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Sunday, 8 February 2015

Book Review - Dead Time: A DC Max Wolfe Short Story by Tony Parsons

Title: Dead Time - A DC Max Wolfe Short Story (novella length)
Author: Tony Parsons
Release Date: 19th Feb 2015
Platform: Kindle Ebook
Rating: 4.5 stars

I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of Tony Parsons short story 'Dead Time' by its publisher Cornerstone Digital.

Following on from the success of his first novel featuring the character of DC Max Wolfe, ('The Murder Bag'), Tony Parsons gives us this bite size treat to whet our appetites for the second novel in the series 'The Slaughter Man' that is due to be released in May of this year.

As a long time fan of Mr Parsons work I did wonder if he could make the transition from his usual style of novel over to the crime/thriller genre, but I needn't have worried as he did so with ease in 'The Murder Bag' and does so again with this new short story, which makes me very excited to read 'The Slaughter Man' when it eventually arrives.

DC Max Wolfe and his daughter Scout already feel so familiar to us and it takes no time at all for the reader to be drawn back into their lives. The events from 'The Murder Bag' have not been forgotten and you get a sense of just how much they've effected Max Wolfe throughout this short but excellent slice of fiction.

There is also an excerpt from the new novel included which really does whet your appetite for the story to come. If Tony Parsons writing continues to be this good throughout the series (and with his past track record, I can see no reason why it would not) I can see DC Max Wolfe being right up there with other favourite characters of mine such as Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole and Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brodie. High praise indeed.

Highly recommended. And if you haven't read it yet, the first novel in the series 'The Murder Bag' is available now.

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