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Judas Horse Reviews

Judas Horse by Lynda La Plante

Judas Horse

Lynda La Plante

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Imprint: Zaffre
Publisher: Zaffre
Publication date: 1 Apr 2021
ISBN: 9781785769801

But when a mutilated body is discovered in a Cotswolds house, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary group of opportunist thieves. As Detective Jack Warr investigates, he discovers locals with dark secrets, unearths hidden crimes - and hits countless dead ends.

4 stars out of 5
Mark Sanderson
30 Mar 2021

"Thirty years on from writing Prime Suspect, La Plante is still delivering the goods."

Judas Horse — the title means a decoy — features the now obligatory character with autism, but poor Mathew, a key witness, also suffers from Prader-Willi syndrome. When it comes to writing authentic police procedurals there’s no one better than Lynda La Plante. Squad-room dynamics, dialogue bristling with hostility, superb scene setting and bursts of unexpected action: her many imitators should read and learn. Thirty years on from writing Prime Suspect, La Plante is still delivering the goods.

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