• Title: Blood and Judgment
  • Author: MichaelGilbert
  • ISBN: 9780060809584
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Paperback
  • Blood and Judgment Detective Sergeant Petrella of the London police is called in when a woman s partially buried body is found near the reservoir She has been murdered She also turns out to be the wife of a criminal who
    Detective Sergeant Petrella of the London police is called in when a woman s partially buried body is found near the reservoir She has been murdered She also turns out to be the wife of a criminal who has escaped from prison.

    One Reply to “Blood and Judgment”

    1. This is how police procedurals used to be. Written before mobile phone, computers, or the super-modern techy ultra-super forensics police force this novel is superb for research for anyone wanting to get British police procedures correct in the 1950s.The story itself is excellent. Gilbert is a master of plot, red herrings, and good 3D characters. His police are real without being all nasty or all nice. They're human.I really enjoyed the details. When the police divers get kitted up there are no [...]

    2. A very enjoyable novel with all the many signatures of a Gilbert mystery. The young Petrella is the investigator and does himself proud while learning the game and the way of the Central office.

    3. Gosh, this holds up awfully well fifty years after it was written. It's a meticulously crafted police procedural. The steps make sense, and the plot twists don't play with the reader; they are just how things unfold.Gilbert also crafts his characters well, so even those who appear only now and then have distinctive personalities. Sure, Sgt. Petrella is a bit of a common type these days -- the earnest policemen who does not always do what he is told -- but I wonder if he was more distinctive back [...]

    4. Clever plot, believable characterizations, etc. Very nice example of the turn of the twentieth century mysterys.

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