The Dead Hand of History

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The Dead Hand of History

By Sally Spencer

Severn House Publishers, Hardcover, 9780727868053, 235pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2009

The first in a new series featuring Charlie Woodend's protege, DCI Monika Paniatowski - It will be no easy task to fill DCI Charlie Woodend's shoes, the newly-promoted Monika Paniatowski tells herself, but, given a little time, she thinks she can grow into them. Yet, with the discovery of a severed hand, time is the one thing she does not have. When her colleagues prove untrustworthy, the urge to call Woodend for help becomes almost irresistible . . .