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  • The Landscape of Death

  • DCI Tom Raven Crime Thrillers, Book 1
  • By: M. S. Morris
  • Narrated by: Dan Calley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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The Landscape of Death

By: M. S. Morris
Narrated by: Dan Calley
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Summary

A murder. A homecoming. A day of reckoning.

A man’s body washes up on a beach on the North Yorkshire coast with a single gunshot wound to the chest. The only clue to the victim’s identity is a ring engraved with two names.

DCI Tom Raven is back in his hometown of Scarborough for the first time in over 30 years. When offered the chance to lead the murder investigation, he takes it.

Raven quickly discovers that the prime suspect is his once-teenage friend, now a wealthy but shady businessman. He finds an ally in Detective Sergeant Becca Shawcross, but not everyone in the team is on his side.

As Raven delves into the case, he is forced to confront the events that drove him away from Scarborough so many years ago. Given a chance to undo past mistakes, he must make the biggest decision of his life. But first he must learn who he can trust. Because lies can kill.

Set on the North Yorkshire coast, the Tom Raven series is perfect for fans of L. J. Ross, J. D. Kirk, Simon McCleave, and British crime fiction.

©2022 Margarita Morris and Steve Morris (P)2022 Margarita Morris and Steve Morris

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I think this might be a good book. Unfortunately, the boring monotone of the narrator means I can't be bothered to finish it. I like to listen to audiobooks in bed night and morning but this one kept sending me to sleep. No change of voice for the different characters and sentences run together without pause. I might try future books by this author but not if they use the same narrator.

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Scarborough Fair?

Having been dismayed to find no more Oxford murder mysteries by M.S. Morris, I have been elated to discover the Raven series! Once again, fascinating intertextual references abound, but the books work every bit as well if you don't 'get' them - and I'm sure I miss many!

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Totally unrealistic main character

Tom Raven is one-dimensional. His departure from Scarborough, leaving the love of his life without a word? A 20-year marriage and a daughter that mean.... what to him? And please - no Superintendent would permit an officer to stay on a case in which he had so many relationships! All Donna had to say waa that they had slept together and back to London he would go. Then the ending, with Becca? If the author meant to whet an appetite for future Raven books, I'm flying away after #1.