Shadow play / Cynthia Harrod-Eagles.

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    • Publication Information:
      First world edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "When the body of a smartly-dressed businessman turns up in the yard of Eli Simpson's car workshop, DCI Bill Slider and his team soon surmise that the victim was someone's 'enforcer'. So who was Mr King? Who was he the muscle for? And what did he know that made someone decide to terminate the terminator?"--Publisher's description.
    • Notes:
      "A Detective Inspector Slider mystery"--Cover.
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    • ABNT:
      HARROD-EAGLES, C. Shadow play. [s.l.] : Severn House, 2017. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 14 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Harrod-Eagles C. Shadow Play. Severn House; 2017. Accessed November 14, 2019.
    • APA:
      Harrod-Eagles, C. (2017). Shadow play. Severn House. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia. 2017. Shadow Play. A Bill Slider Mystery. Severn House.
    • Harvard:
      Harrod-Eagles, C. (2017) Shadow play. Severn House (A Bill Slider mystery). Available at: (Accessed: 14 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Harrod-Eagles, C 2017, Shadow play, A Bill Slider mystery, Severn House, viewed 14 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia. Shadow Play. Severn House, 2017. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia. Shadow Play. A Bill Slider Mystery. Severn House, 2017.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Harrod-Eagles C. Shadow play [Internet]. Severn House; 2017 [cited 2019 Nov 14]. (A Bill Slider mystery). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2017 December #1

When a man's body is found in isolated Jacket Yard, DCI Bill Slider and his crack team of detectives are called in to investigate. The victim was killed by a fierce blow to the back of his neck. There's no identification on the body, but Slider and his team dig leads out of the daily grind of a murder investigation—conducting door-to-door inquiries, watching hours of mind-numbing CCTV tape, comparing DNA to the MisPers list. All that slogging—the stuff of police procedure, crisply detailed as always by Harrod-Eagles—uncovers a respected Member of Parliament with secrets to hide, corrupt and greedy businessmen, a woman whose outward "heart of gold" hides dangerous ambition, and a victim whose only desire was to retire to the home of his dreams. Along with a thoroughly engaging crime story, Harrod-Eagles also delivers plenty of peripheral humor, from the easy and always entertaining banter among Slider's motley team to the way Slider's boss butchers the English language with his hilarious non sequiturs. Another winner from a talented and prolific genre veteran. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2017 December #2

At the start of Harrod-Eagles's highly entertaining 20th mystery featuring Det. Chief Insp. Bill Slider (after 2017's Old Bones), Slider arrives at a crime scene—the muddy yard of an auto repair shop near a London railway line—where lies the body of a well-dressed, well-groomed middle-aged man, killed by a blow to the head. The shop's surly owner says he's never seen the man before. The only clue to the victim's identity is a lottery ticket tucked in his jacket pocket. Soon Slider is drawn into an investigation that touches the lives of a masseuse with a heart of gold, rapacious property developers, small-time politicians, hotshot lawyers, and handsome rent boys, among other colorful and distinctive characters. Slider and the likable members of his police team enjoy an easy camaraderie, and their exchanges are sprinkled with dry wit, as are those between Slider and his musician wife, Joanna, who acts as his sounding board. Harrod-Eagles shows once again why this series ranks high among contemporary British police procedurals. (Feb.)

Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly.