The Dreaming Detective

The Dreaming Detective

H. R. F. Keating


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The Hard Detective takes on the cold case of a murdered boy preacher in this “solid police procedural” from the Edgar Award–nominated author (Publishers Weekly).

In 1968, Krishna Kumaramangalam, known as the Boy Preacher, was strangled to death at the Imperial Hotel in Birchester, England, moments before he was to address his many followers. Now the hotel is about to be demolished, and Detective Superintendent Harriet Martens is tasked with solving the thirty-year-old cold case before the crime scene is gone for good.
With scant evidence, and only five of the seven suspects still alive, it’s a no-win assignment. Clearly, Harriet’s new boss has it in for her. But as she tracks down the individuals who were with Krishna on that tragic day, Harriet uncovers a disturbing betrayal of faith—both in the past, and in her department.
The Dreaming Detective is the 4th book in the Harriet Martens Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.