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by Frank O'Rourke

  • Author: Frank O'Rourke
  • ISBN: 0451111397
  • ISBN13: 978-0451111395
  • ePub: 1234 kb | FB2: 1667 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Signet; First Edition edition (1968)
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 112
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Blackwater ePub download

Frank O'Rourke was an American writer known for western and mystery novels and sports fiction.

Frank O'Rourke was an American writer known for western and mystery novels and sports fiction. O'Rourke wrote more than 60 novels and numerous magazine articles. Born in Denver, Colorado he attended Kemper Military School. A talented amateur baseball player, he considered trying out for a professional team, but was called up for service in World War II. At the end of the war he decided to become a Frank O'Rourke was an American writer known for western and mystery novels and sports fiction.

Release Date: June 1987. Publisher: Pocket Books.

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Frank O'Rourke (October 16, 1916 – April 27, 1989) was an American writer known for western and mystery novels and sports fiction. Born in Denver, Colorado, he attended Kemper Military School.

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Blackwater (DI Nick Lowry, #1) was a three star read for me, and only just.

I was excited to be approved for this book for many reasons. I love English Police Procedurals - they tend to be very atmospheric and evocative of whatever era they are set. Fail #1. This book lacked atmosphere. Even the language used in places was years out of date.

The characters are usually earthy, gritty and realistic. Fail #2. I could not feel any connection with any of the characters, irritation - yes, frustrations - yes, connection, no.

The plot is usually taut and tense and interspersed with a little of their private lives as light relief. Fail #3. By the end I didn't give a damn about Nick's (or any other characters for that matter) private life. I was fed up with his bubble-brained wife and their constant neglect of their child. There was no tension (plotwise), just in my shoulders as I got more and more frustrated the more I read. The only sigh of relief I gave was when I turned the final (virtual) page.

The only reason I didn't rate Blackwater 2.5 stars, is that every now and then a glimmer or really good writing shone through. Not enough to make me want to read any more of this series though.

Thank you to NetGalley and Quercus Books for providing a digital ARC of Blackwater by James Henry for review. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
This was from Amazon Vine UK.

It's New Year's Day, 1983 and a call comes through to Colchester CID about a body being run over by a car on the road to Mersea Island. Neither DI Nicholas Lowry nor DC Daniel Kenton are bothered until it's pointed out that at the time of the 'accident', the body was missing an arm and its head. It gained their attention. In the interim, a squaddie has died in hospital having jumped from a wall at Colchester Castle after being chased by a gang of local thugs. Lowry is tasked with that one, too. Meanwhile, in that same hospital, his wife is routinely shagging a junior surgeon during their breaks. Then two more bodies are found in an unoccupied house. Lowry has much to contend with.

'Blackwater' is the name given to the body of water that eventually meets the North Sea and though it doesn't feature in the narrative, those who live and work on Mersea depend on it. And Mersea is an integral part, as is the attitude to female officers and villains that some readers might think alien. Probably the only crime novel that mentions Rod Hull and Emu, this is an interesting read in that it gives a good account and feel of the period. That's how it was then, and the author captures the times perfectly, none more so than when someone puts on a jacket and pulls the sleeves about their elbows. (An action I always thought stupid and pointless, which also looked rather ridiculous.)

You can also imagine the freezing weather, the numbing cold and the bleak landscape where much of the story takes place. The characters also have their intriguing traits with Chief Superintendent Sparks seemingly more concerned with his boxing and teams than catching vicious criminals. WPC Gabriel does seem to be a bit of a spare part at times, and happens to be the niece of the Assistant Chief Commissioner, but I guess that happened. Lowry, meanwhile, has seen it all before and Kenton might be new to the job but he learns quickly. Not only that, he knows his DI boss will back him up whatever.

Albeit manned by a dopey PC and a been-there-done-that Sergeant who should have retired years ago, what might surprise those under a certain age is that a fairly uninhabited part of Essex has its own police station. It was different back then. Like the temporary window cleaner who carries his ladders on top of an XR3i. One character goes by the name of Ted Nugent. DI Lowry decides there can't be two people with the same name. Virtually living in a previous decade, he obviously hadn't heard of The Amboy Dukes.

The denouement came as a bit of a surprise and everything was tied together nicely, leaving further exploits of Lowry, Kenton and Gabriel (with undoubted appearances by a few others) to be considered
I really struggled to get into this book initially. I found it difficult to form a connection with anyone to start with. There seemed to be a lot of different things going on which made it quite confusing to follow. However as the story progressed I managed to get into it. It gives an interesting perspective on life and the way the police operated in the early 80's. It is not the best police procedural book I've read this year but it was worth persevering with!

Thanks to Netgalley for giving me the chance to read and review this book.
A 1980's police procedural, a well written UK based crime drama, with one to many pop culture references thrown in for me. The characters are fairly well developed, believable enough in their actions but you don't overly engage with any of them. The crime itself is interesting and has multiple threads to it that make for an interesting read.I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review from Real Readers
I was really disappointed with this book and will not read any more about DI Lowry and his wife. A slow going, boring book.
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