By Nick Oldham
The most recent Detective Inspector Christie mystery whilst the brutally murdered physique of a Manchester drug broker is located dumped simply contained in the Lancashire border, it seems that the useless guy were a CID informant operating for a small nucleus of corrupt detectives. Then a high-profile trial of a Manchester gangster collapses in disarray, amid accusations of police misconduct. Thrust into the research of the drug dealer's dying is DCI Henry Christie, lately lower back to paintings after a interval of suspension. Hoping for a steady re-entry into the task, Christie is as an alternative plunged headlong right into a complicated homicide research which has far-reaching results for the police provider . . .
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I assure you I'll look after the lady's well being. " Stokes answered. "The ship came down nose first, so the rear of the ship retains the bulk of its shape whilst the sub-frame at the front of the vessel has compacted, making it difficult to enter. I'd suggest you find your way around the left hand side," he indicated with a wave of his hand, "and enter through the main cabin door on the side of the gondola. I'm not sure what it is you're hoping to find in there, though, Sir Maurice. " Newbury shrugged.
Hose carts circled the wreckage, whilst onlookers milled around a police cordon that had been established around the entire perimeter of the park. A tree was on fire on the far side of the site, and firemen were currently engaged in trying to bring it under control before the flames spread to the neighbouring evergreens. The airship itself was now nothing but a burnt husk, its shattered substructure an exposed skeleton, stark against the surrounding parkland. It reminded Veronica of a beached whale she had once seen as a child, half-rotted in the sea air, its enormous ribcage exposed to the elements.
Good morning, Constable Pratt. I'm in need of some assistance. You see, my colleagues over there are labouring under the impression that I'm fully up-to-date with all the minutiae of this murder inquiry, but, as I'm relatively new to the job, I seem to be missing some of the pertinent facts. " "Certainly, ma'am. " Veronica feigned ignorance. "Well, we could start with the victims. " Pratt hesitated before going on. "Well ma'am, there are seven official victims, all of them strangled to death and abandoned in the street, just like this one.