The Hard Detective

The Hard Detective

H. R. F. Keating


  • Description
  • Author
  • Info
  • Reviews


The Edgar Award–nominated author introduces DCI Harriet Martens as she pursues a serial killer targeting the police in this “compelling entertainment” (Publishers Weekly).

Detective Chief Inspector Harriet Martens is pushing to clean up Greater Birchester with her Stop the Rot campaign, and not everyone is pleased with her success. Whipping her division into shape and stepping up arrests has led to some pretty nasty mail. But when a night-patrol constable is murdered while on duty, it seems as if someone very dangerous is out to stop Stop the Rot.
As more officers are targeted, a twisted theme comes into focus. Each murder is executed according to the verse from Exodus, Life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth. The murderer is on a personal quest for revenge, and to truly stop the rot, Harriet will have to put her own life on the line.
“Contemporary British police procedural meets old-fashioned puzzle mystery in this slick, streamlined effort.” —Publishers Weekly
The Hard Detective is the 1st book in the Harriet Martens Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.