Harry Bingham, TALKING TO THE DEAD
Welsh Detective Constable Fiona Griffiths is the protagonist in this highly entertaining start to this series by Bingham. Fiona is a complex character with a troubled and mysterious past who knows how to tell a wonderful story while dealing with her personal demons. In this book she is investigating the death of a prostitute and her young daughter. The dogged, Cambridge-educated, Griffiths senses that there is more to this than the usual violence that surrounds prostitution. Her investigation leads to a millionaire who might or might not be dead, and to a host of sinister activities.
I have read all six titles in this series and found each to be very good, but I would recommend starting with this novel and working you way through the rest. That way you can most fully appreciate the development of Fiona’s character. I look forward to reading the seventh in the series as soon as it comes out.