The Murder Bag by Tony Parsons

The Murder Bag4 Stars from me

The Murder Bag is great introduction to DC Max Wolfe and a step away from Tony Parson’s usual ‘tug at your heartstrings’ style books – or is it?

For me, as a lover of gritty crime thrillers, The Murder Bag was just a bit too heavy on the shmaltz. With emotional lines and wistful asides thrown in where they just weren’t needed – I felt they detracted from the story itself and that is why the book has dropped one star.

Excluding that, it is highly readable, highly accomplished, introduces some great new characters and most definitely worth a read!

Synopsis: The gripping first novel in an explosive new crime series by Tony Parsons, bestselling author of Man and Boy. If you like crime-novels by Ian Rankin and Peter James, you will love this.

Twenty years ago seven rich, privileged students became friends at their exclusive private school, Potter’s Field. Now they have started dying in the most violent way imaginable.

Detective Max Wolfe has recently arrived in the Homicide division of London’s West End Central, 27 Savile Row.

Soon he is following the bloody trail from the backstreets and bright lights of the city, to the darkest corners of the internet and all the way to the corridors of power.

As the bodies pile up, Max finds the killer’s reach getting closer to everything – and everyone – he loves. 

Soon he is fighting not only for justice, but for his own life …


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