My Review of Dead on Demand by Sean Campbell and Daniel Campbell
This book is the first of the DCI Morton series. I've already read and enjoyed the third: Ten Guilty Men. See my review here.
The book description for Dead on Demand
explains that Edwin Murphy is a career oriented person who puts more into his work than he puts into his family. Then life changes for Edwin when his wife files for divorce. He's on the brink of losing his home, his job and his little girl so Edwin comes up with a plan to eliminate his wife and regain his former lifestyle.
The police are baffled
when bodies begin to appear all over London with no apparent connection between them. Inspector David Morton must think outside the box as he investigates the deadly web of deceit behind the murders.
I really liked the character of DCI Morton
who is a straight-talking, old-school detective on the verge of early retirement. Morton doesn't want to stop work but his wife and senior colleagues think he's at the end of the road when he is unexpectedly injured. However, Morton is having none of this and more than proves his worth as the novel progresses.
The construction of the plot
is based in the dark web about which there is sufficient information to create the plot without becoming overly geeky. The complex intricacies of the plotting keeps the reader engaged throughout. Most of the time the audience is one step in front of DCI Morton and in possession of more facts than he is. This provides a whole extra level of involvement and suspense wondering how Morton is going to catch up and get to a satisfactory conclusion.
There are some interesting aspects to the case
which the authors explore through references to the criminal justice system which seems very authentic and adds to the credibility of the plot. It would be very easy to give something away and spoil the plot so I'll just say that Dead on Demand is a page turning, gripping, detective thriller mystery and well worth reading.
As I acquired Dead on Demand as a free download
from the Amazon Kindle Store and enjoyed reading it so much, it was extremely good value for money! Cleaver Square is the other DCI Morton novel and it's definitely going on my Waiting To Be Read list.
Click here for Sean Campbell's author page and links to all the DCI Morton novels.