Donald Griffith is a fraud in every respect. Not only is he cheating on his wife - with both his personal assistant and his firm's caterer - he has defrauded his clients out of millions of ...
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A psychiatric patient, Reginald Aitken, who has been hospitalised for the last 18 years manages to escape from hospital. The same night a 17 year old girl, Sadie Carr (Commander Blake's god... See full summary »
Brian believes that someone else was in the room with him when he found his mother's body. Doug fears that he will never see his son again. Clare commits a sudden, impetuous act that puts her career in grave jeopardy.
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Commander Blake is still dealing with the aftermath of the James Lampton case. Not only has he pleaded not guilty to the murders for which he is accused, it now means that Blake will have ... See full summary »
Deputy Chief Constable Stephen Blackton is called into the Met to investigate two possible scandals. Known as Blackdog, he has a well-deserved reputation at pursuing corrupt police officers... See full summary »
When the DCI on the case goes into labor, Commander Clare Blake takes charge in the investigation of a dead 2-year-old girl found on the site of a now abandoned psychiatric institute. The ... See full summary »
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Commander Clare Blake has risen to the top of her profession in the male-dominated Metropolitan Police Service and is now the head of the serious crimes unit. Some years previously she ... See full summary »
Scotland Yard Commander Clare Blake is called back from holiday to investigate the apparent murder of Father Thomas Martin who was stabbed 29 times in his church. He was well respected in ... See full summary »
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DC Anna Travis joins a team on the hunt for a particularly gruesome serial killer. When the latest victim is found and doesn't fit the usual profile of the killer's victims, Travis sets out to prove herself.
A series of brutal sex murders disturbingly similar to the pattern of Superintendent Jane Tennison's first major case leads to the awful suggestion that she may have caught the wrong man the first time.
Donald Griffith is a fraud in every respect. Not only is he cheating on his wife - with both his personal assistant and his firm's caterer - he has defrauded his clients out of millions of pounds. He is arrested at his firm's Christmas party but is soon released on bail. He knows he will go to jail for fraud and has few options. When he is found the next day floating in his swimming pool the police must determine if it was suicide or whether his wife, one of his mistresses or an irate client did him in. Assistant Commissioner Les Branton, whose sister lost all of her investments, asks Commander Clare Blake to take charge of the investigation. When the autopsy reveals that he did not drown, the police know they have a murder investigation on their hands. Written by
Commander Clare Blake is given a promotion and told to stop micromanaging individual cases. Jane Griffith hires a private investigator and finds her husband Donald Griffith cheating on her with two women, Grace Kandola and Thelma Field. Donald is arrested for fraud. He has been siphoning money from his business. He gets out on bail and is later found dead. Blake is told to take charge of the case. The case is murky with many suspects. The women all have life insurance policies on Donald and there are many investors hurt by his fraud.
This franchise is still not my favorite police procedural. The team is the two leads with a bunch of no name characters who aren't that interesting. This story is a solid whodunit. It moves well with plenty of reveals. I like this slightly better than the others of this series but it's still not the best.
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