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  1. RJ RJ says:

    In my world, a 5 star whodunit is comprise of not only an interesting puzzle to be solved, but also a theme that I find meaningful An Indecent Death is strong in both of these areas.Police officers have one of the highest divorce rates of any profession Personal relationships are challenged by long and irregular hours, pressure for results, and dealing with the dregs of society on a daily basis The novel s protagonist, Detective Sergeant Nicholas Drumm, finds himself in the midst of reconcili In my world, a 5 star whodunit is comprise of not only an interesting puzzle to be solved, but also a theme that I find meaningful An Indecent Death is strong in both of these areas.Police officers have one of the highest divorce rates of any profession Personal relationships are challenged by long and irregular hours, pressure for results, and dealing with the dregs of society on a daily basis The novel s protagonist, Detective Sergeant Nicholas Drumm, finds himself in the midst of reconciling with his love interest when he is assigned to investigate the murder of a promiscuous 7th grade teacher.Author David Anderson does an excellent job of subtly showing rather than telling how Drumm s profession impacts his personal life at a critical crossroads We also experience Drumm s professional relationship with a female underling, and see his attitude evolve in a very believable way As the son of a police detective, I was very impressed with the novel s feeling of authenticity


  2. J. J. says:

    The book started out well enough, but by the time I was half way through, I just didn t care any longer It seemed apparent that the author was too busy trying to set up characters for a series of books than making this one worth reading.Yes, I want character development, but this whole book was character development with a bit of a mystery thrown in with little thought to trying to capture the reader with the actual mystery.Nothing that got so much play in the story, the fact that Drumm was pre The book started out well enough, but by the time I was half way through, I just didn t care any longer It seemed apparent that the author was too busy trying to set up characters for a series of books than making this one worth reading.Yes, I want character development, but this whole book was character development with a bit of a mystery thrown in with little thought to trying to capture the reader with the actual mystery.Nothing that got so much play in the story, the fact that Drumm was previously a school teacher was given as a reason for him being assigned to the case, but that meant nothing Emily is clearly a set up for the future, because she served no purpose to this storyline, nor did the gambling alcoholic or the whiny female detective who felt slighted because she had to do the grunt work All took up a lot of story time with absolutely no purpose in advancing the story along.And I am sorry, a detective with some sort of defect that makes him prone to malapropisms That s not style or character that s annoying.I kept waiting for the story to get intriguing and to really pull me in It never did I guess I am supposed to be curious about what comes next for Nicholas Drumm But by the time I was done I just didn t care any


  3. Jack Jack says:

    Nick Drumm is a rather endearing Canadian police detective, worried about his blood sugar and muddling his words But he still manages to track down a killer.


  4. Jim Henry Jim Henry says:

    An Indecent Death is a classic whodunnit murder mystery written by David Anderson It features Detective Sergeant Nicholas Drumm, a slightly crusty murder investigator who probably wisely gave up a career in education for police work.I say probably wisely because one of Anderson s techniques to endear us to Drumm s character is his frequent Freudian slips that his fellow detectives notice, but to which he seems to be oblivious Students would either assume he is a goof ball or an idiot, neither An Indecent Death is a classic whodunnit murder mystery written by David Anderson It features Detective Sergeant Nicholas Drumm, a slightly crusty murder investigator who probably wisely gave up a career in education for police work.I say probably wisely because one of Anderson s techniques to endear us to Drumm s character is his frequent Freudian slips that his fellow detectives notice, but to which he seems to be oblivious Students would either assume he is a goof ball or an idiot, neither of which is particularly true.Drumm and his colleagues, whom he erroneously calls Smith and Wesson, Wesson is correct Detective Karl Wesson but Smith is actually Detective Lori Singh , are investigating the death of a 7th grade teacher Paula Noonan As the story unfolds, we discover that many of her colleagues and acquaintances have the incentive, the means, and the opportunity to kill her The list is led by her estranged husband, a creepy janitor, and a parent who thinks she is unjustly harsh on his daughter.I read this book to my 13 year old son, which may have been a mistake, because there are racier aspects of the book that I had to edit on the fly We discover that Ms Noonan loves sex, and engages in it regularly, with many different men Each of these men is investigated thoroughly after an elderly couple and their dog find the body of Ms Noonan in a shallow grave in a park.I enjoyed this book immensely The story was compelling, and Anderson did an excellent job of tying up myriad loose ends into a neat package My guess is that this is not the last time we will hear from Detective Sergeant Nicholas Drumm, in part because no sooner than he wraps up this case than the phone rings from his C.O Mark Chappell, no doubt telling Drumm of his next case.No book is perfect, but the imperfections here were minor As I was given a proof copy to review, it is possible Anderson may have cleaned up the typographical errors I noted in the text before the final version went to press I would give An Indecent Death by David Anderson 4.5 stars out of 5 An Indecent Death is presently only available in electronic format, so if you have a Kindle or a Kindle App, you re good to go Here is the book s page on


  5. Diane Diane says:

    This debut e book by David Anderson is a clever, articulately written murder mystery The suspense kept me reading eagerly to the very end, trying to guess who dun it Like the main character, Nicholas Drumm, I couldn t figure out from the evidence who had the means, motive and opportunity The plot of the story was very logical and easy to follow step by step, as Drumm endeavoured to solve the murder The way Drumm met with his colleagues to review the evidence was ingenious, as it helped me to This debut e book by David Anderson is a clever, articulately written murder mystery The suspense kept me reading eagerly to the very end, trying to guess who dun it Like the main character, Nicholas Drumm, I couldn t figure out from the evidence who had the means, motive and opportunity The plot of the story was very logical and easy to follow step by step, as Drumm endeavoured to solve the murder The way Drumm met with his colleagues to review the evidence was ingenious, as it helped me to do the same and try to figure out the perpetrator I never did, though And I liked the way the story was sometimes told from other characters points of view when they were struggling with their own issues Lori and Karl particularly I enjoyed the humour in the book as well, and the way Mr Anderson fleshed out the characters personalities, making them realistic and believable The details about shelties were a neat addition too This was a great read, and I m looking forward to reading about Drumm s next case soon


  6. William Greer William Greer says:

    Solid Police ProceduralThis was a very enjoyable police procedural very well done, especially for a first effort The two main police characters are interesting as well as appealing Their personal lives are important, but don t overpower the investigations I never try to figure out a mystery before the end if the solution does come to me, I consider the author to be at fault I didn t get this one until the author wanted me to Occasionally, the dialog is a little stiff, but not enough to di Solid Police ProceduralThis was a very enjoyable police procedural very well done, especially for a first effort The two main police characters are interesting as well as appealing Their personal lives are important, but don t overpower the investigations I never try to figure out a mystery before the end if the solution does come to me, I consider the author to be at fault I didn t get this one until the author wanted me to Occasionally, the dialog is a little stiff, but not enough to distract me Editorially, this is a far cleaner piece of work than the vast majority of the Kindle books I have read in the past year I did find a few editorial oddities, but not enough to get between me and the story In the Afterword, Anderson says he s embarrassed by much of this novel I can t see why Not only do I recommend this book, but I m already reading the next in the series


  7. Wendy Cartmell Wendy Cartmell says:

    This is a well written crime novel a classic whodunit Detective Sergeant Nicholas Drumm is quirky and not without personal problems But he has to put those problems aside and deal with the untimely death of a teacher a case where there are no clues, no forensic evidence and a myriad of suspects But Drumm refuses to let the case go and resorts to psychological pressure to bring the killer out into the open This is an excellent first novel and David draws on his years of experience to put This is a well written crime novel a classic whodunit Detective Sergeant Nicholas Drumm is quirky and not without personal problems But he has to put those problems aside and deal with the untimely death of a teacher a case where there are no clues, no forensic evidence and a myriad of suspects But Drumm refuses to let the case go and resorts to psychological pressure to bring the killer out into the open This is an excellent first novel and David draws on his years of experience to put you in the minds of his wholly believable characters The plot is well thought out and all the different strands brought to a satisfactory conclusion I very much look forward to reading the second book A Striking Death when it is published and following the adventures of Drumm and his team


  8. Lynda Kelly Lynda Kelly says:

    I enjoyed this although I did find Drumm, the lead character to be too much of a hypochondriac for my liking He got on my nerves keeping on checking his blood sugar all the time One of the reviewers mentioned he had a dog called Tim In this version he s called Will Thought that odd The author mentioned ankle biter dogs at one point which amused me as we grew up with a Sheltie and she was no giant As other reviewers said I didn t guess whodunnit either It was a very clever story and th I enjoyed this although I did find Drumm, the lead character to be too much of a hypochondriac for my liking He got on my nerves keeping on checking his blood sugar all the time One of the reviewers mentioned he had a dog called Tim In this version he s called Will Thought that odd The author mentioned ankle biter dogs at one point which amused me as we grew up with a Sheltie and she was no giant As other reviewers said I didn t guess whodunnit either It was a very clever story and threw up loads of different people who might have hastened along this indecent death It was well written in that some characters I really didn t like yet others I thought were good people.I will look for the follow up book


  9. Ginney Etherton Ginney Etherton says:

    This is an entertaining mystery that kept me guessing I thought I had the murderer figured out and the detective sergeant didn t know what he was doing I was wrong.The narrative has interesting perspectives from each of the characters, which gives depth to the story However, the repetition, of the crime analyses and the thoughts of the main protagonist, underestimates the intelligence of the reader.Another issue that stopped me from rating this book really liked it is the annoying changes i This is an entertaining mystery that kept me guessing I thought I had the murderer figured out and the detective sergeant didn t know what he was doing I was wrong.The narrative has interesting perspectives from each of the characters, which gives depth to the story However, the repetition, of the crime analyses and the thoughts of the main protagonist, underestimates the intelligence of the reader.Another issue that stopped me from rating this book really liked it is the annoying changes in verb tense The writing often slips into what I believe is past progressive, i.e He was looking at the resultant clutter when he looked would have been better


  10. Kim Kim says:

    When a schoolteacher goes missing and is later found murdered, the investigating team of D.S Nicholas Drumm and detectives Lori Singh and Karl Wesson begin the hunt for her killer The three police officers all had their own issues in their private lives and many of the suspects could have committed the crime But somehow something was missing in this book the prose was a bit clunky and never really gripped me, even though I wanted to find out who had done it The final reveal , in the form When a schoolteacher goes missing and is later found murdered, the investigating team of D.S Nicholas Drumm and detectives Lori Singh and Karl Wesson begin the hunt for her killer The three police officers all had their own issues in their private lives and many of the suspects could have committed the crime But somehow something was missing in this book the prose was a bit clunky and never really gripped me, even though I wanted to find out who had done it The final reveal , in the form of a written confession, was I thought a particularly awkward way to tie everything up and I m afraid that, although generally loving crime novels, this one left me a bit cold 4 10


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An Indecent Death ❰Reading❯ ➼ An Indecent Death Author David Anderson – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Just the book to sit down with on a rainy afternoon with a cup of hot tea or toddy The plot is compelling, the characters are finely drawn with charming quirks and the sense of place is familiar enoug Just the book to sit down with on a rainy afternoon with a cup of hot tea or toddy The plot is compelling, the characters are An Indecent Epub / finely drawn with charming quirks and the sense of place is familiar enough to make the story as unsettling as it is enjoyable to read Morley from Nova Scotia I really enjoyed this mystery It kept me guessing all through the read Trust me I usually figure out the mystery before I finish the book I hope to read from this author Review from Smashwords This is a riveting murder mystery that will keep you guessing to the very end It s skillfully written, with such plausible characters that you feel these people could be real The plot is logically developed to a climax that you won t see coming I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Det Sgt Drumm s first case, and look forward to many Diane from Ontario This is an entertaining mystery that kept me guessing I thought I had the murderer figured out and the detective sergeant didn t know what he was doing I was wrong Ginney from Oregon This book is well written and very entertaining Drumm is a great character, well developed, as are the others Lots of possible suspects for the murder and the answer is revealed in a suspenseful way I always enjoy the sub plots of the lives of the detectives and these are well done Pat from Ontario I enjoyed this book immensely The story was compelling, and Anderson did an excellent job of tying up myriad loose ends into a neat package Jim from FloridaWhen sexy, seventh grade teacher Paula Noonan is found murdered in a nearby park, Detective Sergeant Nicholas Drumm of the York Police Services is called inDrumm s previous experience as an elementary teacher comes in handy when the investigation leads him to Paula s school, and a host of suspects, including the school s creepy janitor, an abusive spouse, the principal, a moody and leering fifth grade teacher and the angry and aggressive father of one of her studentsIf you are a fan of Louise Penny or Peter Robinson, you will love the twists and turns of An Indecent Death.

    An Indecent Death PDF á An Indecent Epub / book I hope to read from this author Review from Smashwords This is a riveting murder mystery that will keep you guessing to the very end It s skillfully written, with such plausible characters that you feel these people could be real The plot is logically developed to a climax that you won t see coming I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Det Sgt Drumm s first case, and look forward to many Diane from Ontario This is an entertaining mystery that kept me guessing I thought I had the murderer figured out and the detective sergeant didn t know what he was doing I was wrong Ginney from Oregon This book is well written and very entertaining Drumm is a great character, well developed, as are the others Lots of possible suspects for the murder and the answer is revealed in a suspenseful way I always enjoy the sub plots of the lives of the detectives and these are well done Pat from Ontario I enjoyed this book immensely The story was compelling, and Anderson did an excellent job of tying up myriad loose ends into a neat package Jim from FloridaWhen sexy, seventh grade teacher Paula Noonan is found murdered in a nearby park, Detective Sergeant Nicholas Drumm of the York Police Services is called inDrumm s previous experience as an elementary teacher comes in handy when the investigation leads him to Paula s school, and a host of suspects, including the school s creepy janitor, an abusive spouse, the principal, a moody and leering fifth grade teacher and the angry and aggressive father of one of her studentsIf you are a fan of Louise Penny or Peter Robinson, you will love the twists and turns of An Indecent Death."/>
  • Kindle Edition
  • 223 pages
  • An Indecent Death
  • David Anderson
  • English
  • 05 April 2018

About the Author: David Anderson

David Anderson has been a writer all his life He lives with his wife and Shetland Sheepdog, Wilson, in a small town in southern Ontario, CanadaDavid An Indecent Epub / spentthan thirty years in the classrooms of Ontario as a teacher of young childrenHe is the author of An Indecent Death featuring Detective Sergeant Nicholas Drumm , A Striking Death, A Cuban Death and Teaching Tales.