Sunday, May 6, 2007

The Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill

DS Freya Graffham has recently transferred to the town of Lafferton from London CID. Her first case is investigating the possible disappearance of middle-aged Angela Randall. Freya along with DC Nathan Coates try to find a break in the case, but their boss DCI Simon Serrailler doesn't want to invest a lot of man hours because Angela could have left town of her own accord. Then when a young woman goes missing, Freya realizes that something sinister is going on, but with no clues could it possibly be murder? The Various Haunts of Men is a great start to a new series (two more have been published already in England). This is an engaging police procedural told through multiple points of view. I can't wait to read the next book. Hill writes a mystery similar to Ruth Rendell's Inspector Wexford, Deborah Crombie, and Peter Robinson.

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