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by Lesley Horton

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Lesley Horton
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Devils In The Mirror book. It is almost midnight on Halloween.

Devils In The Mirror book. Lesley Horton (1939-November 2018), was a British novelist and author of a series of crime novels featuring Bradford based Detective Inspector John Handford. She is also a past chair of the Crime Writers' Association. Other books in the series. DI Handford (5 books). Books by Lesley Horton. Mor. rivia About Devils In The Mirror.

Book in the DI Handford Series). Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9780752865768.

The Novels of Lesley Horton. Devils in the Mirror. Firefighters following up a fourth hoax call to Druids Altar, a local beauty spot high on Harden Moor, discover the body of Shayla Richards, a young black girl. Years of policing have turned John Handford and Khalid Ali into two of the best investigators on their force. But nothing stays the same for ever - and promotion has set the newly-styled DCI Handford and DI Ali on separate cases.

Lesley Horton is a British novelist and author of a series of crime novels featuring Bradford based Detective Inspector John. She is also a past chair of the

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Find sources: "Lesley Horton" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (January 2009) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). Lesley Horton is a British novelist and author of a series of crime novels featuring Bradford based Detective Inspector John Handford. Devils in the Mirror (2005). The Hollow Core (2006). Twisted Tracks (2007).

Devil in the Mirror (оригинал Black Veil Brides). Every day feels like a war. Каждый день словно война. The Devil in the mirror. Дьявол в отражении (перевод XergeN). We are created the suffering ones. Screaming that my heart is flawed.

Remember when Neighbours was on at . 0pm and then Home & Away was 6pm (and then possibly Heartbreak High . 0pm?) and you could just not watch the news and be blissfully ignorant of what was going on in the world? I miss that time.

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  • Dobpota
First Line: Eleven forty-five on the last day of October.

It's almost midnight on Halloween when firefighters find the body of young Shayla Richards out on the moor. Photographs taken at the scene suggest that it might be ritual sacrifice. When Detective Inspector John Handford and Detective Sergeant Khalid Ali begin their investigation, they learn that Shayla had been at the center of another police investigation that had very disturbing implications. As more and more people are interviewed, it also appears that Shayla was a compulsive liar. Just what is truth and what fiction in this young girl's death?

This series first came to my attention because it is set in Bradford, England. A very long time ago, I had ancestors living outside Bradford, and I've visited the city twice now. It is known for having a large Asian population, and in fact you can drive through sections of Bradford and never dream you were in England. So... the setting is what first came to my attention.

The second thing to come to my attention when reading this series was Horton's depiction of the very sensitive issues of race and religion that the police have to face in Bradford on a day-to-day basis. Her main character Detective Inspector John Handford knows what it's like to be accused of being racist. Having dodged that particular bullet, the powers-that-be seem to have a perverse sense of humor-- assigning a Muslim detective sergeant to Handford. Both are very prickly individuals for entirely different reasons, and it's been interesting to see them learn to work together as the series progresses.

A potential powder keg of a setting. Two extremely strong-willed characters who don't always see eye-to-eye. Investigations involving unfamiliar cultures and lots of hard work "by the book". Yes, I have been enjoying this series, but Devils in the Mirror ratcheted everything to a completely new level and wound up knocking my socks off.

Horton shakes up things with her characters in this one. Not content to leave everything to her mainstays, Handford and Ali, she brings in the controversial Detective Constable Warrender and Handford's own wife who teaches in the school where Shayla Richards was a student. As the investigation continues, the lives of the troubled teenagers who were Shayla's friends come to light, as well as the lives of their parents. One by one, suspects are brought into the spotlight and either eliminated or made into persons of interest.

This is one of the most densely layered, satisfying police procedurals I've read in a long, long time. There are a lot of characters to be found in Devils in the Mirror, but none of them hit a false note and none are surplus to requirements. Everyone matters in this book. Everyone contributes a piece to the puzzle. With the large cast and all the individual threads to the plot, you might think that this book would be very confusing, but it's not in the least. Devils in the Mirror requires a large canvas because it's not just about the murder of a young girl. It's also about everyone who had a hand in creating these "throwaway" children, and just what is thrown away and irretrievably lost as a result.

Horton's book works on so many levels: a complex, satisfying plot; multi-faceted, real characters; hard, unrelenting, dogged police work; and sensitive social issues. Halfway through the book, I was in awe. I wanted to slow down and savor each paragraph; I wanted to gulp it down as fast as I possibly could.

I settled for a sedate sprint. You see, I have the next two books in this series sitting on a shelf not very far away. If that sounds a bit smug, it is!
  • Windforge
The body of Shayla, a teenaged schoolgirl is found on a large rock on Harden Moor, a local beauty spot in the north of England, with her limbs arranged as though for a ritual sacrifice. An autopsy reveals that Shayla had been suffocated after being raped repeatedly and the locals believe that one of her teachers was somehow involved. A year previously, Shayla had accused one of her teachers, Graham Collins, of sexual assault but had backed down and admitted to lying. Collins name was cleared but the school board still kept him on suspension for the year and he was becoming increasingly agitated that his teaching career might be over. Shayla had been a member of a gang of girls who habitually played truant from school and who had become very adept at bag snatching at the local malls and were becoming more violent as they continued to avoid being caught by the police. Detective Inspector John Handford and his colleague Detective Sergeant Khalid Ali investigate anyone who was connected to Shayla in any way, and are puzzled to be unable to find any background to Graham Collins before his teaching days. It's a very good read with crime, racial hatreds and prejudices all getting in the way of what should have been a more straight forward crime solving and I'm looking forward to more stories involving DI Handford and his team who are a story in themselves.