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Alison Bruce is the author of the DC Gary Goodhew crime novels set in Cambridge, England. In the series opener, the 2009 Cambridge Blue, Goodhew, an idealistic 25-year-old, has been recently promoted to detective constable at Cambridge’s Parkside Station and is eager to prove himself. He gets a chance when a young woman’s body is found atop a heap of trash bags. Publishers Weekly called this an “assured debut.”

The second book in the series, The Siren, finds Goodhew once again on the trail of a killer in a “decidedly edgy British procedural that will appeal most to the hard-boiled crowd,” according to a Booklist contributor who also noted, “this is no tea-sipping academic mystery.” Further praise for this series installment came from Publishers Weekly: “Bruce’s superior prose elevates this above many other contemporary British police procedurals.”

Bruce’s third in the Goodhew series, The Calling, is due out this August. (more…)

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