A detective in love

Book Cover
Average Rating
MysteriousPress.com/Open Road,
Pub. Date:
In that mythical Victorian piano-legs -in-pantaloons era people, at least in the respectable classes, may have convinced themselves that sex was something that manifested itself only when a baby had to be made. But in fact it's us, the sophisticated, we-know-it-all generation, who still don't really acknowledge how we're all in a every way all the time at the mercy of that louring cloud. Detective Harriet Martens--the title character from The Hard Detective--returns in this newest police procedural from a master of the genre, H. R. F. Keating. Detective Martens has a well-deserved reputation for unyielding toughness. In The Hard Detective, she led a Stop the Rot campaign against local crime and faced down a brutal killer on a spree of cop killing. Now, she has been called on to lead the investigation into the murder of Bubbles Xingara, Britain's number one tennis star and media darling, who was found dead on the grounds of her sprawling country home. The case is sure to draw worldwide attention. The mystery, however, isn't what tests the Hard Detective's strength. It's the fact that Detective Martens, devoted wife, has fallen madly and passionately in love with a subordinate officer. From her first meeting with that subordinate, Martens must struggle not only to solve a perplexing homicide, but also to control her increasing urges and to withstand temptation. Her difficulties are made no easier by her husband regularly commenting on the unavoidable power of amorousness.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID727ecf28-1711-5b17-9c46-4a5f9a3e354d
Grouping Titledetective in love
Grouping Authorkeating h r f
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-01-15 20:02:01PM
Last Indexed2020-01-17 06:54:59AM

Solr Details

authorKeating, H. R. F. (Henry Reymond Fitzwalter), 1926-2011,
author2-rolehoopla digital.
author_displayKeating, H. R. F
display_descriptionThe favorite to win the next Wimbledon tournament, British tennis player Bubbles Xingara was a darling of the gossip columns. And now that she's been murdered outside of her own mansion, the press is in a frenzy. Taking charge of the case in neighboring Leven Vale, Detective Superintendent Harriet Martens doesn't relish the thought of dealing with the media. But she soon has another reason to prefer a little privacy . . . Known as the Hard Detective, Harriet is used to suppressing her emotions on the job. But Leven Vale's stalwart DI Anselm Brent is making her feel things she hasn't felt in years. Though her marriage is relatively permissive, Harriet doesn't need her own name added to the rumor mill-certainly not if she intends to catch a killer. A Detective in Love is the 2nd book in the Harriet Martens Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
hoopla:MWT12401559Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeBookeBook1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12401559?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
hoopla:MWT12401559eBookeBookEnglishMysteriousPress.com/Open Road, 2019.1 online resource
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
hoopla:MWT12401559Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
seriesHarriet Martens mysteries
series_with_volumeHarriet Martens mysteries|2
subject_facetElectronic books
England -- Fiction
Martens, Harriet (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Police -- England -- Fiction
Policewomen -- Fiction
Women tennis players -- Crimes against -- Fiction
title_displayA detective in love
title_fullA detective in love [electronic resource] / H.R.F. Keating
title_shortA detective in love
topic_facetCrimes against
Electronic books
Martens, Harriet (Fictitious character)
Women tennis players