Publication Information: St. Martin’s/Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 2011
Genre: Suspense/Crime Fiction Setting: 21st century LondonPlot: Maeve Kerrigan is a London detective with the usual challenges of solving crimes while dealing with annoying and condescending male counterparts. They especially like to taunt her about being Irish and belittle her contributions to the murder investigation. I disliked them all, including, initially, the handsome Detective Constable Rob Langton who is working with her to catch a serial killer. Another very intriguing character is Superintendent Godley, whose name denotes his seemingly inscrutable demeanor. Godley sees Maeve’s potential but never seems to interfere in the squabbles of his staff. I would say these detectives need workplace harassment awareness training from an employment lawyer such as myself but I am sure that would only make things worse for Maeve. Her cohorts won’t change their ways until they are sued and/or forced to resign.