"Talking to the Dead’ is an innovative book that tackles the crime novel from a different angle."
DC Fiona Griffiths has a reputation for being a lose cannon having nearly crippled a man she was questioning who tried to grope her. He won’t do that again in a hurry. Her superior officer, DCI Jackson believes she is a worthy police officer and has gained a place on his team, but knows Griffiths needs a close eye on her.
When Janet Mancini and her six year old daughter, April are found murdered in a filthy flat Griffiths strongly feels the cries of the innocent. Janet Mancini was a heroin addict who had tried to clean her act and had been living decently for some time. So why, just weeks before her death, did Janet move her and her daughter in to a hovel and hide away? What was she scared of? Whatever it was finally caught up with her and Griffiths is determined that she will personally find out who killed them both in such a horrific manner.
And then there is the other case – the embezzler and ex-cop Penry who appears to have had links with the dead millionaire, Rattigan. And the supposedly dead man’s body was never found, evidently currently languishing at the bottom of the Severn estuary. So what is Penry’s link to Rattigan and why was the dead man’s Platinum card found in a hovel with two dead bodies a year after his death? Griffith tries to play by the rules but soon her maverick side can no longer be kept in check.