Review: No Curtain Call by KT McCaffrey
(Robert Hale, £18.99)
This book is the latest in the excellent long-running series featuring investigative journalist Emma Boylan. When the naked body of a well-known property developer is found on a slab in an abandoned graveyard, everyone is puzzled as the dead man was that rara avis, a decent developer who never appeared before a tribunal.
Emma's live-in lover, Detective Inspector Jim Connolly, is in charge of the case, and as more bodies turn up, each killed in bizarre and hugely theatrical settings, both realise a serial killer with a warped sense of religion is at work.
The fact that they are both working on the case, albeit from different perspectives, puts a strain on their relationship and Emma has the added burden of an ambitious young male reporter who will do anything to get a scoop.