The Poisoned Rock by Robert Daws


Murder, mystery and history on Gibraltar     

My rating:  5 out of 5     


A film is being made about a war time spy, and then murders start happening.  Are the two connected?

The Poisoned RockThis is a great murder mystery set on Gibraltar, with excursions into neighbouring Spain.   War time documents, British Government secrets and the police desperate to find the murderer before he/she strikes again combine to give the reader plenty to get involved in.   The chapters are very short, with plenty of action and twists, and a fast, exciting pace. 

Set among the streets of Gibraltar plenty of pubs, restaurants, parks and streets are featured, which adds a great dimension for anyone thinking of visiting Gibraltar or who already knows the peninsular.   There seemed to be a lot of characters as I began the book, but I quickly got involved in the story, and the characters all became clear in their different roles.   

Each page is watermarked, which added to the attraction of the book, and did not detract at all from the clarity of the print.  A great looking gift for any mystery thriller lover from young to old. 

This is the 2nd book in the Detectives Sullivan and Broderick series, and the first that I have read.  It works well as a stand alone book.   I understand that the 3rd book in the series is due out in the summer of 2018; I’m looking forward to reading it! 

5*s from me as I loved the details about Gibraltar, was completely involved in the story, and learnt a little about wartime Gibraltar as well. 

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