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Curiosity about a strangled lawyer leads police doctor Callie Hughes along a bumpy road to the truth.
When a lawyer is found dead in his home, the circumstances are indeed strange, if not wholly suspicious. An act of auto-eroticisation has gone terribly wrong, leading to an unintended climax to his life.
It is only after another lawyer is found dead in his former boss’s pool that Dr Callie Hughes begins to suspect there is more to the deaths. But she can’t act on her instincts until the pathology reports are filed.
What she can do is explore the men’s respective backgrounds. Both having worked in the justice system, there are more than a few disgruntled individuals who could have wanted them dead. The challenge will be finding one connected to both men.
Juggling her work as a forensic pathologist and part-time GP, Callie risks overstepping the mark when it comes to investigating the case. But her instincts have been proven right in the past. And when another lawyer is publicly humiliated, she begins to develop a theory.
Whilst the police may have seen her meddling as a hindrance in the past, when the strange antics in the coastal town of Hastings continue, in more ways than one they’ll be grateful that through her sleuthing, she has closed in on the killer.
GUILTY PARTY is the third Dr Callie Hughes murder mystery. It can be enjoyed as a standalone or alongside the other books in the series.
Combining forensic work with private investigation and some police procedure, Candy Denman’s books will delight fans of Kendra Elliot and Patricia Cornwell and are a must for serious crime fiction readers.
The full list of titles in the series is as follows:
- DEAD PRETTY
- BODY HEAT
- GUILTY PARTY
- VITAL SIGNS
- DEADLY REMEDIES
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Callie works as a GP, but also works for the police so we see 2 sides of her as a doctor, which is interesting. And of course she just cannot help but get caught up in the investigations! She has developed an amusing love/hate relationship with the police - DI Miller, who she seems to want to impress. And then there is his colleague Jeffries, who is the most annoying person ever, but funny. Really loving this series so far! Looking forward to the next one.