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Death's dark shadow / Sally Spencer.

By: Spencer, Sally, 1949- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Spencer, Sally, DCI Monika Paniatowski: 7.Publisher: Sutton : Severn House Paperbacks, 2014Description: 208 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781847515230 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Paniatowski, Monika (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Police -- England -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery stories.Summary: Before she can even begin to track down the killer of the old woman dumped on the lonely canalside, Monika Paniatowski needs to find out who she is - and no one seems to know. It's not until there is a second, even more brutal, murder that Paniatowski realises she will have to call on the help of her old mentor, ex-DCI Charlie Woodend.
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"A final bombshell will leave readers shocked in this brutal, dark, gripping, and sometimes touching tale that is Spencer at her very best. A must-read" - Booklist Starred Review <br> <br> A nameless victim. An unknown killer. An impossible case for Monika Paniatowski. <br> <br> Before she can even begin to track down the killer of the old woman dumped by the lonely canal, Monika Paniatowski needs to find out who she is - and no one seems to know. Even when her daughter Louisa provides the vital clue, it only makes life more difficult, because the Chief Constable - intent on making Paniatowski's life difficult - refused to let her follow the obvious trail. And it is not until there is a second, even more brutal, murder, that Paniatowski realises she will have to call on the help of her old mentor, ex-DCI Charlie Woodend.

Originally published: 2013.

Before she can even begin to track down the killer of the old woman dumped on the lonely canalside, Monika Paniatowski needs to find out who she is - and no one seems to know. It's not until there is a second, even more brutal, murder that Paniatowski realises she will have to call on the help of her old mentor, ex-DCI Charlie Woodend.

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Dona Elena never regains sure footing after suffering the worst possible atrocities, including the abduction of her infant child, during the Spanish Civil War. When Franco's long dictatorial reign finally ends with his death in 1975, she escapes to England, having learned recently a key detail about her family. Unfortunately, she becomes a victim again and is murdered in Whitebridge; DCI Monika Paniatowski investigates. Monika's local contacts know more about Elena than they let on, and she is led a bit astray. It's only by engaging her former mentor, DCI Charlie Woodend (who has retired in Spain), that Monika manages to tie together an extraordinarily painful story that spans several decades. VERDICt Case number seven (after A Walk with the Dead) is a quietly compelling story for those intrigued by war crimes and the resulting fallout. Spencer's admirable Paniatowski character has spun off strongly from the popular DCI Woodend series. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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