The Corpse Role (DI Granger #1)

The Corpse Role DI Granger Not everything that gets buried stays buried sometimes things have a nasty habit of resurfacing When the body of a security van driver implicated in an unsolved million heist turns up in a shallow

  • Title: The Corpse Role (DI Granger #1)
  • Author: Keith Nixon
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Not everything that gets buried stays buried sometimes things have a nasty habit of resurfacing When the body of a security van driver implicated in an unsolved 1.2 million heist turns up in a shallow grave two years later it s just the beginning for Detective Inspector Charlotte Granger.She embarks on an investigation that takes her into dangerous territory a worldNot everything that gets buried stays buried sometimes things have a nasty habit of resurfacing When the body of a security van driver implicated in an unsolved 1.2 million heist turns up in a shallow grave two years later it s just the beginning for Detective Inspector Charlotte Granger.She embarks on an investigation that takes her into dangerous territory a world of dirty cops, dodgy private investigators, local villains and nosy journalists Meanwhile events from Granger s own past are threatening to come back and haunt her

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    1. Ok I’ve read a couple of Keith’s books before, both works of historical fiction so I wondered how well his writing would adapt to the crime fiction genre. As it turns out Keith has an overall talent for writing regardless of the genre.The Corpse Role is a crime mystery/thriller focused around DI Charlotte Granger who is investigating a murder that has links to the police. As more bodies turn up the pressure is on Granger to solve this mystery and fast!One of the best bits about this book is [...]

    2. Really terrific crime fiction from Keith Nixon – I basically read it in a day, bit of a page turner, some great characters and an authentic and hard hitting storyline.Told in two timelines, brilliantly constructed and ever engaging, there is a beautiful flow to the prose that keeps you hooked right in, some twisty turny goodness and a jaw dropping ending.Some really excellent plotting adds extra depth to both characters and storytelling, the past element being really most addictive – this is [...]

    3. Thirteenth book of my holiday reads. This is a relatively short read at 182 pages. It helps that the story was gripping also and has you racing towards the end. The story flicks between past and present so that we get enough background into events and the characters. I loved DI Charlotte Granger, what a character she is and would love to see more of her. The Corpse Role was a page turner of a read that I didn't want to end. Even though the author covers everything within the story, Granger is sc [...]

    4. This was a fast paced police procedural that hooked me from the first page - gangsters, a heist and a good dollop of corruption - what's not to love? It's a hard book to review without giving too much away as there is a cracking good twist at the very end of the novel, one that I didn't see coming at all in a million years. And it's a bloody good twist, one that I've never read before and that has added an extra star to my review! The characters are well written, although (without ruining the pl [...]

    5. Fast-paced, tightly-plotted, page-turning crime at its best. The discovery of a corpse and the subsequent investigation involving corruption, ex-cops, gangsters and an evasive link between the players (old and new) is wonderfully intertwined with the story of one of those involved. The change is point of view is skilfully done, keeping the reader guessing as the story crashes to an unexpected conclusion. The quick, sharp, writing keeps the story flowing, but still manages to convey a sense of pl [...]

    6. Keith Nixon shows the same skill here that he did in The Fix in drawing me into this tale. A grisly discovery get this fantastic read off to a flying start. With the action taking place across past and present timelines it would be easier to get lost in this story but Keith's steady, guiding narrative hand is adept at keep the reader focused on the events at hand.Yet another top notch read from the talented pen of Keith Nixon.

    7. The following is a review from Crime Fiction Lover:The Corpse Role is the latest novel from our very own contributor Keith Nixon, as the author follows up his quirky Brit grit novel The Fix with his first police procedural.The central character is DI Charlotte Granger, a tough, no-nonsense Kent police officer who we first meet as she battles her way through undergrowth to view a gruesome find. Where would crime fiction be without inquisitive canines? This time, an errant husky has discovered an [...]

    8. Paul Wheeler, a man implicated in a robbery two years earlier, is found murdered. A business card belonging to Chris White, an ex-policeman now a private detective, is found on his corpse.D.I. Granger is in charge of the investigation, but before she gets very far Chris White is also murdered when it becomes apparent that he knows who was behind the unsolved robbery.This is Keith Nixon’s first foray into the police procedural genre; his previous books being historical fiction, humour and crime [...]

    9. Keith Nixon has been a busy man with new books released in the last few months in both his historical fiction and crime fiction series, and now this one. It isn't clear whether The Corpse Role is a one-off or the first of a series featuring Detective Inspector Charlotte “Charlie” Granger, but I'm pulling for the second. (There are reasons why this could easily go either way. I won't discuss these since they are spoiler-ish.)The Corpse Role has two main time-lines, with the story switching ba [...]

    10. Keith Nixon is a writer’s writer. Reading his work is an absolute joy and always a lesson in how to take your writing to another level. The Corpse role is a grand addition to Nixon’s increasingly impressive, cross-genre back catalogue.Tense, intriguing and pacey as a starved greyhound, Nixon’s latest offering, billed as a police-procedural, but really just a very, very good crime-thriller from my POV, is a showcase for the experience Nixon has gained from writing tirelessly and being a gen [...]

    11. In this tale of murder and intrigue, Detective Inspector Charlotte Granger is thrown into a puzzle with a rising body count. A past armored car robbery seems to be the linking factor in the growing list of cases, as Granger keeps getting midnight calls to crime scenes. With dirty cops, a reporter that once ruined her, and a local crime boss who seems to have his finger in everyone’s pie, Corpse Role keeps you guessing every step of the way.The story is told through multiple perspectives, inclu [...]

    12. Keith Nixon was not an author I was familiar with prior to reading the Corpse Role. After reading the Corpse Role I was intrigued to read more, and now have a copy of ‘the Fix’ on my (ever increasing) to be read pile.When Paul Wheeler’s body is discovered DI Charlotte Granger is called in to investigate. Charlotte quickly discovers that ex-cop Christopher White’s details are on the deceased.There might be nothing unusual in this, for Wheeler is implicated in an unsolved heist dating back [...]

    13. Having enjoyed The Fix and Konstantin's various escapades, I was looking forward to reading Nixon's latest. A bit of a change as it's a police procedural, but it's still got the same, tight writing that distinguishes Nixon from other writers.The story begins when DI Charlotte Granger is called out to the decomposing body of an ex-security van driver and finds a business card in his wallet for an ex DS, now private investigator. The subsequent investigations give a big cast list, an equally big b [...]

    14. This enjoyable police procedural is a tale of police corruption and how the past comes back to haunt those involved. It is well written, with fast-paced descriptions, a hard-hitting plot, great characters and unexpected twists and turns.DI Charlotte Granger is called when a body is discovered in a shallow grave. The murder victim is connected to a former police officer, now turned private investigator (PI). Both the victim and the PI are linked to a bank robbery that took place two years earlier [...]

    15. As a fan of Nixon's 'The Fix' I was looking forward to reading this and wasn’t disappointed. This is a more mainstream thriller in its style, but none the worse for it. It draws you in immediately and through multiple memorable characters, keeps you engrossed as it feeds you its secrets, holding the tension all the way. It skips between past and present, which through Nixon's writing skill, keeps you guessing but not confused. It's gritty and realistic without being gratuitous or clichéd. Thr [...]

    16. There aren’t many books that I want to read again as soon as I’ve finished them, but The Corpse Role was certainly one of them. The climax comes as such a totally unexpected shock that I couldn’t resist checking back over the events that had led up to it.It’s all expertly done with an intriguing and fast-moving plot that shifts back and forth in time, keeping the reader guessing until, quite literally, the very last page.Highly recommended to all fans of intelligent, gritty and masterful [...]

    17. I stayed up half the night because this book is 'unputdownable'. Within the genre of 'police procedural' or 'modern detective' it absolutely stands out from the crowd, in a totally brilliant way. About half way through I was sure I'd cracked it, then I read on and decided I was wrong. Mr Nixon's compelling writing had me blithely following him up every blind alley, down every cul-de-sac and swallowing so many red herrings I needed a glass of water to wash them down! As for the final reveal, well [...]

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