Download Epub Format ¸ The Deeds of the Devil PDF by Ó Helen Noble In Helen Noble s Deeds of the Devil, serial killer Ronald Norris has been getting away with murder for decades His own mother calls him diafol, devil But how does he choose his victims, why, and who can possibly catch him Enter Detective Ally McCready, divorced single mom, fresh back on the Welsh police force after a forced administrative leave, after winning a sexual harassment case She s one of the best but her status and unusual approach give her even to prove Can I trust you the opening sentence asks, and the novel asks the reader again and again Behind his persona of respectability as a legal auditor and landlord, and fa ade of devoted caretaker to his elderly mother, Ronald is hiding a lot than anyone could imagine Ally has to decide to trust her instincts, her boss, her son, all of which are suspect in some way Stationed back in the same neighborhood she grew up in, things get A serial killer is quietly collecting victims, along with their pension books and memorabilia He loves the terror in the eyes of his dying victims, old ladies and nubile female students He reaches climax as they expire His crimes have gone undetected and his profession gives him access to new possibilities The arrival of Detective Inspector Ally McCready in the Swansea police force starts a cat and mouse chase When the killer, Norris, realises she is onto him, it becomes a cat and rat game for him.
But Ally has a past of her own, returning to work after a long sexual harassment case, which she won, creating tensions for the male staff she works alongside She also has a defunct marriage and errant son Noble handles this mix deftly, providing a pol When we first meet Detective Sergeant Ally McCready, she has just moved into a rented flat in Swansea, the city of her childhood, after an absence of fifteen years and is preparing for her first day at work She has also enrolled on a part time MSc in forensic psychology at Swansea University, and so the scene is set for some ensuing clashes with one of her peers, a man who pours scorn on psychological profiling and cognitive interviewing techniques, demanding facts in the form of forensic evidence, before all else.
The story unfolds, in this Welsh roman noir, as an improbable serial killer wends his evil way about the city We know who he is from the start but this doesn t make the action any less gripping Along with the arduous task of tracking the murderer down and proving his guilt, Ally has to cope with the unexpected appearance of her teenage son, w
DS Ally McCready is the new detective on the literary block, and is surely destined to become the next ITV Sunday night copper sensation.
Fresh from divorce and a break from the force, she finds herself returning not only to the job but also back to her home town of Swansea Moving on by moving back is an interesting underlying theme that helps us not only understand who Ally McCready is, but also informs on the whys and hows of why and how anyone is who they are which is of course fundamental to psychology and which helps elevate this crime novel above others.
If you re going to write a novel about psychopaths crime law etc.
, it really helps if you have a background in such things yourself The author of this book has A compelling and very well written novel.
It starts with a murder, and we know who the murderer is, but as the book goes on we see deeper into the character.
This is a tense, gripping murder crime novel not too gory that is well researched and therefore very believable I actually think this would translate well to the screen.
This is the first in a new crime series, and if this is anything to go by then subsequent books should be just as good.
The Deeds of the Devil Is A Chilling Insight Into The Mind Of A Calculating Killer Who Preys Upon The Elderly And Vulnerable Residents Of Swansea DS Ally McCready, A Troubled Detective Who Has Recently Returned To Her Home Town, Is Tasked With Finding The Unexpected And Unlikely Serial Killer With Little Physical Evidence Left At The Crime Scenes McCready Relies Upon Her Expertise As A Graduate In Psychology To Delve Into The Dark Underbelly Of Human Behaviour And To Seek Leads That Others May Have Missed, And Save Lives