Firewatching / Russ Thomas.

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  • Additional Information
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "A taut and ambitious police procedural debut introducing Detective Sergeant Adam Tyler, a cold case reviewer who lands a high-profile murder investigation only to find the main suspect is a recent one-night stand.."-- Provided by publisher.
    • Other Titles:
      Fire watching.
    • ISBN:
      9780525542025
      0525542027
    • Accession Number:
      2019042363
    • Accession Number:
      on1103690514
      1103690514
    • Accession Number:
      fay.685809
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      THOMAS, R. Firewatching. [s. l.]: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2020. ISBN 9780525542025. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685809. Acesso em: 15 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Thomas R. Firewatching. G. P. Putnam’s Sons; 2020. Accessed August 15, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685809
    • APA:
      Thomas, R. (2020). Firewatching. G. P. Putnam’s Sons.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Thomas, Russ. 2020. Firewatching. G. P. Putnam’s Sons. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685809.
    • Harvard:
      Thomas, R. (2020) Firewatching. G. P. Putnam’s Sons. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685809 (Accessed: 15 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Thomas, R 2020, Firewatching, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, viewed 15 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Thomas, Russ. Firewatching. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685809.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Thomas, Russ. Firewatching. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685809.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Thomas R. Firewatching [Internet]. G. P. Putnam’s Sons; 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 15]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685809

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1

Thomas' gritty first novel centers on a murder investigation in Yorkshire, England. Detective Sergeant Adam Tyler is languishing in the Cold Case Review Unit when the discovery of the skeleton of a financier who has been missing for six years offers him the opportunity to prove himself. Except for this one thing: the most likely suspect happens to be someone with whom Tyler recently had a fling. It also doesn't help that his relationship with his fellow officers is strained, at best. Working with another outsider looking for acceptance, Muslim constable Amina Rabbani, Tyler must deal with additional complications, including a mysterious woman with dementia who is apparently being threatened and someone in the shadows who wants the world to burn. Tyler and Rabbani make an intriguing team, and Thomas shows a flair for vivid imagery in this twisty, very dark procedural that one hopes is the launch of a series. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1

Thomas' gritty first novel centers on a murder investigation in Yorkshire, England. Detective Sergeant Adam Tyler is languishing in the Cold Case Review Unit when the discovery of the skeleton of a financier who has been missing for six years offers him the opportunity to prove himself. Except for this one thing: the most likely suspect happens to be someone with whom Tyler recently had a fling. It also doesn't help that his relationship with his fellow officers is strained, at best. Working with another outsider looking for acceptance, Muslim constable Amina Rabbani, Tyler must deal with additional complications, including a mysterious woman with dementia who is apparently being threatened and someone in the shadows who wants the world to burn. Tyler and Rabbani make an intriguing team, and Thomas shows a flair for vivid imagery in this twisty, very dark procedural that one hopes is the launch of a series. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2020 February

DS Adam Tyler always wondered whether the South Yorkshire Cold Case Review Unit was meant to get results or whether his one-man unit was a PR stunt. He also thought he could be paraded out as the department's token gay detective. Then he fights for what's going to be a high-profile case. Builders discover a body when they knock down a wall in an old house, and it's probably Gerald Cartwright, a prominent businessman who disappeared six years earlier. Tyler needs to hide the problem that could throw him off the case. He had a one-night stand with a primary suspect, Cartwright's son. Then a fire investigator convinces Tyler that an old fire at the house could be linked to a series of blazes now occurring in the vicinity. It takes time, but the team finds a blogger who's writing about the fires—someone who may know the secrets about Cartwright's disappearance. VERDICT Tortured characters and the story's fires ignite a dramatic, riveting debut about fathers, sons, and secrets. Readers who appreciate Ann Cleeves's intricately plotted stories with complicated protagonists will welcome another British series into that fold. [See Prepub Alert, 7/21/19.]—Lesa Holstine, Evansville Vanderburgh P.L., IN

Copyright 2020 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 December #1

When the remains of Gerald Cartwright, a wealthy, reviled businessman in Sheffield, England, are found bricked up in a wall of the Old Vicarage, Cartwright's home until his disappearance six years earlier, ambitious Det. Sgt. Adam Tyler, the principal investigator in Thomas's excellent debut, is grateful to be assigned the high-profile cold case. The night of the discovery, Tyler is picked up in a gay bar by an attractive young man, Oscar, who happens to be Cartwright's son and only heir. Meanwhile, arson fires are set around Sheffield, disturbing residents and confounding police. They spark memories for Lilly and her companion, Edna, who were volunteer firewatchers in London during WWII. The pair played a big hand in raising Oscar, who soon becomes the lead suspect in his father's death, after his mother vanished when he was a child. Distinctive characters include feisty Det. Constable Amina Rabbani and fire captain Paul Enfield, who are often at odds with each other. Red herrings and uncovered family secrets abound. This stunning police procedural marks Thomas as an author to watch. Agent: Sarah Hornsley, Bent Agency. (Feb.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.