Deep Waters

Deep Waters A past crime causes new murder in the latest intriguing Kate O Donnell mystery Detective Sergeant Harry Barnard has been ordered to track down notorious Soho club owner Ray Robertson who hasn t

  • Title: Deep Waters
  • Author: Patricia Hall
  • ISBN: 9780727886057
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A past crime causes new murder in the latest intriguing Kate O Donnell mystery 1964 Detective Sergeant Harry Barnard has been ordered to track down notorious Soho club owner Ray Robertson, who hasn t been seen for several days The case takes on a greater urgency when a battered body is discovered at the gym Ray owns Is Ray the killer or is he a victim PhotographerA past crime causes new murder in the latest intriguing Kate O Donnell mystery1964 Detective Sergeant Harry Barnard has been ordered to track down notorious Soho club owner Ray Robertson, who hasn t been seen for several days The case takes on a greater urgency when a battered body is discovered at the gym Ray owns Is Ray the killer or is he a victim Photographer Kate O Donnell meanwhile is working on a feature about the regeneration of Canvey Island, finally being rebuilt after the devastating East Coast floods of 1953 But as Kate and Harry are about to discover, the Canvey Island floods, the murder and Ray Robertson s disappearance are connected in ways than one

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  • Patricia Hall

    Patricia Hall is the pen name of journalist Maureen O Connor She was born and brought up in West Yorkshire, which is where she has chosen to set her acclaimed series of novels featuring reporter Laura Ackroyd and DCI Michael Thackeray She is married, with two grown up sons, and now lives in Oxford.

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  • This is a atmospheric and tension filled historical thriller set in London and Canvey Island. This is the first in the series that I have read and it works well as a standalone. It is set in the 1960s and is rich in historical details of the period, like the music and cultural norms. The devastating flooding of Canvey Island in 1953 and its current regeneration is why Kate O'Donnell, photojournalist, goes to gather details, do interviews and take photos. The son of a woman she met there goes mis [...]


  • I wanted to read this book as the background to the story was the 1953 floods on Canvey Island. I had relatives on Canvey & grew up hearing about the flood so it aroused my interest.Set some ten years after the flood the story revolves around a robbery at that time & where the money had gone to. Police officer Harry Barnard was doing his National Service and had helped clear up after the flood and had never forgotten the carnage. When Kate, his photo journalist girlfriend, is doing a pro [...]


  • Not the first book in this series set in UK during the 1960s, but the first I had read. I enjoyed how the era was brought to life through the work of a police sergeant and a female photographer. From Soho to the East End and out to the Essex mudflats, London and the Thames estuary are presented almost as characters, peopled by very genuine men and women. Sprinklings of pop stars, politicians and court cases of the day enliven the account; while the terrible suffering of Londoners who were bombed [...]


  • Suspense, Tension, and 1960’s RealismRay Robertson, owner of the Delilah Club in Soho in London’s West End, had been missing for nearly a week. Detective Sergeant Harry Barnard is looking for him. He headed to the gym, another enterprise owned by Ray. He still didn’t find Ray. But, what he did find was the body of Rod Miller lying in a pool of blood in the bathroom near Ray’s office. Rod had been a trainer at the gym. Harry had known Ray since they were children. Even though they went th [...]


  • Excellent mystery, with twists and turns. Kate is not so much acting as a deceive but a determed person wanting to help people in difficult situations. When she does she becomes part of the mystery & by her doggedness solves a mystery. Her behavior gets deeper in trouble with both the police & the murders.


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