Somebody Told Me (Inspector Marco #3)
A gangland murder…
When DI John Marco discovers the body of Felix Bevard he knows instantly the killing was a professional hit. But the criminal underworld don’t share secrets easily and with no apparent motive, Marco is forced to delve into Bevard’s murky past to try to find the murderer…
An impossible killer…
As Marco examines Bevard’s past crimes, one name keeps cropping up – notorious gangster Jimmy Walsh. A brutal murderer, Walsh has a motive for killing Bevard and the power to do it, but there’s just one problem – Walsh is already behind bars.
A race against time.
Corruption at the heart of the system seems the only answer. How else could Walsh kill with impunity? But as Marco’s investigation develops, new leads spring from cases once thought closed, and the net closes ever tighter on Walsh. Until Marco’s own family begins to face threats to their life that could jeopardise the whole case.
Now Marco must prove Walsh’s guilt or catch the real killer still be at large, before Marco becomes a victim himself…
I write crime fiction based in Wales and about Wales. The rural landscape of north Wales provides the backdrop to the Inspector Drake novels. And Cardiff the capital of Wales provides the setting for the Inspector Marco novels set in a modern urban environment.
I love the novels of Raymond Chandler, Ian Rankin, Mark Billingham, Henning Mankell, Val McDermid – the list could go on! And I enjoy watching detective series on the television the recent Hinterland series based near Aberystwyth in Wales was great. One of my favourites is the French series Spiral but The Bridge and Broadchurch and the Rebus series with Ken Stott and Kenneth Branagh in Wallander are great too.
I have been on writing courses at the Welsh Writers Centre in Llanystymdwy, North Wales tutored by Matt Whyman and Marcus Sedgwick as well as crime writing courses with Peter Robinson and Andrew Taylor at the Scottish Writers centre.
I was born in Anglesey an island off the north Wales coast and after leaving school in Holyhead I went to University in London before training as a solicitor/lawyer. I practised in a small family business doing criminal work in the magistrates and crown courts, divorce and family work.
I still live on Anglesey, North Wales near the beach and the mountains of Snowdonia.
DI Marco is a determined detective who will go to any length to find the bad guy. His determination can get him into trouble at times but he will get his guy. His team will stand by him even if they don’t agree with his ways at times.
When Felix Bevard is found murdered in a back room of a restaurant the investigation will lead DI Marco and his team to a previous murder and the main suspect has an alibi that seems to be ironclad. The main suspect has a history with the victim and his associates are involved in more than what everyone is aware of.
DI Marco and his team will go back to a cold case to solve the murder of Felix. This book is full of twists and suspense. The determination of DI Marco and his detective work is beyond reproach and he pours his heart and soul into his job. Although he is now beginning to realize that there is more to life than his job and he wants to spend more time with his son and his parents.
I have enjoyed reading the DI Marco books and I hope there are more to come in the future. He’s a great detective and police officer. He doesn’t cut corners when he’s investigating a crime and he won’t let anyone working on his team or for his team cut corners either. He’s determined to solve his cases and his team works very well together and very hard for DI Marco. They may not always agree with his methods or working all weekend long, but they won’t say anything to DI Marco to contradict him.
I highly recommend these books to anyone who likes crime dramas, police procedural stories, or suspense stories. The twists in this story kept me guessing and trying to find the suspect right along with DI Marco. I give this story a 4.5 star review and hope to read more of Mr. Puleston’s books in the near future.