I got the first novel in the Stella Mooney series from the library. Now, all of the UK police terms are making sense! In The Dead Sit Round in a Ring, the police find four people dead in a flat, three are related and suicides and the fourth, well, that is the problem. That fourth person, Jimmy Stone, has a punctured heart from a steel needle. Yes, Jimmy was murdered. Thus begins a mystery that takes Stella Mooney and her team into the underworld of London, where people trade … more
The title comes from the opening scene of this outstanding debut - three elderly family members sitting in a circle, dead. Suicides. And one extra man. Not suicide.London Detective Stella Mooney sorts out the bizarre scene soon enough, but finding the killer of the extra man, small time crook and purveyor of grisly "murderabilia," Jimmy Stone, leads her into the shadowy underworld of sex slavery and criminal turf wars. A persistent and attractive journalist who seems to know more about the case … more
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