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Published by Matador, 28 May 2017. ISBN: 978-1-78803553-8
This story is the third in this series which features Detective
Sergeant Jaswinder (‘Jazz’) Singh who is stationed in an East London police
station serving Barking and Dagenham. Jazz is only just hanging on to his job
since, in the previous story, although he and his team – Detective Sergeant
Boomer and Detective Constable Ashiv Kumar along with his tame informer Mad
Pete – had solved the crime in question, it seems to also have created absolute
mayhem. So, Jazz has been downgraded to dealing with feuds between local old
ladies and the occasional outbreak of gang violence. It is an episode of the
latter that leads him to Dionne Osei, aunt of one of the boys involved. But
what concerns Jazz is that Dionne’s ‘gentleman friend’, Peter Grimshaw, is
suspiciously attentive to Nekisha, Dionne’s six-year-old daughter. Jazz begins
to look into Peter Grimshaw, what his background is, who are his associates,
and what are they up to. That turns out to be a paedophile ring with some very
establishment figures involved and Jazz and his team find themselves in a very
book is written in a very lively style with entertaining characters and a
considerable knowledge of detailed police procedure.
Reviewer: Radmila May
M C Dutton
has come across criminality through her career and her voluntary work as a
Witness Care Officer for the CPS and as a Youth Offending Referral Panel Member, and mentored young people through the Probation
Office. Through her work she has met many people, from the awesomely heroic to
the sad, mad and seriously bad. She is the author of the 'Singhing Detective'
born in the U.S. but has lived in the U.K. since she was seven apart from seven
years in The Hague. She read law at university but did not go into practice.
Instead she worked for many years for a firm of law publishers and still does occasional
work for them including taking part in a substantial revision and updating of
her late husband’s legal practitioners’ work on Criminal Evidence published
late 2015. She has also contributed short stories with a distinctly criminal
flavour to two of the Oxford Stories anthologies published by Oxpens Press – a
third story is to be published shortly in another Oxford Stories anthology –
and is now concentrating on her own writing.