[↠ The Doll Makers || ✓ PDF Read by ✓ Penny Grubb] #2020

  • Title: The Doll Makers
  • Author: Penny Grubb
  • ISBN: 9780709089810
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Hardcover

  • The Doll Makers By Penny Grubb PI Annie Raymond s dreams of being a successful insurance fraud investigator start to look precarious when she is accused of corruption She decides that it is time to come clean, both to her aunt who raised her as her own, and to her estranged father, a police sergeant in rural Argyle However, neither wants to listen Her father is swamped by a murder enquiry and her aunPI Annie Raymond s dreams of being a successful insurance fraud investigator start to look precarious when she is accused of corruption She decides that it is time to come clean, both to her aunt who raised her as her own, and to her estranged father, a police sergeant in rural Argyle However, neither wants to listen Her father is swamped by a murder enquiry and her aunt is full of conspiracy theories and gossip Suddenly, news from London has Annie racing south, but the case is not the lifeline she hoped for or is it After all, it wouldn t take much to fake the evidence and deliver the miracle Annie knows she has to clear her head and concentrate, yet echoes from Scotland resonate, and when a witness in London provides a horrifying revelation, the loose ends in her case become entangled with events hundreds of miles north All at once, Annie realizes that she must get back to her father before it is too late.
    Penny Grubb
    Penny is a scientist and academic Health Informatics , and was Chair of the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society , the largest writers organisation in the world, for six years to 2013 A writer all her life, she penned her first story at age 4 and won her first writing competition at age 9 In 2004 she received an international award, the Crime Writers Association s Debut Dagger She has worked in a variety of jobs, having been on the inside of pathology labs, operating theatres and medical schools across Europe Working full time with one job in London, the other in Hull, in her spare time Penny writes crime novels and occasional articles for newspapers and magazines.

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    Stuart Aken
    I met the wonderfully idiosyncratic heroine, Annie Raymond, in Penny s first detective novel, Like False Money, and enjoyed her doubts, courage and intelligence there In The Doll Makers, Annie travels from her new post in London to visit her father in Scotland and Penny Grubb highlights the contrasts between the noise and claustrophobia of the capital and the space and relative peace of a small Scottish loch side town The story holds the reader s interest from the start and keeps a tight grip on [...]

    Rin Simpson
    They say you shouldn t judge a book by it s cover, but in this case you really should I was compelled to buy The Doll Makers at CrimeFest quite simply because the deliciously dark cover illustration stood out among the piles of other books And when I settled down to read it, I found the story as noteworthy as the artwork.Told through the eyes of fraud investigator Annie Raymond, it is a tale with many threads that, at first, seem a little overwhelming in their apparent disparity Just a few chapt [...]

    2010 Well written page turner with enough about people s personalities to keep me interested The detective is a young female who grew up in a village in Scotland and she goes back there to solve the crime s.I probably would not reread the book, but would be glad to read others by this author when in the mood for this genre.I m sure every female would like a boyfriend like hers doesn t mind her odd hours and unexplained absences Pays her bills when she gets behind Enjoys hearing all her tales Is [...]

    The book engaged my interest from the beginning, developing into a fast moving thriller that I found a real page turner.

    Vicki Gooding
    The Cover of the Book and the Name of the Story were intriguing Once I purchased the book and read the preface my first thought was oh no, I hope this is not going to be an indicator of the rest of the book , but still desired to sit down to read You can t always tell, at first I soon realized that the wording was a bit confusing because she wrote with an European English that is a tad different from the Americanized I m accustomed too I m so glad I continued It took me a little than a day to r [...]

    Harlequin Books
    Miniseries A PI Annie Raymond MysteryCategory Mystery

    I liked parts of this book very much I could see every scene clearly in my mind, so I got a free trip to Scotland, and England too For me that s worth the time it took to read right there.The detective had a good back story, but her frequent idiotic choices were annoying to me Gee, I don t know this scruffy dude who is a murder suspect, but, sure, I ll ride with him and go to visit his druggy friend s tumbledown house What could go wrong Etc The plot, in some ways, ended up not making much sense [...]

    Nicola McDonagh
    Edgy and exciting crime thrillerThis novel is pretty much everything you could want from a crime thriller Lots of intrigue, action and layers of mystery to keep the reader satisfied.PI Annie Raymond is thrown into a world of corruption as she tries to save her failing business by going to Argyle to ask help from her rich Aunt Once there, and seeing her father again, Annie decides to help him with a difficult case Past memories begin to haunt her and she unearths lies and secrets kept hidden for [...]

    Kay Robinson
    This winner of the CWA Debut Dagger award is certainly a very deserved winner It did start leaving me wondering if there d been an earlier book with Annie as the heroine, clearly I haven t read that yet Considering she was supposed to be an experienced PI she made some silly mistake, however, that apart the tale turns from being a straightforward murder and an apparently disconnected robbery into a very real and very dangerous search for the truth, not only in the investigation of the crimes but [...]

    Babus Ahmed
    Annie Raymond returns in her role as a PI in The Doll Makers which is set loser to home Annie is an equal share partner in a PI outfit that investigates insurance fraud in London, unfortunately things aren t going so well and the money she has invested in the firm and the finances of their Aunt are in fire straits As Annie returns to Scotland to tell her aunt and father about her financial misfortunes her father is suddenly busy as part of a human leg is found in the local loch This is another f [...]

    Karen's World
    I bought this book to read after meeting Penny and I must say I was not disappointed as it keeps you on your toes all the way through I love the character Annie who is the private investigator and you can really imagine the situations she gets herself in I will look forward to reading about her in other books.

    A very interesting, and well plotted storyline with great characters The book took you on a journey both emotional through the characters lives and across country as insurance fraud investigator, Annie Raymond followed up on her leads I shall checkout some of the author s other book in the near future.

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    Strangely weak having previously read this author, didn t expect this one to be so poor All about telling, not showing, the story, and no compelling suspense to keep the reader s interest.

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