Books

Angels Passing

[PDF] Download ☆ Angels Passing : by Graham Hurley - Angels Passing, Angels Passing Why did fourteen year old Helen Bassam fall to her death from a tower block DI Joe Faraday is on the case but almost immediately he s fighting for resources The body of a drug dealer is found hangin

  • Title: Angels Passing
  • Author: Graham Hurley
  • ISBN: 9780752849539
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Paperback

[PDF] Download ☆ Angels Passing : by Graham Hurley, Angels Passing, Graham Hurley, Angels Passing Why did fourteen year old Helen Bassam fall to her death from a tower block DI Joe Faraday is on the case but almost immediately he s fighting for resources The body of a drug dealer is found hanging from a tree and the head of the Major Crimes Squad is pulling in all the manpower he can get Faraday plunges into Portsmouth s bleak netherworld of wrecked families andWhy did fourte [PDF] Download ☆ Angels Passing : by Graham Hurley - Angels Passing, Angels Passing Why did fourteen year old Helen Bassam fall to her death from a tower block DI Joe Faraday is on the case but almost immediately he s fighting for resources The body of a drug dealer is found hangin

  • [PDF] Download ☆ Angels Passing : by Graham Hurley
    379 Graham Hurley
Angels Passing

About "Graham Hurley"

  1. Graham Hurley

    Graham Hurley was born November, 1946 in Clacton on Sea, Essex His seaside childhood was punctuated by football, swimming, afternoons on the dodgems, run ins with the police, multiple raids on the local library plus near total immersion in English post war movies.Directed and produced documentaries for ITV through two decades, winning a number of national and international awards Launched a writing career on the back of a six part drama commission for ITV Rules of Engagement Left TV and became full time writer in 1991.Authored nine stand alone thrillers plus Airshow , a fly on the wall novel length piece of reportage, before accepting Orion invitation to become a crime writer Drew gleefully on home town Portsmouth Pompey as the basis for an on going series featuring D I Joe Faraday and D C Paul Winter Contributed five years of personal columns to the Portsmouth News, penned a number of plays and dramatic monologues for local production including the city s millenium celebration, Willoughby and Son , then decamped to Devon for a considered take on Pompey low life.The Faraday series came to an end after 12 books Healthy sales at home and abroad, plus mega successful French TV adaptations, tempted Orion to commission a spin off series, set in the West Country, featuring D S Jimmy Suttle Launch title Western Approaches published 2012 Touching Distance to hit the bookstores next month 21st November.Has recently self published a number of titles on Kindle including Strictly No Flowers a dark take on crime fiction , Estuary a deeply personal memoir and Backstory how and why he came to write the Faraday series.Married to the delectable Lin Three grown up sons Tom, Jack and Woody Plus corking grandson Dylan.You re very welcome to contact Graham through his website grahamhurley Or direct on seasidepictures btinternet Series D.I Joe Faraday

865 Comments

  1. The plotting of this book maintained my interest from beginning to end, even though I found the ending perhaps a tad too neat and convenient.Joe Faraday is a complex and interesting character, all too human in his reactions to personal problems One wonders how a supposedly competent detective can be so bloody blind to clues in his own relationships, but human beings can persuade themselves to turn a blind eye to anything if it is in their self interest.I hated DC Paul Winter in the first two boo [...]


  2. Excellent detective novel All the characters are realistic and completely believable and all have a conflicting mixture of motives The villains are as wonderfully unpleasant as some of the characters in Dickens The narrative and description of police procedures is fascinating and the detectives themselves are shown as partially flawed The description of the sink estates in and around Portsmouth and their inhabitants is grey and bleak The whole mix produces a very enjoyable novel.


  3. Blurb from Why did fourteen year old Helen Bassam fall to her death from a tower block DI Joe Faraday is on the case, but almost immediately, he s fighting for resources The body of a drug dealer is found hanging from a tree, and the head of the Major Crimes Squad is pulling in all the manpower he can get Faraday plunges into Portsmouth s bleak netherworld of wrecked families and children cast adrift But as he tracks down a ten year old boy who may hold the key to Helen s death, he s faced with [...]


  4. Hurley is probably the foremost British proponent of gritty, social realist police procedurals His books vividly capture the methods, personalities and personal relationships, and the politics of policing, as well as the people, places and situations the police deal with on a daily basis Hurley provides a warts and all portrayal of Portsmouth, its micro geographies and social divisions, and its bleak underbelly In Angels Passing, the fourth book in the DI Faraday series, the tale weaves together [...]


  5. Two investigations running simultaneously Both investigations are set in Portsmouth describing the environment and lifestyle of both the middle class as pertaining to the death of the fourteen year old girl, and the criminal class surrounding the events of the murder The author takes you through the emotion and intricacies of family life, and the tangle of criminal relationships Not to mention the emotion and life of the investigating officers I enjoyed this read, visualising the environment, an [...]


  6. I did not like this book as much as the previous two One thing I did like is that it is told entirely from the point of view of detectives although it switches from person to person rapidly throughout It did tend to get a bit tedious in parts and at bit preachy It also uses some British Portsmouth slang I was unfamiliar with and couldn t find in my British dictionary I would like to see the female detectives with a larger role I also don t understand why Faraday s deaf son doesn t appear to have [...]


  7. Another interesting entry in this British police procedural series set in and around Portsmouth DI Joe Faraday, once again being sought for promotion, is too busy investigating the death of a teenage girl who may or may not have thrown herself off the roof to even consider it Meanwhile some of his team are seconded to Major Crimes to work on a hanging death Faraday s personal life is also in an uproar and he tries to deal with that as well.As usual, quite a page turner, with a good balance of th [...]


  8. I thoroughly enjoyed this book Unlike most crime novels, this one focused solely on the police and the work they do to solve a crime, even when resources are slim and the crime isn t a crime it was very interesting to see things from this point of view and I enjoyed the characters immensely Getting an insight into the home life of Farraday, his deaf son and his errant girlfriend added colour to what might otherwise have been a dull recounting of everyday police work but really, there was nothing [...]


  9. The I read of Graham Hurley the I like and admire his workmanlike style I began reading detective fiction in order to find ut how to do it many writers styles are sufficiently idiosyncratic and far superior to anything I could attempt so as to be thoroughly enjoyable to read but beyond me to emulate Which is not to say Graham Hurley lacks at all, just that I could far easily learn from him And intend to.And with each succeeding book in the series his characters become rounded.


  10. I found it difficult to rate this book, I hesitated between 2 or 3 stars It s well written, the characters are realistic, the story is ok and plausible But I also like crime novels to be real whodunits, in this case the 2 pronged investigation being linked in the last pages was too much of a deus ex machina Also, I ve seen the story described as gritty, but I d rather describe it as grimy this is not an England I d like to live in


  11. Excellent read, the police procedural element and politics are brilliantly crafted Faraday tries hard to balance the job with politics with his personal life and at times you feel his angst trying to do the right thing A great read


  12. Gritty, convincing story of detectives and villains set as usual in Portsmouth, with excellent plotting and characters Graham Hurley is my favourite crime writer at the moment and I m moving straight on to another of his.


  13. If you like grim, gritty British police procedurals, you ll really like this book The main character Farraday is a good accompaniment to the police work Hurley is a good solid writer The only reason it s not stars is my personal taste, a little dark for where I m at right now.


  14. A good crime story set in Portsmouth, what induced a 14 year old girl to jump from the top of a 23 storey block, and what part did a 10 year old boy play in it Add in a few of the local villains appearing to be murdering each other, and the police are overstretched.


  15. Very good these mysteries rankle the traditionalist in me just a bit, as Detective Winter works waaay on the edges of the law But Farday and company always seem to be involved in very interesting, complex mysteries




  16. Like Rebus, but it s Portsmouth not EdinburghGreat, gritty detective fiction Faraway is a great lead character with a tragic past Can t wait to read the next one.






  17. The plot is good, the ending is ok but the style of writing did not do the story justice I had to force myself to keep reading it Some readers might love it, I found it a bit boring though.



  18. ExcellentExcellent still Iove where these stories are based I can always picture where the locations are I liked the storyline



Leave a Comment