Catriona King's A Limited Justice is the first in what I hope will be a long running Belfast crime series. King is a former forensic examiner now living in Belfast, both facts which add to the realism of the settings and forensic science. Not that she overwhelms readers with her knowledge, far from it. There is just enough to paint the scenes and no more.
The story opens with a brutal murder in broad daylight,
followed by the seemingly unrelated murder of a WPC. When it becomes
clear that the two have been committed by the same person, instead of
making life easier for the police, it becomes increasingly difficult for
them to work out who the perpetrator might be.
DCI Marc Craig heads up a tight-knit force, intent on stopping the slaughter before the killer can strike again.
story moves along at a great pace, but never feels rushed and the
author has a sure touch, knowing when to switch scenes to make the
reader desperate to find out what happens next.
spoilers it's impossible to give more feedback, other than to say I
thoroughly recommend A Limited Justice and will definitely be buying the
next DCI Marc Craig novel.