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eBook Golden Mile to Murder, The (A Chief Inspector Woodend Mystery) download ISBN: 072785710X
Author: Sally Spencer
Publisher: Severn House Publishers (July 1, 2001)
Language: English
Pages: 248
ePub: 1440 kb
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Rating: 4.7
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Category: Mystery
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The Golden Mile to Murder (A Chief Inspector Woodend Mystery Book 5.

After days of evaluating evidence and following up leads, Woodend and his team learn that the murders are connected to a tragedy dating back seven years and involving the British army, several local men, and a Greek Cypriot. Well-developed characters, a touch of wry humor, deft writing, and plenty of unexpected twists make Spencer's Charlie Woodend series a top-notch British police procedural that belongs in all mystery collections worth their salt.

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The investigation into the brutal murder of a Blackpool policeman in the middle of the holiday season was never going to easy, but the case itself is not Woodend's only problem. There is trouble at home: his new boss, DS Ainsworth, is just waiting for an opportunity to stick a knife in his back; his invaluable assistant, Bob Rutter, had been replaced by a new sergeant more intent on advancing her own career than helping him - and the Blackpool police themselves seem to think it might be better if the killer were never found.

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Inspector Sam Blackstone has dealt with arsonists before - but never one quite like this. The body of a young man fished out of the Thames is of little interest to Londoners caught up in the excitement of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Yet to Inspector Sam Blackstone, the case is as puzzling as any he has ever come across. Fans of Alan Rustage's Woodend books will find in this brand new series the same ingenious plotting and entertaining turn of phrase.

The investigation into the brutal murder of a Blackpool policeman in the middle of the holiday season was never going to easy, but the case itself is not Woodend's only problem. There is trouble at home: his new boss, DS Ainsworth, is just waiting for an opportunity to stick a knife in his back; his invaluable assistant, Bob Rutter, had been replaced by a new sergeant more intent on advancing her own career than helping him -- and the Blackpool police themselves seem to think it might be better if the killer were never found . . .
Comments: (7)
Damand
First Sentence: Behind them shone the bright lights of Blackpool, ahead of them lay the darkness of the Irish Sea.

DCI Charlie Woodend is out of Scotland Yard and banished by his new boss, SD Ainsworth to Blackpool—without his right arm, Bob Rutter, to investigate the murder of a Blackpool policeman. There, he is assigned DS Monika Paniatowski, who has issues of her own, not the least of which is being the first female sergeant in Blackpool. They are also up against a squad determined to prevent Woodend from finding out too much.

The book opens with a classic scene of a young couple at the beach, but the scene has a very non-classic ending. At the end of the first chapter, there’s no question that you’ll go on to read the rest.

Spencer provides wonderful descriptions of Woodend’s return to the town in which he grew up and that feeling of both familiarity and foreignness one can have…”So perhaps you never really could go back, he thought—because back wasn’t there any longer.”

The best description of Woodend is given by an officer who’d worked with him previously…”You don’t really know the meaning of the term “bloody-minded” until you’ve worked the Cloggin’-it Charlie. He’s stubborn, unreasonable, relentless, and possibly the best policeman it’s ever been my privilege to work with.” He is also a fan of Dickens, hard, but fair and, it turns out, a very good team leader and boss to the young, female, D.S. Monika’s background is very much incorporated into the story. Spencer’s representation of a woman who has experienced that which Monika has done, is painfully accurate.

Spencer’s descriptions can be delightful, particularly that of Woodend’s landlady…”She was a real dragon, Woodend thought admiringly. If Saint George had had to face a creature like Mrs. Bowyer in this quest to free the maiden, he would have abandoned the girl to her fate and gone off in search of the nearest pub.” He also provide an excellent sense of time by including references to books, television shows—Bonanza--and movies—The Guns of Navarone—of the time.

“The Golden Mile to Murder” is an excellent mystery that is so well plotted. Not only did I not identify the killer, but the epilogue provides a wonderful “WOW” moment.

THE GOLDEN MILE TO MURDER (Pol Proc-DCI Charlie Woodend-Blackpool, England-1960s/Contemp) - Ex
Sally Spencer (aka Alan Rustage) – 5th in series
Severn House, 2001
Xaluenk
This series, set in the 60's in Britain, features Charlie Woodend - too good a detective to be fired, too apolitical to be popular with his superiors. You have to like his take-no-guff and kiss-no-asses personality, but if you do - as I do - you'll be rewarded with solid detection and an honest presentation of the clues so you can test you wits against Charlie's. I read a lot of Brit mysteries and a lot of police procedurals, and this series is one of my favorites.
Bodwyn
Of all the series I have read so far this is the one that stands out. Charlie Woodend performs as usual. The sense of place is superb - Blackpool at its seedy best. Good characterisations and very good plotting as well. Highly recommended.
Unereel
This was not one Sally Spencer's best, I feel. I stayed with it but it didn't keep me in suspense.
However, I will not give up on her as an author because I've enjoyed about five others.
Cae
With the current trend towards murders committed by mentally deranged, serial killers, Golden Mile to Murder (A Chief Inspector Woodend Mystery) comes as a refreshing relief. As a result of his stubborn insistence on solving crimes using his own methods, Chief Inspector Woodend is assigned his first case in the semi-backwaters of northern England in the 1960's. A local bobby has been killed, and the department wants to avoid exposure of rumored corruption. So Woodend is saddled with a task force more intent on (mis)guiding the investigation than solving the crime. Even his female "bagperson", who has major issues from hazing by the male officers, is assigned to the case to add static and impede the investigation. Woodend makes the best of the situation and the solves the crime his own way. The investigation is covered fairly, and the reader has a reasonable chance of deducing the solution at the same pace as the detective. The two leading characters are clever and appealing, and they form a team that is formidable, once they get past their personal obstacles. The atmosphere of a small coastal tourist town is very well done, with just enough to give a flavorful glimpse. The whole thing is woven into a seamless tale. Blood, gore, profanity, and sex, though present to some extent, take a back seat to the crime and its solution.

Well worth reading if you enjoy the genre. Four full stars, and maybe another 1/2.
Querlaca
Detective Chief Inspector Charlie Woodend is booted out of Scotland Yard and sent to the 'provinces' where he is immediately assigned the case of a murdered policeman. Determined not to give the outsider with the reputation for being difficult any advantages, Woodend's new boss saddles him with a female Detective Sergeant determined to interpret anything he says as a sexual advance, and a staff of detectives willing to subvert the hunt for justice in order to protect the reputation of the fallen cop.
Woodend, along with Blonde bombshell Detective Sergeant Monika Paniatowski, descend into the English tourist destination of Blackpool with its barkers, tame girlie shows, lame comic routines, and close-knit carney community and find themselves cut off from effective work. If Woodend doesn't find a way to overcome Paniatowski's predjudices against all superiors, and to get effective work from the resentful local detectives, he'll fail.
Author Sally Spencer does a powerful job describing 1960s England, from its smokers, its transition from the war years and the coal/textiles-based industrial economy to a modern service economy, and the provincialism that remained in the north of England. At the same time, she has created two fully dimensioned characters in Paniatowski and Woodend. It's a joy to watch them step through initial distrust to achieve something akin to a partnership.
I could have done with a few fewer descriptions of Woodend's cigarette of choice (Capstan Full Strength), and found the first chapter a little distracting but once I got into this story, I couldn't put it down.
Highly Recommended