Book Review: The Dead List by Martin Crosbie

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommended: 14 and up

This was a book courtesy of BookRature.

I really enjoyed this book because it was fast-paced but I wish that the author had developed the characters earlier because they were like a list of names in the book until about halfway through, where we were told who these people were, and what their relation to the main character was.

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John Drake is a police officer. He has a night watch in a neighborhood where nothing really ever happens. However, one night, he finds a dead body and has no idea how it got there because he didn’t see anything.

When the other police officers arrive at the scene, they debate whether or not the man’s death was an accident, because it looked like he tripped, but his hands were in a weird position that may have been from someone attacking him

Most of the officers are happy with handing this case over to their superiors or to the mortician to find out the true cause of the man’s death. However, John is certain that this was murder and when the mortician says that the cause of death was poisoning, John is more than willing to take this case.

However, things take a turn for the worse when a second person turns up dead.

Are these murders related? Will they find the murderer?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: The Dead List (A John Drake Mystery)

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