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The TV Detective

(2010)
(The fifth book in the TV Detective series)
A novel by

 
 
Dan Groves is a television reporter newly assigned to the crime beat and not at all happy about it.

Dan knows next nothing about police work or how to report on it, so when he persuades Detective Chief Inspector Adam Breen to allow him to shadow a high-profile murder inquiry it seems like the perfect solution. Sadly for Dan it soon becomes clear some members of the police force have no intention of playing nice with the new boy.

With his first case Dan is dropped in at the deep-end. A man is killed in a lay-by with a blast through the heart from a shotgun. The victim is notorious local businessman Edward Bray, a man with so many enemies there are almost too many suspects for the police to eliminate.

As tensions rise Dan comes close to being thrown off the case until the detectives realise that far from being a liability, Dan might actually be the key to tempting the murderer into a trap.

The TV Detective is the first book in a classic crime series from Simon Hall, who until recently was the BBC Crime Correspondent for the Devon and Cornwall area.

Praise for Simon Hall

"Hall's characterisations are so good it's hard to believe you are reading a work of fiction... "

"More than just well written, it brings alive the people and places, hard to put down... "

"A spectacular, gripping, brilliant book. A storyline that keeps you intrigues and guessing right to the end."

"Hall is a compelling writer. He should be applauded for writing a book which, though irreverent at times, leaves the reader with a need to question and reflect.

"A really enjoyable read... taut, well plotted and creates such pace it became a personal race against time to finish it in one sitting."


Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Simon Hall's The TV Detective

Paperback Editions

April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The TV Detective: Volume 1
Author(s): Simon Hall
ISBN: 1-912526-10-7 / 978-1-912526-10-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fahrenheit Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The TV Detective (The TV Detective Series)
Author(s): Simon Hall
ISBN: 1-907016-05-8 / 978-1-907016-05-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Accent Press Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

March 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The TV Detective
Author(s): Simon Hall
Publisher: Fahrenheit Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The TV Detective (The TV Detective)
Author(s): Simon Hall
Publisher: Accent Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA