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St. Martin's, Jan 2002, 22.95, 208 pp.
ISBN: 0312283539

    Although Lavenstock is a small city compared to London, it has its share of crime, but rarely does two major felonies happen on the same day. A house burns down to the ground on a low rent street, but the body inside the rubble is not the Polish man renting the abode. Deputy Superintendent Gil Mayo assigns Abigail Moon to the case much to the dismay of her rival and peer Martin Kite.
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   Gil designates Martin as the lead investigator on the other case, that of a vicar's wife Cecily Haldane, who was knocked unconscious. Her attacker called for an ambulance. Cecily's prognosis remains bleak. On both cases law enforcement officials run into one dead end after another. They don't know that the two cases are tied to events that occurred over fifty years ago during World War II.

    Any police procedural starring Gill Mayo is guaranteed to provide a pleasurable reading experience. A SUNSET TOUCH is one of the better works in this long running series because of the complexity of the characterizations and the intricacies of the two subplots. Marjorie Eccles packs a surprising amount of fascinating detail into this superb novel.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   90% Special suspect?    -   relative Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   searching for $$$/treasure Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   search for valuable art/artifacts Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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