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Swimming with the dead [text (large print)] / Peter Guttridge.

By: Guttridge, Peter.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Guttridge, Peter. Brighton mystery: 6Publisher: London, England : Severn House, 2019Description: 280 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780727829504; 0727829505.Subject(s): Police -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Large type books | Brighton (England) -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction.DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: With an art deco lido under threat of closure by a ruthless property developer, the Save Salthaven Lido campaigners are fighting a desperate battle to keep it open. When the lead campaigner is discovered dead, suspicion falls on the developers. No sooner have DI Sarah Gilchrist and DS Bellamy Heap begun to investigate that there is a second death during a pre-qualifying event in Brighton Bay for potential Cross-Channel swimmers. This time it's a local millionaire businesswoman with radical plans to reorganise the family business.When another endurance swimmer dies during an event with links to the property developer, Gilchrist and Heap flounder. Are all the deaths connected to the Salthaven development? Is someone targeting open-water swimmers? Gilchrist and Heap race to uncover the truth before more victims come to the surface.
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A body found stabbed repeatedly outside the local lido leads DI Sarah Gilchrist and DS Bellamy Heap into an intriguing new case.With an art deco lido under threat of closure by a ruthless property developer, the Save Salthaven Lido campaigners are fighting a desperate battle to keep it open. When the lead campaigner is discovered dead, suspicion falls on the developers. No sooner have DI Sarah Gilchrist and DS Bellamy Heap begun to investigate that there is a second death during a pre-qualifying event in Brighton Bay for potential Cross-Channel swimmers. This time it's a local millionaire businesswoman with radical plans to reorganise the family business.When another endurance swimmer dies during an event with links to the property developer, Gilchrist and Heap flounder. Are all the deaths connected to the Salthaven development? Is someone targeting open-water swimmers? Gilchrist and Heap race to uncover the truth before more victims come to the surface.

With an art deco lido under threat of closure by a ruthless property developer, the Save Salthaven Lido campaigners are fighting a desperate battle to keep it open. When the lead campaigner is discovered dead, suspicion falls on the developers. No sooner have DI Sarah Gilchrist and DS Bellamy Heap begun to investigate that there is a second death during a pre-qualifying event in Brighton Bay for potential Cross-Channel swimmers. This time it's a local millionaire businesswoman with radical plans to reorganise the family business.When another endurance swimmer dies during an event with links to the property developer, Gilchrist and Heap flounder. Are all the deaths connected to the Salthaven development? Is someone targeting open-water swimmers? Gilchrist and Heap race to uncover the truth before more victims come to the surface.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Guttridge's sprightly sixth Brighton mystery (after 2014's Those Who Feel Nothing) finds Det. Insp. Sarah Gilchrist ruefully contemplating her "late-onset promiscuity" when she gets a call from Det. Sgt. Bellamy Heap to join him at a crime scene. Roland Gulliver, a certified Channel swimmer, has been stabbed to death in front of the wonderfully exuberant Art Deco frontage of Brighton's Salthaven Lido. On further examination, it becomes clear that Gulliver was partially drowned before being savagely attacked. Another swimmer dies during a six-hour qualifying heat for swimming the Channel. An autopsy reveals that the death was no accident. After a third swimmer dies, Gilchrist and Heap start searching for connections. Are the deaths somehow related to a campaign to save the Salthaven Lido from developers? Amusing repartee, well-drawn characters, and intriguing plot twists distinguish this police procedural. Readers interested in the complicated preparation and training needed for a Channel swim will be rewarded. Agent: Paul Moreton, Bell Lomax Moreton Agency (U.K.). (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

Brighton, England, detectives Sarah Gilchrist and Bellamy Heap find themselves involved in a complex investigation when one of the leaders of a group attempting to preserve an art-deco lido (beach resort) turns up dead. When a second death occurs during a prequalifying event for swimmers interested in crossing the English Channel, the case grows in importance; and when another swimmer dies, thoughts of a serial killer surface. Gilchrist and Heap have their hands full as they try to fit the pieces of this complex puzzle together, with concern mounting that the killer is targeting open-water swimmers, Heap's girlfriend among them. Guttridge effectively combines a challenging mystery with fascinating backstory relating to the sport of open-water swimming.--Barbara Bibel Copyright 2019 Booklist

Kirkus Book Review

Brighton Police Commissioner Bob Watts, usually above the fray, can't resist the lure of a complicated case.Watts' former lover DI Sarah Gilchrist (Those Who Feel Nothing, 2014, etc.) is far from satisfied with her current diet of one-night stands. As she ponders her problems, a call from her erudite detective sergeant, Bellamy Heap, plunges her and Watts into a twisty murder case. A man has been found stabbed outside the Salthaven Lido, which is the center of a battle between developer Alice Sutherland and those trying to save the Art Deco building. Pathologist Frank Bilson identifies the man as Roland Gulliver, a gay man with whom he sometimes swam. An autopsy shows that Gulliver drowned before he was stabbed and his body was moved. Gulliver once swam the English Channel, and Heap's girlfriend, radio reporter Kate Simpson, is in training to do soas is Bob Watts. Gulliver was working on the Save the Lido campaign, but committee chair April Medavoy can't imagine that his involvement provides a motive for murder, and there's always the possibility of a hate crime. Watts and Kate are in a practice race in the Lake District run by Dolphin Smile's Derek Neill when one of the swimmers dies, ostensibly of a heart attack. In another qualifier for a Channel swim, wealthy Christine Bromley also drowns. Both deaths turn out to be anything but accidents. Picking up some hints from Watts and Sarah, who are deeply involved in the long-distance swimming scene, the police chase clues as far away as Thailand. Seemingly unrelated people and events turn out to have unexpected connections that provide most of the answers.Cleverly nuanced sleuths solve a series of knotty crimes with daring and panache. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.