The game is over…..there’s nowhere to hide.
When Lenchester’s most famous sportsman is shot dead, DCI Whitney Walker and her team are thrown into the world of snooker.
She calls on forensic psychologist Dr Georgina Cavendish to assist, but the investigation takes them in a direction which has far-reaching, international ramifications.
Much to Whitney’s annoyance, a member of the Met’s fraud squad is sent to assist.
But as everyone knows…three’s a crowd.
Kill Shot is the tenth book in the acclaimed Cavendish & Walker series.
A detective murder novel about snooker. Who would have thought? Not being a snooker fan I was a tad apprehensive, firstly in case I didn’t understand the ‘jargon’ and secondly because I am not really interested in books that involve sport.
However, this is a Cavendish and Walker story, so you know it’s going to be good. The snooker element is really incidental – the victim Ryan Armstrong could have been a tennis player (that would be better) or a footballer, but I draw the line at darts. Overweight men in red shirts don’t really do it for me.
We also are introduced to DI Seb Clifford, son of a Viscount, 6’6″ tall and by all accounts, rather handsome, who has been sent from the Met to assist the investigation, but we know there is more to it than that. He sounds a bit like Inspector Lynley, only taller. And he has a dog called Elsa. So far so good.
In Whitney’s private life, things have moved on. In the last book she was reunited with Martin, father of daughter Tiffany, who is now pregnant. Whitney and Martin are trying to rekindle a teenage romance (it can only end in tears), but I was hoping for a bit of flirting with Seb, but maybe he is destined to have a relationship with George, even though she is back with ex-boyfriend Ross.
This is another cracking good mystery from Sally Rigby, the tenth in the Cavendish and Walker series. As well as murder, there is a side story about match-fixing and organised crime. I think in the next book we need to focus more on George – she seems to be secondary most of the time – we focus mainly on Whitney.
I’ve also been thinking about casting this for TV (it’s ages since I’ve done this). I think Whitney could be played by Thandie Newton and George by Ruth Wilson. As for Seb – I can’t think of anyone tall enough to suit the part. Suggestions please.
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About the Author
Sally Rigby was born in Northampton, in the UK. She has always had the travel bug, and after living in both Manchester and London, eventually moved overseas. From 2001 she has lived with her family in New Zealand (apart from five years in Australia), which she considers to be the most beautiful place in the world. After writing young adult fiction for many years, under a pen name, Sally decided to move into crime fiction. Her Cavendish & Walker series brings together two headstrong, and very different, women – DCI Whitney Walker, and forensic psychologist Dr Georgina Cavendish. Sally has a background in education, and has always loved crime fiction books, films and TV programmes. She has a particular fascination with the psychology of serial killers.
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