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Shooting Elvis

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Author Stuart Pawson
Rights World English
ISBN 9780749012014
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DCI Charlie Priest and his crew at Heckley Police Headquarters are presented with a bizarre murder that leads to the discovery of low-tech industrial espionage. But is selling your employer’s confidential records enough to warrant this particularly sadistic murder? Appearances deceive, and it transpires that the victim may have been chosen because of his facial resemblance to a convicted serial killer called the Midnight Strangler.

Priest is content in his work, and his home life shows signs of improving.  When his new girlfriend, a former world-class athlete known as La Gazelle, wins her comeback race his happiness overflows. But all is not well in his team as old enmities begin to surface. The next victim is murdered in even more bizarre circumstances, and Charlie begins to wonder if he himself is a catalyst that motivates the killer.

And the case has now become personal?

What The Critics Said

‘Yorkshire’s answer to Inspector Morse’

The Bookseller

‘The drama of the climactic scene…ranks as possibly the most exciting section in any of the Priest chronicles’

Tangled Web

‘Distinctive and richly appealing’

Deadly Pleasures

‘Pawson has struck gold with his crime collection featuring the affable detective Charlie Priest…if you’ve not read Pawson before, shame on you…brilliant stuff’

York Evening Press

‘Increasing popular Yorkshire-set series…a mixture of wit and twists which will appeal to admirers of early Reginald Hill or the Inspector Frost books'.

Morning Star

‘Pawson’s knowledge of police procedure and forensics is unrivalled… This novel goes down like a good malt’

Shots Magazine

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  1. Mrs K Lamb

    I would so like to thank Stuart Pawson for keeping me awake at nights, can’t put the books down – have to find out who dunnit. I love his sense of humour and the way he gives you a sense of camaraderie with all the officers in the story. I can also relate to the place names having lived in yorkshire all my life, I suspect he may be a birdwatcher as I am and I see his bird descriptions coming through.I also know Fairburn village very well and often wonder if I may be fortunate enough to meet him there. Unfortunately I now find I have read all his books so I have to start again. THANKS AGAIN for keeping me entertained.

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