Falling More Slowly
Introducing Detective Inspector Liam McLusky
By Peter Helton
(Soho Constable, Hardcover, 9781569478806, 288pp.)
Publication Date: January 18, 2011
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DI Liam McLusky, freshly transferred from Southampton to Bristol and just recovered from an injury in the line of duty, has no time to settle in before catching a major case. Everyday objects that have been transformed into explosive devices are being left across Bristol, maiming or killing those who pick them up.
McLusky must figure out who the killer is, while navigating the fraught internal politics of his new post. Meanwhile, an ex-partner moves into the city to study—and keep tabs on him.
Peter Helton was born in Germany but moved to London in 1982, working as a translator for film and TV before relocating to the West Country. He completed a Fine Arts degree at UWE and has exhibited in London, Cornwall and Bath. At present he divides his time between his painting studio and writing in his cottage near Bath, which he shares with his cat Asbo.
“Helton, who has written three novels in another series, specializes in the police procedural, and Falling More Slowly is a testament to his love of the form. It's gritty and realistic, and although an arrest is made, the conclusion—like life—is messy and tentative.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Engaging.”—San Diego Union-Tribune