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Books in the rafferty & llewellyn british cozy mystery series

Books in the rafferty & llewellyn british cozy mystery series. UK crime writer Geraldine Evans adds to her impressive Rafferty and Llewellyn police procedural series with Death Dues, the eleventh in the series.

I love British detective stories and I loved this one. Geraldine Evans is a seasoned novelist and her professionalism is evident in all aspects of this novel - the plot, the procedure, the characters, the pacing, the dialogue and even the subplots are all spot on. (And do hope for Rafferty's sake that Abra dumps him before the wedding.

Detective Chief Inspector Joseph Rafferty and Detective Sergeant Dafyd Llewellyn are assigned to the police station in Elmhurst, Essex, England. Detective Chief Inspector Joseph Rafferty and Detective Sergeant Dafyd Llewellyn are assigned to the police station in Elmhurst, Essex, England.

But Rafferty has a cunning plan to sabotage her machinations. Only trouble is, he needs Sergeant Llewellyn’s cooperation and he isn’t sure he’s going to get it. During their murder investigations, Inspector Rafferty and Sergeant Llewellyn discover a highly incriminating video concealed in Moon’s flat, a video which, if made public, could wreck more than one life. Gradually, connections begin to emerge between Moon and others in the small Essex town of Elmhurst. But how is Rafferty to solve the case when all of his suspects have seemingly unbreakable alibis?

The brand-new Rafferty and Llewellyn Mystery - Detective Inspector Joseph Rafferty has just left his wedding rehearsal when Sergeant Dafyd Llewellyn calls to say that a local man has come home to find his wife dead – strangled.

The brand-new Rafferty and Llewellyn Mystery - Detective Inspector Joseph Rafferty has just left his wedding rehearsal when Sergeant Dafyd Llewellyn calls to say that a local man has come home to find his wife dead – strangled – on the kitchen floor. Adrienne Staveley is soon revealed to be a woman with many secrets and several lovers.

Geraldine Evans has recently re-released her Rafferty and Llewellyn Mystery series in ebook format after it has enjoyed a fourteen book publication run with Macmillan and Severn House in the UK in the early 2000's.

DEATH DUES A Rafferty & Llewellyn Mystery Geraldine Evans Chapter One Detective Inspector Joe Rafferty riffled through the quotes from caterers and venues . A Rafferty & Llewellyn Mystery.

DEATH DUES A Rafferty & Llewellyn Mystery Geraldine Evans Chapter One Detective Inspector Joe Rafferty riffled through the quotes from caterers and venues, photographers and florists . Chapter One. Detective Inspector Joe Rafferty riffled through the quotes from caterers and venues, photographers and florists, and thought, Why so expensive? It’s only a wedding, not the Second Coming. When he’d proposed to Abra the previous Christmas, he’d been astonished that she’d said yes.

Series: Rafferty and Llewellyn Mysteries. Paperback: 192 pages I found this offering in the Rafferty & Llewellyn series one of the most readable

Series: Rafferty and Llewellyn Mysteries. Paperback: 192 pages. Publisher: Severn House Trade Paperback (June 1, 2011). I found this offering in the Rafferty & Llewellyn series one of the most readable. The plot was compelling, and the interplay between Rafferty and his finance Abra has taken on a life of its own. If you haven't started this series, you'll find the character development fun and evolving. Definitely start from the beginning.

Get 4 Free Rafferty & Llewellyn British Mystery Novels. Geraldine Evans's Books. Mystery Without Gore. Death Line A murdered ‘seer’ who failed to predict his own future. A partner who refuses to see the murder as an inside job.

Rafferty and Llewellyn Mystery Series Boxed Set: Books 5-8 'Entertaining and character-driven. For Readers who like Detective Series with a bit of humour

Rafferty and Llewellyn Mystery Series Boxed Set: Books 5-8 'Entertaining and character-driven. For Readers who like Detective Series with a bit of humour

A Rafferty and Llewelyn Mystery #11 in the seriesA Little Laughter. A Little Mayhem. A Little MURDER...NOW ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK!When local loan shark John 'Jaws' Harrison is found with his skull caved in in an alleyway backing on to rundown Primrose Avenue, DCI Joe Rafferty, and dour sidekick Dafyd Llewellyn, imagine the case will be easily solved. Armed with a list of local debtors, they begin their investigations. But they hadn't counted on the apparent consensus of silence amongst the residents - most of whom had good reason to want Jaws dead . . .

Comments: (7)

Gavirim
Love this series
SupperDom
I liked Ms Evans tortured detective, DI Rafferty from the first page. He wasn’t your usual ambition, driven policeman trying to make a name for himself. Rafferty is a bit jaded and not too motivated about finding the attackers of three men who collect for a local loan shark, until his boss hauls him over the coals. His partner, DS Dafyd Llewellyn also has to prove he is up the job – as if his name wasn’t enough for any man to cope with!

The first surprising thing is when one of the so-called muggings turns into murder, then the second that his boss says his golfing buddy is the loan shark so Rafferty is warned not to drag his feet in the investigation. Hmm interesting.

Then there is Abra, Rafferty’s fiancé who is determined to have a celebrity wedding on a copper’s salary – and after a long shift at the cop shop, expects him to collect the takeaway - not a partnership destined to last.

The plot is laid out in an easy to read style and beautifully English without being over the top with the idioms. It gathers momentum as the witnesses are rounded up and give their side of the story, or at least their versions of it. Then amongst the lies, evasions and ‘no comments’ one of them says they saw someone. Clues begin to emerge hazily from the confusion of a low-rent community terrorised by loan sharks, in fact so subtly, I had to concentrate so as not to miss them.

The characterisation, humour and dialogue is thoroughly enjoyable with plenty of blind alleys which keep the reader guessing. Ms Evans had a good grasp of police procedures without getting too embroiled in the nitty gritty.

Without spoiling the book for others, I have to say I was biting my nails when the well-meaning Llewellyn has a ‘helpful’ chat with his wife about the deluded Abra and it gets passed on – whoops.

The character growth of DI Rafferty is well handled, in that he changes from a lackadaisical box ticker to a man torn between his need to get the job done and his sympathy for people driven to use the services of low-life loan sharks who prey on them.
As a traditional British mystery which doesn’t need to shock, and yet still keeps the reader engaged, this is a winner.
Uickabrod
I received this book free from storycartel.com for my honest review.

This book reminds me of several British police dramas. Rafferty is tired and not really focused on the case. He has organizing a cheap wedding on his mind, as he is to marry Abra soon. She is going overboard with spending costs for the wedding she wants.

Rafferty's partner, Dafyd Llewellyn, is a stick to the book type of police officer and balances Rafferty quite well.

The case involves the murder of a colledtor, "Jaws'" Harrison from a moneylending firm owned by Forbes. Almost everyone on Primrose Avenue had motive to want "Jaws" dead. Rafferty and Llewwellyn track down and confront most of the people they suspect. Rafferty has an inspiration one night and solves the murder.

Meanwhile, Llewellyn has told his wife about Rafferty's cost-cutting measures and she has told Abra. What will happen next?

This is a good book, full of mystery and social studies. Lots of British words that are easy enough to figure out if you don't know them. i.e. "put the frighteners on"

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Adrietius
4.5 stars
UK crime writer Geraldine Evans adds to her impressive Rafferty and Llewellyn police procedural series with Death Dues, the eleventh in the series.

With DI Rafferty's impending nuptials threatening to equal the national debt, he and the steady DS Llewellyn are tasked with solving the murder of unsavoury debt collector John `Jaws' Harrison. The murder occurs in a dark alley on a council estate where most of the inhabitants have good reason to want Jaws dead - and for Rafferty the investigation cuts a little too close to home.

Death Dues is a gripping police procedural told with wit and intelligence in which clues are planted with such a light touch they are only obvious once the case is solved. Rafferty's family dilemmas are well drawn, but if you like family drama laced with angst you won't find it here. This is a straight police procedural painted with a pallet of internal politics, family baggage and mateship all framed in an intriguing puzzle. Death Dues is a crime novel that doesn't need bells and whistles to ring with veracity.

Previously traditionally published, Death Dues and all of the Rafferty and Llewellyn series (15 in all) are now available as e-books.

For an informative interview with Geraldine Evans go to [...]
Anazan
DI Joe Rafferty is a man with problems. His fiancée wants a royal wedding on his distinctly non-royal salary, and his boss is hounding him to solve the muggings of loan shark collectors. As if he doesn’t have enough mush in his bowl, a collector ends up with his head bashed in, and Rafferty and his partner, DS Dafyd Llewellyn must find the killer.
Death Dues by Geraldine Evans is British cozy mystery at its best, with witty conversations between Rafferty and Llewellyn, and no end to twists, red herrings, and misdirection to keep you guessing until the very end. Evans paints a full-color – though not rosy – picture of Essex and its environs, and trots out a cast of characters that you want to love, hate, and smash – in no particular order.
I read a free review copy of Death Dues, and found that I couldn’t put it down until I’d reached the end, and then had to go back to search for the clues I somehow missed the first time through. If you like traditional British mysteries, you’ll absolutely love Death Dues.
Death Dues (Rafferty and Llewellyn Mysteries) download epub
Mystery
Author: Geraldine Evans
ISBN: 0727878522
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: Severn House Large Print; Large type / large print edition (August 1, 2010)
Pages: 304 pages