Title: The Tourist
Author: David B Cole and Jack Everett
Review: This is a well paced murder mystery that will keep you turning the pages. I found the characters interesting, some endearing, some frightening and most of them multi-faceted. The ‘copper’ Stewart is one I would like to read more about, along with Shelly, Flowers, and Alec. The way the characters interacted with each other seemed real, making them people I would like to have as friends, co-workers, police officers in my town or neighbors.
The murders are gruesome, but not out of line with the story or the plot. Stewart is referred to as Sherlock and I think he does a great job solving the murders. The author did not make him ‘Superman’ or special in anyway, thank heaven, he’s just an ordinary man with good hunches. He’s young, smart and yet knows his place and doesn’t want to rock the boat on his new assignment. I love his father and the relationship they have with one another, along with Pip. I hope to see more books about this man and his police force.
I love police procedurals and this one is a good one. If you enjoy BBC murder mysteries or any mysteries for that matter, you will love this book.
Publisher: Published August 5th 2011 by Acclaimed Books
Pages: Kindle Version
Quick Review: 4 Stars out of 5.
Why I Read it: The author was looking for reviewers to read his book.
Where I Obtained the Book: Sent by the author.
Synopsis: Robert Cleghorn was a good soldier, so good that he was first selected to join the Special Forces and following a head injury, was recruited by the CIA. A second head injury hospitalized him and psychiatrists rebuilt his memories from what they could recover.
He escapes from the hospital where he was a virtual prisoner and goes to find the love of his life: his brother’s wife and a typically English rose. Always on a knife-edge, Robert quarrels with and kills his sibling.
Finding his brother was about to go to England, Robert assumes the other’s identity and heads for the UK. Blithely unaware that the memories of his beloved are artificial, unaware of the mayhem about to erupt and the very astute English copper soon to be seeking him and unaware, too, of the Americans dogging his footsteps, Robert soldiers on. The fun is about to start.
Author Biography: David began writing fantasy and science fiction far long ago than he can now remember. He designs and builds websites for friends.
He has co-written for many years with Jack Everett, and together they have explored the local stars, killed off a huge number of Roman legionaries, found out what happened to King Arthur and the Round Table, got the lowdown on how medieval lives were lived and hatched a few thriller plots.
He is proud to have attended workshops run by both of the UK writers, Terry Pratchett and the late David Gemmel; a process requiring late nights and copious alcohol. He is a founder member of the international Historical Novel Society where alcohol is optional.
He would like to be taller and possess more hair, he would like to be fitter and leaner, he would like to be richer but such things were not meant to be and by and large, he is content with the way things have worked out.
David lives with his wife and a pet laptop in God's own county - Yorkshire in the United Kingdom.
Jack Everett is author and co-author of a number of fantasy & science fiction, crime and thriller novels. Some are published, some are in progress and others remain between the ears. He is a Member of the Society of Authors and also of the International Thrillers Organization
Jack also hand crafts the most stunning snooker cues imaginable and modern objects'd'art from exotic and magnificently figured timbers. He collects books and playing cards though there is little space in a much overcrowded home.
He dreams of having a library with elastic walls.