famous fictional detective. A psychological profile of the murderer allows the police to narrow down their search, but will Scotland Yard lose patience with the team before they can crack the case?
Above it all hovers Hampstead, a magical village evoking the elegance of an earlier time, and the spirit of mystery-solving detectives.
What did I think?
I love a good crime book and ‘Death in Profile’ really shows you ‘behind the scenes’ of the nitty-gritty police work that goes in to solving crimes. Guy Fraser-Sampson has written a classic ‘whodunnit’ that I couldn’t wait to finish.
Usually, I love my thrillers and I was kind of expecting a little bit more ‘gore’ to be present…but just because it wasn’t it doesn’t mean I was disappointed. I was really impressed with how Fraser-Sampson has managed to make such a compelling story out of the police procedurals. There are points in the ‘Death in Profile’ that are quite shocking and you didn’t really know what to make of it.
I loved how ‘Death in Profile’ managed to keep you on your toes and I must admit that I had a feeling that someone else entirely was the killer and as usually goes with these things, I was wrong! I think that just proves how well written this Fraser-Sampson book is because I suspected someone who wasn’t even a suspect!!!
The only reason why this isn’t a five star review is because I did feel that the ending was slightly disappointing after the huge build-up around the killings it kind of seemed to end so suddenly (and not that satisfyingly). ‘Death in Profile’ is book number one of the ‘Hampstead Murders’ series…I can’t wait to read the follow-on books!
My Rating? ♥♥♥♥
Will you be adding this to your TBR pile?