A Walk with the Dead

A Walk with the Dead A killer who can t be classified a killer who can t be profiled When a young girl Jill Harris is murdered the case soon becomes personal for Monika Paniatowski She saw the victim looking distressed

  • Title: A Walk with the Dead
  • Author: Sally Spencer
  • ISBN: 9780727882424
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A killer who can t be classified a killer who can t be profiled When a young girl, Jill Harris, is murdered, the case soon becomes personal for Monika Paniatowski She saw the victim looking distressed only hours before she was killed, and Jill was the same age as her own daughter, Louisa Driven by guilt and pity, Monika throws herself into the investigation, butA killer who can t be classified a killer who can t be profiled When a young girl, Jill Harris, is murdered, the case soon becomes personal for Monika Paniatowski She saw the victim looking distressed only hours before she was killed, and Jill was the same age as her own daughter, Louisa Driven by guilt and pity, Monika throws herself into the investigation, but both the chief constable, who is away, and Colin Beresford her right hand man think she is too emotionally involved to handle it What none of them know is that the killer is planning to strike again .

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    • Mike Gabor says:

      DCI Monica Paniatowski is investigating the murder of a 13 year old girl and the chief constable is looking into the suicide of a prisoner in another town. I've been a fan of this series and this entry has done nothing to change my feelings. The series is set back in the 1970's and it gives you a good feel for the era. The secondary characters are solid and the plots and dialogue are more than believable. My only complaint about this book was that the ending will leave you feeling depressed.

    • Frank says:

      [library audiobook, plot summary elsewhere]As number 6 in a series, there's clearly some backstory I didn't get. DCI Monika Paniatowski - there's a whole lot of space given over to British police ranking was an interesting, hard bitten, cigarette smoking cop who slogs through to the end. Seemed like each of the women in the story had been molested by a father while a child. It was a little sketchy how the plot tied up, and the identity of the killer (and even the killer's compulsions) couldn't b [...]

    • Kathleen says:

      for teenagers.

    • Mary Curd says:

      Excellent as ever

    • Amber Andrews says:

      This was not what I was expecting. How I read the jacket was that the officer saw this girl at a wedding reception, but she was the only one that could see her (i scanned it quickly at the library, my fault), but once I started reading it I realized that this girl was "alive", though not for long. I also didn't realize that it was set in England. That's not a bad thing, just have to wrap my head around the verbiage sometimes.It was OK as a mystery goes, the killer was not who I expected. Sally S [...]

    • Nancy Rogan says:

      This is another outstanding book in the DCI Monika Paniatowski mysteries. These books can be read as stand-alones, but you will miss the character development and the continuing subplots that you will find if you read the series in order. Because of her experiences as a child, Paniatowski relates to police work and the people she encounters in a different way than most cops. This book is particularly dark, I think, and I would recommend reading it when you are going to do something fun afterward [...]

    • Cat. says:

      Well I may have to read more of this series. I found it by accident on Overdrive. Not too deep--good bedtime reading. Well, except for the whole 'children in trouble' part and the very end. Don't do as I did and read the last chapter at 2 a.m. if you expect to sleep soundly thereafter. I loved the combination of prison investigation and police investigation into killings.I didn't love that the publication date shows 2012, but all of a sudden 2/3 through the book we find out that a teenager in th [...]

    • Catherine Woodman says:

      I like Sally Spencer, and this is her Mia series--very competently written. It opens with the death of a girl that Mia has noticed at a wedding. The plot rolls out with another death that shares almost no characteristics, as well as the suicide of an inmate, all end up more or less tied together--a bit too neatly for my taste, but I enjoyed the book.

    • Patricia says:

      I liked the book but was disappointed with the denouement, as I feel the writer didn't play fairly and give us all the facts. Or at least a hint. I like to sieve the red herrings from the real clues - but there really weren't many relevant clues. I did enjoy the characterisation.

    • Kate says:

      A solid series, always enjoyable and well written.

    • Mary says:

      Classic British procedural where there is always something a little depressing.

    • Lorraine says:

      Very good book!

    • Mary says:

      I always enjoy Sally Spencer. Her stories are not particularly memorable, but the characters are interesting, and provide some pleasant escapism.

    • Ann Tonks says:

      A slightly old fashioned murder mystery in tone as well as period (1970s) but with an unpredicted twist.

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