Slow Recoil: A Charlie McKelvey Mystery by C.B. Forrest

Slow Recoil: A Charlie McKelvey Mystery

byC.B. Forrest

Kobo ebook | September 1, 2010

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Some bullets take years to find their mark... Former Toronto Detective Charlie McKelvey is puttering through the first year of his forced retirement. His tedious life is torn wide open when a friend enlists his help in locating a recent Bosnian immigrant who has simply disappeared without a trace. Her teacher and recent lover, Tim Fielding, suspects foul play. At first hesitant, McKelvey is quickly drawn into the case as the bodies and clues pile up. When the body of an unidentified woman turns up in Fieldings apartmentand Fielding is nowhere to be foundMcKelvey finds himself a prime suspect in an increasingly obscure murder investigation.

Title:Slow Recoil: A Charlie McKelvey MysteryFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:192660718X

ISBN - 13:9781926607184


Rated 5 out of 5 by from The ending took me by surprise- amazing book This book was given to me for Christmas and I could not put it down. Until the very end I was not able to figure out who the murderer was...great book.
Date published: 2015-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I thought this series was well written in all three of his books you really grasp and start to build a relationship with Charlie that seem to..............for me grow and you really support and rally for this guy. I would highly recommend this book. But please do yourself a favor and read all three.
Date published: 2014-02-26
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Date published: 2014-02-24
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Date published: 2013-03-27