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Reviewed in Australia on 7 March 2019
and very hard to put down.
Ryder & Loveday are an interesting and unlikely pair. Loveday is a Probationary WPC, 'just a constable' and Ryder a Coroner. Loveday seems to hover on the edge of her police station with her immediate superior seeming unable to know what to do with her (I don't think women police are his thing), so when something happens and Loveday is somehow involved and that something is bound to need a Coroner, then Ryder pulls strings and gets Loveday to work with him, for he has discovered she has a good brain, which is going to waste.
These stories don't have the sting in them that Jenny Starling and Hilary Greene have, they are a tad more gentle, maybe because Loveday is not so 'hardbitten and the two older women and maybe Ryder keeps an avuncular eye on her, but nevertheless, they are equally well written and equally enjoyable and I'd never miss one of them.