Dead on your feet – Stephen Puleston

Book Blurb:

“A gruesome exhibit…
When the dead body of a woman is found on public display, the murder scene bears all the hallmarks of a famous work of art. DI Ian Drake knows he is dealing with a very creative and intelligent killer – one who enjoys having their work showcased for all to see.

A gallery of death…
As more murders take place, each copying a famous work of art, Drake faces a murderer who always seems to be one step ahead. And when one of the suspects is revealed to be his own brother, the pressure mounts…this case just got very personal.

The portrait of a killer.
The art world is small, but the murderer’s ego is too big to hide forever. Drake knows he is getting closer to unmasking the culprit, but can he stop the killer before their grand finale – and a very public murder?”

My Thoughts:

Welcome back to deepest darkest Wales dear readers and listeners.

Things for DI Drake takes its darkest turn yet and I absolutely loved it.

New cases bring new team members and new dynamics.

From the very beginning I was hooked by the shadowy villain, so creepy and realistic. Also I liked the seemingly innocent cover that says so much yet doesn’t give anything away.

I loved how with the introduction of new team members , how the remaining original ones had to adapt to new people it was all very well written.

Every crime scene was brutally beautiful in its description, I could see every detail through the eyes of drake and the team.

Even drake himself has improved since the last book, his oddities are abit more under control, but as always life with him is never simple, but you will have to listen to it to find out why.

We welcome back one of my favourite welsh voices Richard Elfyn, who again tackles the Welsh language expertly as we have come to know and love. An award for pronouncing those town names alone should be on the cards.

This was definitely my favourite of the series so far, a brilliant stand alone but fits into a series that is quickly becoming a firm favourite of mine. So if you want a British crime thriller that keeps you interested from the first word to the last, then get this book or in fact the series into your audible library.

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