Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Ice Blue

Ice Blue 

by Emma Jameson

Anthony Hetheridge, ninth Baron of Wellegrave, Chief Superintendent for New Scotland Yard, never married, no children, no pets, no hobbies, and not even an interesting vice, will turn sixty in three weeks. With the exception of his chosen career, too sordid for his blue-blooded family to condone, his life has been safe and predictable. But then he meets Detective Sergeant Kate Wakefield - beautiful, willful, and nearly half his age. When Hetheridge saves the outspoken, impetuous young detective from getting the sack, siding with her against Scotland Yard's powerful male hierarchy, his cold, elegantly balanced world spins out of control. Summoned to London's fashionable Belgravia to investigate the brutal murder of a financier, Hetheridge must catch the killer while coping with his growing attraction to Kate, the reappearance of an old flame, and the secret that emerges from his own past.

I really enjoyed this murder romp.  Kate is a working class girl who has fought her past to progress within the male dominated Scotland Yard, however her mouth sometimes runs away with her.  When caught by SC Hetheridge having a full blown verbal row with row with her superior, Kate is certain that she will loose her job, but is given an opportunity instead to prove that she has the capabilities to solve the case.  Both the lead characters were interesting and had good interaction coupled with the eclectic assortment of supporting characters it meant for an enjoyable and sometimes funny read.  Also with Tony being an older man yet still portrayed as attractive was refreshingly different.  I am looking forward to more from the is duo.

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